Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Eastsider on the Go

Former Glassell Park discount store prepares for new tenants

The former Shims discount store awaits new tenants

GLASSELL PARK — It’s been almost two years since Shims Bargain Center on San Fernando Road near Fletcher Drive closed after serving neighborhood bargain hunters for about two decades. After sitting vacant since Shim’s closure, the 11,600-square retail space has now been gutted and building permits ... Read More »

The fearless and earnest sounds of Echo Park’s Tülips

Tülips will make you feel feelings. | Photo by Zane Roessell

Something fearless perches atop the mantle of the Echo Park band Tülips, adorned with riot grrrl sensibilities and framed with an untethered joy. The obvious landmarks in Tülips’ world are the Sleater-Kinney overtones on faster tracks like Wait, where the guitar and drums crunch away with ... Read More »

Weekend Bite: Homemade Eggs Benedict

Photo by Sandy Driscoll

Sandy Driscoll of Silver Lake frequently makes Eggs Benedict on weekends, using either brioche or croissants, crispy bacon, lightly fried egg (or poached) and homemade hollandaise. The dish is then topped off with herbs from her garden and a dash of cayenne for color and zippy ... Read More »

The ever patient Mia Doi Todd


There exists in musician Mia Doi Todd’s voice a controlled element; a dam holding back an immeasurable presence. Elements that make up Todd’s arsenal include her long, drawn out syllables, both breathy and urgent. She is the accompaniment to the end of the day, a lingering sunset that spreads its warmth just a few seconds longer. Read More »