Lynn Q. Yu
Lynn Q. Yu writes about niche subcultures and communities for L.A. Weekly. She is a lover of noodles, an aficionado of hip-hop and a drinker of beer. She lives in Echo Park with three succulents.
5 months ago | Culture
I’m duking it out over a chessboard against Gregory Crumby, one of the three gentlemen who run the Venice Beach Knights chess club. A crowd of British, Latin American and Scandinavian tourists has gathered on the boardwalk to snap photos and watch...
5 months ago
O'Brien's is no ordinary pub quiz. It's reputedly Southern California's most difficult trivia night, requiring players to have knowledge of 18th-century literature, 20th-century philosophers and 21st-century surf spots. You'll also be facing the s...
5 months ago | Festivals
And YG got the crowd hyped with his anti-Trump anthem "FDT." But otherwise, political messages were largely absent from the hip-hop festival at Angel Stadium.
6 months ago | Chinese Cuisine
True connoisseurs recognize the subtle differences.
6 months ago | Culture
The game is Captain Morgan’s Revenge. Players take turns spinning a dreidel-like top with marked sides. After pitching money into the growing pot, I spin and land on a side labeled “TA.” Take all. The pot’s mine. The Confederate soldier next to me...
8 months ago | Culture
Chasers pass the Quaffle in an effort to score through hoops. Beaters throw Bludgers to derail opposing Chasers. And Seekers wait for the Golden Snitch — a live, yellow-jersey-clad human — to be released for a chance to end the game. The latest sp...