J.J. Strong

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  • 8 months ago | Film and TV

    It’s hard to watch Season Two of Getting On without thinking about The Office. The parallels are obvious. Both are British imports from namesake series, and both, at least in the early going, inherited an understated, gloomy brand of humor from th...

  • 1 year ago

    Dear Westsiders Still Willing to Go East of the 405: When will you quit? Don't you know there's nothing out there for you? You belong here. With us. Tucked into our sanctuary between Sepulveda and the Pacific. Basking in that brilliant California ...

  • 2 years ago | Hollywood

    With 2013 winding down and the holidays in full swing, the best time of year to live in L.A. is upon us -- Screening Season! These are those special few weeks when eager Angelenos can bask in the glow of being sort-of, kind-of, tangentially-but-no...

  • 2 years ago | A Considerable Town

    More First Person pieces: *I Was Sick of L.A. Traffic. So I Took a Plane to Work *I Rode the Entire L.A. Metro in a Single Day *Why the San Fernando Valley Hate Needs to End Once and For All When I first moved to Los Angeles, I read a...