Jessica Langlois

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  • 24 days ago | Culture

    I was reading Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric in a hotel bar in downtown Los Angeles Saturday afternoon when I got a series of texts from my partner, who was in Ventura County, sitting by a lake and writing poetry. The police wer...

  • 3 months ago | Development

    The stretch of Seventh Street that climbs up a gradual incline east of MacArthur Park feels like the heart of a village. The main corridor is narrow, banked by bike lanes and lined with storefronts housing discount shops and panaderias. Jacaranda ...

  • 7 months ago

    Angelenos have been flocking to Hel-Mel for years for its quirky shops, counterculture ethos and community-oriented vibe. But one of the best destinations at the gritty-hip East Hollywood intersection of Heliotrope and Melrose is easily overlooked...

  • 7 months ago

    Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade has serious street cred as one of L.A.'s most politically conscious bike crews, and Clitoral Mass is its pinnacle event (this year it was held Aug. 1). Since 2012, the annual summer ride has been bringing together hu...

  • 7 months ago

    Spring is book festival season in Los Angeles, and the best place to quench your thirst for local authors and interactive literary activities is downtown. For four years, Grand Park has partnered with indie publisher Writ Large and other local lit...

  • 7 months ago | Film and TV

    The heat is thick and the air still in a vacant lot off Mulholland Drive in Encino. Under the midday August sun, a cluster of Los Angeles Police Department cars forms a circle around an abandoned Bentley, where a soft-eyed, city-hardened detective...


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