• Culture
  • LA Files: Pan Dulce in East LA

    Pan Dulce* is a staple if you grow up in a Mexican-American household, or if you live in LA. They come in different shapes, sizes, and textures but in general, they are all covered in sugar and a symbol of your grandparents, cousins, heritage, sometimes church, and probably a Sunday morning with coffee at home. Everyone […]

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  • #MeToo

    This week, the hashtag #metoo prompted thousands of women (many of them your own friends, family, and classmates and co-workers) to come forward with their own stories of sexual harassment and assault, in order to put a visual understanding on the magnitude of this problem: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or […]

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  • LA files: Angeleno Culture

      Angeleno culture is a number of subcultures working together • Angeleno culture is a freeway• Angeleno culture is a helicopter humming in the distance• Angeleno culture is 85 degrees in October• Angeleno culture is 2 tacos al pastor at 2am• Angeleno culture is the story of immigrants looking for a better life, told by […]

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  • Cultural Research.

    So exactly 6 months ago (January 15) I boarded my plane to Barcelona to start, quite possibly, the most exciting adventure of my life. Barcelona taught me how to be alone, taught me empathy, introduced me to some of the most beautiful-minded people, forced me to think, question, and act. It motivated me, it surprised […]