Category Archives: riding

Paying respects

One of the best things about riding a bike around LA is the ability to shoot down the little side streets that you’d otherwise never consider taking. Earlier this year, I discovered the glory of Kingsley as a scenic north-south … Continue reading

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Join the Street Journalism movement

It’s not often you’re delivered two life-changing experiences in the course of a year. In 2010 I was selected for the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship, an honor that irrevocably changed the course of my writing career. And less than 12 … Continue reading

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Bike lights

During our de LaB bike ride in Long Beach Sunday—long before my iPhone was snatched on the train—I couldn’t help but admire the festive beach cruiser belonging to April Economides. Who knew that Christmas lights could double as safety lights! … Continue reading

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How my iPhone was stolen on the train (and how to make sure yours isn’t)

This is what I was doing. In fact, this is what I’m always doing when I’m riding buses or trains. But tonight, as I was riding the Blue Line home from a fantastic day riding bikes in Long Beach, someone … Continue reading

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The ring of the fellowship

As you may remember around this time last year, I packed my bags and moved downtown for a spell as part of an intense immersive experience for the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship. Last year, I and my fellow fellows were … Continue reading

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Los Angeles, we’re yours

It’s no secret that I’m in love with Los Angeles. Like, ridiculously, unapologetically, possibly clinically insanely in love with Los Angeles. So it was really only a matter of time before I’d grab your sleeve and tug your attention towards Los … Continue reading

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GM backpedals on anti-bike ad

It’s tough enough being a student right now—fretting about an uncertain economic future while looking forward to a lifetime of mounting debt—yet somewhere during the creative process for designing a series of ads to promote their new “college discounts,” GM … Continue reading

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Philadelphia freedom

Ah, Philadelphia. The birthplace of our nation, the home of self-evident truths, the city of Brotherly Love. And Sisterly Love. Philly is a city in transition, yet it still manages to nod to its history on every block. Even the subway … Continue reading

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Pop! Pffffffffffffft!

That’s the sound I heard as I was cruising along 4th Street yesterday, headed to speak about freelancing at the Upod Academy hosted by my friend David. As soon as I heard it, I knew what had happened, and I … Continue reading

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Just here for a few days, hosting a GOOD event for Urban Design Week, eating bagels, and—of course—riding the subway. Unless the subway wasn’t working, as happened one afternoon. It just happened to be the day I was swearing my … Continue reading

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