‘This US government looks more like Iran’s every day’: Shirin Neshat talks about the power of political satire ahead of LA show

‘This US government looks more like Iran's every day’: Shirin Neshat talks about the power of political satire ahead of LA show

The Iranian artist’s major exhibition opens at the Broad museum features new work addressing discrimination in Trump’s America Shirin Neshat’s early life in the US was less American Dream and more brutal reality. The Iranian-born artist and film-maker was 17 in 1975 when she arrived in Los Angeles—and she hated it. The Hollywood glamour that had intoxicated her in the cinema of her small hometown of Qazvin, two hours outside of Tehran, was not […]

Meals, a Food-Centric Label From L.A., Will Make Your Mouth Water

Meals, a Food-Centric Label From L.A., Will Make Your Mouth Water

The slogan of the Los Angeles–based fashion label Meals is “Wear What You Eat.” And if these clothes were food, they would be delicious. The genderless collection—founded by Sam Salad (a pseudonym) and his partner, Rebma (the formerly anonymous designer of the denim label 69)—references rich natural foods in each of the garments. In the mix is a workwear-style canvas jacket and utility pant set that is displayed in a look book with a […]

Photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

‘Pose’ dominates the Emmys red carpet

‘Pose’ dominates the Emmys red carpet

‘Pose’ dominates the Emmys red carpet

Mj Rodriguez arrives at the Emmy Awards. The creators and cast of “Pose” have been amplifying the glamour — and making LGBTQ history — on TV, and they did it again at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday. In a sign of their growing fashion influence, members of the show donned eye-catching styles from both independent designers and global fashion houses, many of whom stepped up to help them shine in custom creations. […]

THE L.A. TACO GUIDE TO THE 20 BEST AL PASTOR AND ADOBADA TACOS IN LOS ANGELES, MAPPED

You might think the title of this list is redundant but it speaks to an interesting debate about marinated pork in the Mexican community. Whether you believe that al pastor and adobada are the same things or that they are completely different, the argument speaks to the growing literacy of Mexican food in L.A. Fortunately, we are blessed with a bounty of Comida Mexicana in the city of Angels, where you can find both.

What is the difference between the two?