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3 graphic novel book covers
Vince Zalkind, August 20, 2019

It’s back-to-school time! Time to sharpen up your pencils, meet your new teachers, and grab your list of classics to read for homework. Time to put away those comic books and graphic novels in favor of “serious” literature, right? Wrong!


Mayor Garcetti and a group of teens
Guest Blogger, August 21, 2019

My experience at the Mayor’s Youth Council was an interesting one. As a group, we focused on homelessness in Los Angeles. I was surprised to find out that there is a large number of homeless youth and some might even go to my school and other schools in my area.


color drawing of Central Library pyramid
Guest Blogger, August 12, 2019

My first day was overwhelming—meeting lots of new people who were all very welcoming, and learning about all the different departments and what each department does to help run the daily programs of the library.


comic book characters riding on top of a bus
Vince Zalkind, July 17, 2019

July is one of the biggest months for comic books and pop culture, mostly due to San Diego International Comic-Con which celebrates hundreds of creators from film, TV, comics, and more.


Design for the 2019 L.A. Zine Fest by artist Sophia Zarders
Ziba Perez Zehdar, May 21, 2019

Zine Fests are large, free to attend, typically one-day events, where zinesters, people who make zines, gather from all over the world to sell and trade their zines and related merch.


Captain America punching hilter
Vince Zalkind, May 07, 2019

Growing up, I loved comics, but it wasn’t until I discovered the graphic novel Maus by Art Spieglman, that I saw my culture and family heritage as a Jewish American in the pages of a comic.


local pop star Billie Eilish
Guest Blogger, April 16, 2019

Billie Eilish is a new, upcoming artist raved about by many teens. Born and raised in Highland Park, California, Eilish always has been into music since she was very young. She was raised under a very musical and creative household where her talent and creativity were nurtured.


Coachella Valley image with album covers
Tina Lerno, April 11, 2019

The very first Coachella Festival was twenty years ago! If you were there in 1999 (as was I), you are officially old(er).


Flags of the Ivy League Universities fly over Columbia's Wien Stadium
Guest Blogger, April 02, 2019

I grew up in a small affluent neighborhood north of downtown Los Angeles called Porter Ranch.


waffle with syrup and strawberries

Cooked right, they’re warm and fluffy, with a glaze of buttery-syrupy goodness and a golden color to get anyone up and running to Denny’s at 2 a.m. Cooked wrong, well, waffles are still pretty delicious.


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