Panic in Echo Park provides a fascinating slice-of-life take on 1970s LA, as well as Hollywood’s awkward effort to be more inclusive and with-it.
To borrow from our millennial friends, it is very on brand for the Tropics of Meta crew—composed mainly of Gen X Nirvana-loving kids who eat hot Cheetos and drink cold beer—to drop new books in a global pandemic.
When you look up the word “plenary,” the dictionary provides the following definition: “(of a meeting) to be […]
Roman Polanski’s “Chinatown” remains perhaps the quintessential neo-noir. Set in the 1930s, the movie depicts Los Angeles and […]
In episode four of the much maligned season two of True Detective, writer Nic Pizzolatto made an odd […]
“Law And Order Monte Boys Style” is the title of a chapter in one of the more recent […]
In a recent study examining the efficacy of light rail (LRT) and modern bus rapid transit (BRT), University […]
[For more on Compton and its complex demographic change see an earlier ToM piece, “Compton as the Bellwether […]