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Good Eats: Russian Restaurant in Los Angeles

May 23, 2011  
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Good Eats: Russian Restaurant in Los Angeles

By Annie Suh — If you’re a foodie on the hunt for something tasty, different and somewhat exotic other than your typical burger, taco, sushi or pasta dish, look no further than this nugget of gold: Traktir. Tucked on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Crescent Heights in West Hollywood, Traktir serves authentic Russian […]

State Street, Santa Barbara: Dining and Shopping Paradise

April 18, 2011  
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State Street, Santa Barbara: Dining and Shopping Paradise

By Vira Pons — I like to think things happen for a reason.  My first job out of college was located in Santa Barbara, and I’m glad that it led me there for whatever reason.  Perhaps it’s the same reason why Oprah has a home in the hills of the neighboring Montecito community, and why […]

Japan Spotlight: The “We” Spirit

March 22, 2011  
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Japan Spotlight: The “We” Spirit

There’s a collective spirit at play in the Land of the Rising Sun. This is how the Japanese operate, and it’s also the reason why there have been no reported incidents of looting or disorder in the midst of the recent devastation (See FT.com). People are scratching their heads wondering, how in the world? Japan’s […]

Say Hello to Harlem Place—A Downtown LA Café Kept Under Wraps

February 8, 2011  
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Say Hello to Harlem Place—A Downtown LA Café Kept Under Wraps

Harlem Place Café does make wraps—and good ones, too—but you’ll have to find the place first to have a taste. Hidden alongside a long alley on West 4th Street near Rocket Pizza, the artsy café used to be called Lost Souls Café until September of last year when they decided to scrap the name and […]

La La Land at It’s Best: Photos of LA

December 28, 2010  
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La La Land at It’s Best: Photos of LA

Depictions of Los Angeles. {Downtown Skyline by Steve Lyon} {Manhattan Beach Streets by Neil Kramer} {Rodeo Drive by Prayitno} {Downtown with Double Rainbows by Tommi Virtanen} {Santa Monica Ferris Wheel and Moon by Rupert Ganzer} {Hollywood Walk of Fame by Christian Haugen} {Old Brick Building in the Arts District by Oracio Alvarado} {Central LA High […]

The 3rd Annual LA Holiday Fashion Show at the W

December 21, 2010  
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The 3rd Annual LA Holiday Fashion Show at the W

As the models walked down the long, curvy staircase in elegant succession, large chandelier lights and reflective metallic walls added drama to the eye-catching dresses—the neckline, the hems, the ruching, as well as the colors that were very holiday appropriate. Peter Phan took the night away with his beautifully edgy designs including a white corset […]

Top 10 Global Artists of the Year: Music Around the World

December 9, 2010  
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Top 10 Global Artists of the Year: Music Around the World

The year is coming to a close and we’ve witnessed some amazing musical talents from around the world. We decided to highlight a few of them, so if you’re looking for some new and unique tunes to add to your music library, you’ve come to the right spot. Check out our top 10 picks that […]

Come Hungry: LA Food and Wine Festival

September 28, 2010  
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Come Hungry: LA Food and Wine Festival

LA’s sprawled out city and driving culture points it more as a tossed salad than a melting pot. We have bigger and more segregated ethnic enclaves—and more choices. This means there isn’t just one Chinatown. You’ve got a smaller version of it in downtown but a grander scale in Alhambra. Here, we don’t really come […]

North Korean Refugees: HIDING

September 21, 2010  
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North Korean Refugees: HIDING

Introducing a new documentary created by the grassroots organization, LiNK (Liberty in North Korea). If you ever wondered how Korea became two completely different nations but never attempted to find out why, here’s what happened. From 1910 to 1945, Japan had occupied the Korean peninsula. When they were defeated at the end of World War […]

A Taste of Brazil Culture

September 13, 2010  
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A Taste of Brazil Culture

By Annie Suh — If there’s one culture that knows how to celebrate, it’s the Brazilians—and they’ve got the beats, the moves and their carnivorous appetite to prove it. Meat lovers, if you’ve never tried Brazilian BBQ (churrasco), you’ll be wondering where it’s been all your life. Various skewers of grilled meat, vinaigrette salsa, rice […]

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