California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Echo Park

This blog entry is about the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park.  INTRO TO EP Echo Park is a Mideast Side neighborhood located north of Downtown Los Angeles in the Elysian hills west of the LA River. Echo Park has long associations with several arts, most notably literature and film. It's one of the city's oldest neighborhoods and is … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Echo Park

New Orleans Block Party – Bounce Music goes to SXSW 2010

This looks incredible. South By Southwest is hosting a bounce music showcase. This is your chance to experience some of the biggest talents to come out of the New Orleans Rap scene. Although they made their pledge goals, you can still donate and get various merchandise. Now I may have to go to SXSW for the … Continue reading New Orleans Block Party – Bounce Music goes to SXSW 2010

Los Angeles’ Pan-African Film Festival …a year heavy on Nollywood and South African films

Los Angeles’s Pan-African Film Festival is currently in effect (February 10-17). I have a long-lasting love-hate relationship with it. On the one hand, their website (despite improvements this year) remains hard to navigate, is rife with typos, incomplete information and omissions. In other words, it’s inexcusably bad. How about a calendar, folks? In addition, every … Continue reading Los Angeles’ Pan-African Film Festival …a year heavy on Nollywood and South African films

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Little Tokyo (小東京)

This blog entry is about the Los Angeles neighborhood of Little Tokyo. To vote for other neighborhoods to be the subject of a blog entry, click here. To vote for Los Angeles County communities, click here. To vote for Orange County neighborhoods, vote here. INTRODUCTION TO LITTLE TOKYO Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Map of Little Tokyo Little Tokyo … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Little Tokyo (小東京)