Do You Know the ‘Flávio’ Story? Why These Photographs from Brazilian Favelas in 1961 Resonate Today

Do You Know the ‘Flávio’ Story? Why These Photographs from Brazilian Favelas in 1961 Resonate Today

Do You Know the ‘Flávio’ Story? Why These Photographs from Brazilian Favelas in 1961 Resonate Today

The photos tell a common story we’ve come to expect from media representations of abject poverty. There are the precarious piles of ramshackle dwellings spilling down a steep hillside, where emaciated kids in torn and dirty rags wear pained expressions, mouths agape. Over there, dirty barefoot toddlers run around outside half-naked, no diapers, playing on a cliff of mud and trash outside the front door of the family shack. Inside, too many siblings lay […]

July’s Best Music

July's Best Music

July's Best Music

Here are the albums, EPs and mixes we’re feeling most this month. Chapter 01 Best albums July 2019 The soundtrack to an educational film about safe sex includes some of the best music the pioneering electronic duo ever recorded. Listen: Bandcamp / Apple Music / Spotify / Soundcloud The Los Angeles duo blur the line between album and mix with this striking collection of ambient tracks stitched together with beautiful vocals from Kelela. Listen: […]

The Best of Downtown: Food and Drinks

The Best of Downtown: Food and Drinks

The Palm Downtown is full of delicious food and beverage options. Below are some of the best according to Los Angeles Downtown News’ readers as well as a few picks from our staff members. BEST AMERICAN CUISINE Nixo at the Luxe City Center : The patio view is nice, but executive chef Ben Diaz’s menu is even nicer at this South Park hotel eatery. Among the starters are fried calamari and glazed wings, while […]

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TOP FIVE: THE FABLED BREAKFAST BURRITO TRAIL OF YORK BOULEVARD

Highland Park may have become synonymous with headlines about flipping Craftsman homes for hundreds of thousands of dollars over asking price and retenanting, but there is one timeless dish that has survived the gentrification and has continued to thrive: the breakfast burrito.

While many of the original working-class residents of many different backgrounds have been driven out, the Latino roots of the neighborhood are still evident as you stroll past the boutique shops and speakeasy sandwich bars. Highland Park’s most bustling business areas are made of the neighborhood’s two main streets, York and Figueroa. The former used to be an area that was known for boasting almost two dozen auto body shops at one point. As the economic picture has shifted, so have the businesses and yet one essential factor remains: people need to eat and the breakfast burrito is at your service.

What’s brewing in Chinatown: a microguide to four unique coffee bars

Chinatown today is a neighborhood in flux, a place of cultural collision with new energy, new entrepreneurs, and cultures from around the world. But its history goes back generations and there remains a clutch of iconic bakeries, restaurants, cafes and lounges that blanket the landscape between the L.A. River and North Figueroa Street, from Phoenix Bakery (opened 1938) to Philippe (in its current location since 1951).

You’ll need a cup of coffee to take it all in. Happily the many-splendored neighborhood is here to oblige.

Ed Templeton Photographs the LA Pride Parade

Photographer, artist, and professional skateboarder Ed Templeton has made a career out of capturing young people on the fringe, hanging out, hooking up, and chilling out. In 2011, he released Teenage Kissers, a companion to the groundbreaking Teenage Smokers (2000), images from nearly 16 years of kids passionately embracing at the skate parks, beaches, boardwalks, and suburban margins of Southern California, as teenagers are wont to do.

Now Templeton brings the exuberant human spirit of this project to Los Angeles Pride, where he documented revelers kissing on the streets of West Hollywood. His photos of parade-goers of all shapes, colors, ages and sizes form a technicolor collage of the many, many faces of love—whether you’re a shirtless cowboy, a pink-haired drag queen, guys in mesh shirts, guys with tattoos, or babes in pasties. On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, the act of affection becomes a political demonstration, the passion of each pair of lovers burning like a Molotov cocktail. One couple kisses in front of signs held by protestors from the notorious Westboro Baptist Church that say things like, “Homo sex is sin.” As their lips lock  in the glorious afternoon sun, they flip them the bird.