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Lina Lecaro and Lisa Derrick

City of (Dark) Angels: How L.A. Helped Birth Goth and Is Keeping the Culture Alive

The U.K. usually gets credit for birthing the gothic movement, in clubs and on the street, but the United States — and specifically Los Angeles — was its enticing evil twin from the start, possessing post-punkers with a gloomy aura and allure. L.A. was one of the most significant locales in the world in terms of spreading and exposing the scene, and it most definitely has become the most enduring epicenter as far as nightlife and lifestyle go. Despite the beach-babe stereotype, L.A. is a city of dark angels who can't be denied and just won't die....