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Artist James Curran explains the method behind his madness in creating LAGifAThon:

In July I spent a month in Los Angeles where I animated a new GIF every day for 30 days inspired by something that happened during my stay.

See all the looping GIFs on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram with #LAGifathon or follow me to keep up with the next Gifathon, coming soon…

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al-pastor-logoHis father wanted him to stay in Michoacan, work on the family farm, and do construction, but Raul Morales crossed over from Mexico at 17 to pursue his culinary dreams. Now, at 44, he’s his own boss, and a master of tacos al pastor. “Chef Al Pastor” was interviewed at his Los Angeles restaurant Taqueria Vista Hermosa.

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When you get a horchata cocktail at Salazar Los Angeles, a little chapulin tops off your drink with special sabor.

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Ruben Pardo, 75, is the oldest manual elevator operator in Los Angeles. Six days a week for 40 years, Pardo has helped the patrons of the Art Deco Wilshire Tower building “up and down” while sharing his positive musings on the simple joys of life.


In this moody, black and white 2 minute study : Mariachi, video creator Kimo Easterwood hangs out at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, on Los Angeles’ Eastside.

POCHO’s El Pastor, Ruben Nuno, captured award-winning poet G. Yamazawa’s riveting performance of his poem My Father’s Accent at L.A.’s The Bridge/Union Church Wednesday. Let’s “build bridges not walls,” Nuno added. [Mas…]


The three homies who comprise a band named after the Mexican barrio destroyed to build Dodger Stadium (photo)The Chavez Ravine — are out with a new tune: Touch Down.

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goblinsfThe “two dudes from Los Angeles, California that make some dank beats fam” create magic free open source music as the Goblins from Mars. They’re on Facebook, of course, and they have this new cool reggae tune out on SoundCloud called King Taco. Is it an ode to the famous taqueria in East Los? We don’t know. We have inquired via email. We’ll let you know. [Mas…]

Win free tickets to Thursday’s rockin’ DTLA Cincléctico show

by José Canusí May 3, 2016 Corporate
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When Cinco de Mayo gets eclectic it’s CINCLÉCTICO! Two of our fave “eclectic” local bandas are on Thursday’s CINCLÉCTICO bill at the Regent Theater downtown — rocksteady/ska superstars The Delirians and retro-soundtrack rockers Cutty Flam — and a good time is guaranteed for all. What’s more, we’re giving out two sets of freebie tix to […]

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LA’s Ramiro Gomez makes invisible workers visible (NPR audio)

by Comic Saenz April 12, 2016 Audio
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Painting on the radio is like fish on bicycles, except if you are POCHO amigo Ramiro Gomez, Jr., whose artistic mission is to represent the usually invisible immigrant laborers who keep America running. Via NPR’s Morning Edition:

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Life and death on the streets: ‘Los Angeles 1991’ (NSFW video)

by Bronco del Camino February 15, 2016 Cultura
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Race relations in Los Angeles, 1991 are far from ideal. When Mexican-American Eladio goes to avenge the death of his older brother at the hands of a Korean-American merchant, he soon discovers that he’s not the only one with a reason to kill today. [NSFW adult language, F-bombs; graphic violence.]

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As sunny skies returned, did an OVNI/UFO visit Los Angeles? (video)

by ZORRO MULDER February 3, 2016 El Now
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Did an Unidentified Flying Object/Objeto Volador No Identificado buzz La La land Monday? It looks like a bunch of runaway birthday balloons to us, but WTF, the truth is out there. Also, we want to believe.

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Too cool! Los Angeles 2016 No Pants Subway Ride (photos,video)

by Especial Correspondents January 12, 2016 Cultura
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A Floridian transplanted to Los Angeles, Te-Erika Patterson video’d Sunday’s No Pants Subway Ride — it was her third year stripping down and riding the rails for fun. If you think this is for you, check out her MovingToLAToday.com blog. Videographer and photographer Dan “The Steel Shark” Cooke also braved the chilly 50° L.A. weather […]

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Lalo Alcaraz: This year, for DDLM, my altar is ‘Muertos Crossing’ (photos)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 26, 2015 Cartoons
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This year, for my Dia de Los Muertos altar at the Grand Park (Downtown LA) ofrenda/celebration, I built a new variation on one of my favorite motifs. Check out this photo gallery to see how the Muertos Crossing piece came together. Just click on the skeletor niño to get started….

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Hungry in Lincoln Heights? Look for the ‘Corn Man’ (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN September 23, 2015 Cultura
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The Corn Man has been vending elotes in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Lincoln Heights for 27 years, according to L.A. Eater:

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New from Los Lobos: ‘Gates of Gold’ (audio)

by Soy Capitan September 21, 2015 Audio
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LA’s best band, Los Lobos, is releasing their first album of new material in five years, Gates of Gold. We’ve got the entire record here and then individual tracks, courtesy NPR.

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What do Los Cenzontles say? ‘Good Morning, Aztlan!’ (video)

by Soy Capitan September 18, 2015 Cultura
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Buenas dias, Aztlan! And TGIF! Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) re-imagine the Los Lobos classic Good Morning, Aztlan! with some scenes that sure look familiar! And the Los Lobos version is here:

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Dancing with Selena, memories of childhood, and pepperoni pizza

by Estefania Zavala September 15, 2015 Cultura
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Three hours into Selena night at the Regent in downtown Los Angeles, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom starts playing. I feel this deep, animal sense of belonging. This is my song and I need to be on stage. I claw my way up to the stage and slip in a puddle of what is maybe human […]

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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: ‘Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!’ (photo)

by Comic Saenz September 15, 2015 Cultura
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¡Feliz Hispanic Heritage Month 2015! — Alcalde Eric Garcetti Manhole cover image via Buzzfeed.

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Regular guy Danny Trejo goes cruisin’ on Van Nuys Boulevard (video)

by WOLFMAN JOAQUIN September 9, 2015 Cultura
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Machete don’t text, but he did stop by — on a recent Wednesday cruise night, on Van Nuys Boulevard in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley to check in with ManCave TV. [Totally NSFW hardcore soundtrack.]

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Meet Orlando Holguin, the littlest lowrider in Los Angeles (video)

by RON FLOSS August 19, 2015 Cultura
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Third-generation lowrider Orlando Holguin, six years old, was riding low and slow before he could walk. [Video by Shannon Cottrell for the L.A. Weekly.]

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Madonna’s new NSFW music video ‘Taco Truck Bonita’ is puro L.A.

by Soy Capitan July 17, 2015 Cultura
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OOPS, SORRY POCHOS. THE VIDEO PEOPLE CHANGED THE SETTINGS TO PRIVATE. IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED!

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This is how Los Angeles welcomed Donald Trump Friday (video)

by Comic Saenz July 13, 2015 El Now
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Dennis J. Romero of LAWeekly.com was on the scene at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in Brentwood Friday afternoon as Donald Trump came to speak to a private GOP gathering: Donald Trump’s mouth might be the most uncivilized thing to have graced the blue-blood hills of Brentwood, but those reacting to the GOP presidential […]

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Proudly presenting Rainbow Mariachi de Los Angeles (audio, video)

by Verdana Bold June 29, 2015 Audio
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Somos here, somos queer, somos Mariachi Arcoiris de los Angeles — Rainbow Mariachi of L.A. Maria Hinojosa and Camilo Vargas of LatinoUSA tell the story:

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