Ode to LA: The Sister City of Your Best Nightmares

Ode to LA: The Sister City of Your Best Nightmares

July 5, 2012

By Oscar Barajas I live in Los Angeles, which I find to be a weird city. It is a slow moving competitive city where no one is proud of being […]

The Long Haired Man Who Saved Me (It’s not who you think)

June 12, 2012

By Oscar Barajas It was the awful year of 1989, and I was getting ready to transition to junior high school. It all weighed heavily on my mind, because the […]

Counting The Signs That I Am Turning Into My Father

March 7, 2012

My friend Richard and I have known each other since middle school, and we have been friends since he was MEChA royalty and I was part of the Ecology Club. […]

East LA Gentrification: Not Even Subcomandante Marcos Is Safe

January 25, 2012

I am a prideful beast and sometimes I allow it to get the better of me. Sometimes I start one-sided rivalries after I feel I have received a raw deal. […]

The Rise & Fall Of East LA’s Best Unknown Band, The Mexicats

September 14, 2011

Sometimes the stars that burn the brightest, also burn the fastest. Such was not the case with The Mexicats, a band some friends and I started back in the 1990s. […]