Here’s how this week’s arts and culture piece begins:
“Kneaded: L.A. Bread Stories” is an online project sponsored by the L.A. Museum of Natural History.
Through videos, photographs, and written interviews, the offering celebrates L.A.’s history, heritage, and communities through the lens of bread.
Visually appealing, easy to navigate, the site makes you feel as if you’re walking through a giant strip mall with a fantastic mom-and-pop shop behind every door. The colors, layout, visuals, and excerpted quotes all pop. The mouth waters.
Here are Monica May and Kristen Trattner, co-owners of downtown’s Nickel Diner. In 2008 when the restaurant opened, they had three strikes against them: They were women, they were in Skid Row, and funding was scarce. They forged ahead anyway.
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