A year ago, New York’s Time magazine said the revitalization of downtown LA could be dubbed the neighborhood’s “Manhattanization,” as if New York invented the idea of clustering bars and restaurants to attract crowds. A few months later, writing about Pacific Standard Time, a massive multi-museum retrospective of the best in LA art from 1945 to 1980, the New York Times called the collection “overcompensation” from a city “where interest in culture starts and ends with movie grosses and who is on the cover of Vanity Fair.” “It’s corny,” art critic Dave Hickey, who also used to direct the Reese Palley gallery in New York, told the Times of the collection. “It’s the sort of thing that Denver would do.
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- thebrowncoat said: Heading out to San Diego in October and then to L.A. - know anything about the Pacific Surfliner train from San Diego to L.A.?
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- sarahluz said: i reblogged tesslynch’s post with this article earlier and just realized tumblr ate it! but i have very similar thoughts about LA. long-standing love affair going back to my stint there. will repost.
- thecallup said: As a veteran east coast, bike riding snob, I can say that LA has the goods. I recently told an NYC friend, I believe they are morally obligated to loathe LA, but we are happier. You get to choose your own adventure.
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