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post #91 of 104
its also impossible to find a good slice of NY Pizza and a Bagel in LA! nod[1].gif
post #92 of 104
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there isn't a serious intellectual culture in LA.
aaaand go!
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lol. i feel like erictheobscure will agree with me that this is a meaningless cliche.

It is a cliche, but I'm never 100% sure what it means--that there's a dearth of dumbasses sitting around in reading groups pretending to understand difficult books that they've half-read? Something like that? Off the top of my head, I can think of a professor who could devastate us all intellectually when it comes to European intellectual history (in English, Latin, or ancient Greek--she probably knows Hebrew too, but I'm not sure), and she seems pretty happy living in Culver City. And I'm sure there are lots of folks just as learned teaching and living in southern California.
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its also impossible to find a good slice of NY Pizza and a Bagel in LA! nod[1].gif

True, but it's impossible to find a good taco in New York (despite what the natives think). Tit for tat.
post #93 of 104
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USC is pretty awful.

+1. And this is coming from someone who attended USC for a year.
post #94 of 104
I've always felt a certain agoraphobia in between places in LA due to the never ending expanse of cement/asphault and the lack of pedestrians. Even with thousands of people around in their cars I feel like I'm out in the middle of nowhere. However, once I get somewhere, I generally like it very much.
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USC is pretty awful.

+1. And this is coming from someone who attended USC for a year.

The Asians don't seem to mind.
post #96 of 104
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The Asians don't seem to mind.

If it were up to them they'd rather be at Cal, Stanford or UCLA anyway laugh.gif.
post #97 of 104
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there isn't a serious intellectual culture in LA.
aaaand go!
almost certainly true. at least since ayn rand died.
post #98 of 104
Woohoo! Silver Lake was just named the Best Hipster Neighborhood in the nation. That means they will all finally leave!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/09/20/americas-hippest-hipster-neighborhoods/

The list:

1. Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA
2. Mission District, San Francisco, CA
3. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
4. Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
5. Pearl District, Portland, OR
6. H Street Corridor, Washington DC.
7. East Austin, Austin, TX
8. Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA
9. The Uptown, Oakland, CA
10. Warehouse District, New Orleans, LA
11. Downtown Portland, Portland, OR
12. North Loop, Minneapolis, MN
13. North Park, San Diego, CA
14. Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA
15. Hampden, Baltimore, MD
16. Little Five Points, Atlanta, GA
17. LoHi, Denver, CO
18. Alston-Brighton, Boston, MA
19. Wynwood, Miami, FL
20. Lower Westheimer, Houston, TX
post #99 of 104
the pearl district in portland is more yuppie than hipster.
post #100 of 104
downtown is really hipster in LA though. especially with occupoo LA and the art walk.
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downtown is really hipster in LA though. especially with occupoo LA and the art walk.

Wow. I thought that was a typo until I Googled it.
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Thread Starter 
Echo Park is hipper than my neighborhood and has been for a long time. Is this list from 2001? The Silver Lake photo is a salon/barbershop at the bottom of my hill with photos of Beck everywhere. It's hip for cheap guys who used to follow Pavement around I guess.
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From the Bay Area and visiting LA (UCLA area) the following weekend after Labor Day. Will report back
FWIW I enjoyed my company during 1 day visits or drunk night debauchery during my last visits. Perhaps a 4 day stay will give me a better picture.
Visiting the Belasco Saturday night. Fun.

I enjoyed my stay aside from the heat.

Plenty of people to look at if that's your thing.
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Wow. I thought that was a typo until I Googled it.

John and Ken show! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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