The New Culture of Los Angeles

July 24, 2017

Angels in the Architecture

In the not-so-distant past, the second-biggest city in the U.S. languished as an arguably second-rate cultural destination. It had the sun. It had the celebs. But few visitors came to Los Angeles to marvel at modern art, embark on craft-cocktail crawls, nor feast on fare prepared by globally renowned chefs. Back in those days, a successful tourist experience involved a map to the stars, reimagining yourself as an amateur paparazzi, and maybe grabbing some In-N-Out Burger.

Fast-forward to today, and these activities seem banal at best (save for In-N-Out, of course). LA has gone A-list.