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2014 WAS ANOTHER AMAZING YEAR IN THE TACO LIFESTYLE. WE DID OUR BIGGEST EVENT EVER WITH 6000+ PARTYING WITH US IN GRAND PARK WITH OUR FAVORITE MUSIC, ART, AND TACOS. WE INTERVIEWED ALL KINDS OF INTERESTING PEOPLE, PHOTOGRAPHED THE CITY’S BEST ART, HIT UP AMAZING EVENTS, MET PEOPLE FROM EVERY WALK OF LIFE AND DID OUR BEST TO BRING IT ALL TO YOU, OUR LOYAL READERS.

HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED, ESPECIALLY ERWIN & DESILU. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO READ, COMMENTED, FOLLOWED, SPONSORED, LIKED, SUPPORTED, ALL THAT. WE LOVE YOU ALL & WE LOVE LOS ANGELES, LET’S DO GREAT THINGS TOGETHER IN 2015… OUR 10TH YEAR.

ABOVE ARE SOME 180+ PHOTOS FROM 2014 AND BELOW ARE SOME OF OUR BEST AND MOST POPULAR POSTS OF THE YEAR. ENJOY!

Top Stories of 2014

Taco Madness 2014 & Recap: Taco Madness
Introducing the Miche Mobil from Fernando Lopez
“They Live” Live in Downtown Los Angeles
Return of the Billboard Bandits
The Street Art of Laurel Canyon ~ A Visual Tour by Tom Andrews
Every Taco Reference on the Simpsons Ever
R.I.P. TRIGZ
Personal History: Documenting Gang Graffiti in Los Angeles, 2011
Taco Truck Confessions

Murals & Graffiti
“R. Mutt Tribute” ~ Vyal One
Skid Row City Limit Mural Painted by Skid Row Residents
Fresh New Graffiti by Vyal, Cink, Este, Cab ~ Los Angeles
Hot Fire: Billboard Takeover by Crabs and Buge ~ Hollywood
MEAR 1 ~ Silver Lake
VYAL x GUERRILLA TACOS for Latagrafica
Mas Tacos by AJL x LA Taco ~ West Hollywood
Sunset TITS Piñata ~ Silver Lake
BUGE & AUGOR ~ Los Angeles
Flexing in the Freezer ~ New Graffiti Video of HUFR by Erwin Recinos
Will You? Gianni Arone ~ Silver Lake
Ernie the Moai Installation by Wild Life ~ La Brea Tar Pits
SAUTE and AGOD ~ West Hollywood
Galo x Cook Graffiti Wall ~ L.A. Meets Japan in Downtown
An Artist is Decorating Bus Benches in Downtown
Skullphone ~ West Hollywood
Brand New D*Face Mural ~ West Hollywood
Street Gallery: The Newest Murals in Los Angeles
New Mural by Aly Timbuctustate Rises in Westchester ~ “You Are Beautiful”
New Mural: “Trigz Forever”, Painted by Jonas Never and Ruger ~ North Hollywood
Video: Daytime Pasting with Mear One
Los Angeles Street Art, As Captured in November of 2014 by The Graffiti Hunter

My Favorite Taco & Interviews
Interview with Mike Krim From Paperwork NYC
Risk and Nathan Ota ~ Our Favorite Taco
Wayne White ~ My Favorite Taco
Interview with Van Saro
Interview with Leeor Brown of Pioneering L.A. Record Label Friends of Friends
My Favorite Taco with BIG SLEEPS
Interview with SEITE BOOKS ~ East Los Angeles
L.A. TACO Interview with ABCNT
HUEMAN ~ My Favorite Taco
Interview with Sam Sweet, Author of the Forthcoming “All Night Menu,” A Secret History of Los Angeles
DEANSKII INTERVIEW
My Favorite Taco with Fei-Fei, Host of Feided ~ TONIGHT at the Lash in Downtown Los Angeles
Interview with Christoph Gielen, Creator of Ciphers: Decoding the Growth Machine
Master of Fermentation: An Interview with David Ehreth of Sonoma Brinery
Brews with the Brewjos: Talking Home Brew and Tacos with Brewjeria Co.
Cleon Peterson ~ My Favorite Taco
Interview with Djemba Djemba
Video Interview with RAKAA from DILATED PEOPLES
My Favorite Taco ~ Luke Chueh
Beau Patrick Coulon Interview and Preview of “Marginal Transience”

City News
Lon Asgeles Sweater, Iraq
Burt Reynolds’ Custom Wedding Stagecoach is For Sale
L.A. Gang Members on the Front Lines in Syria
LAPD on Social Media: Selfies, Big Guns, and Live Coverage of Crime Scenes
Interview With Shanks Rajendran, Filmmaker Behind the “Los Scandalous” Skid Row Documentary
 

Tacos
Taco John’s Claims Ownership of “Taco Tuesday”
Carnitas El Momo ~ East Hollywood
How To Eat Tacos in Japan
Lego Taco Kit
Taco Research: How Many Tacos Can You Eat in One Sitting?
Newest Craze in Downtown L.A. is Pizza Taco Tuesday
The Upcoming Taco Emoji Should be Modeled on an Authentic Taco
El Tacoache Solitario ~ East Los Angeles
Taco Research Department: 1980’s Mass Market Taco Making Kit From Minnesota

Events
Recap: Refraction ~ The Well
Prince, Hollywood Palladium, March 8th, 2014
Recap: Juxtapoz Psychedelic at The Well
Recap: Chilled Air at Think Tank Gallery
DJ Yella And Lil Eazy ~ Live at Amor Y Tacos ~ Cerritos
Recap: California Locos ~ Red Pipe Gallery
Recap: Red Bull Music Academy Presents Friends of Friends Five Year Anniversary Party
Recap: Alexis Ross Vans Syndicate Shoe Release
Recap: Dead Beat Club ~ Full Release
Recap: adidas Originals ~ #ZXFlux Experience in LA
Recap: “All Day I Dream About Stripes” Kevin Lyons x Jean André x Adidas Original ~ HVW8
Recap: Mujeres de Punk at Space Forty-Two
Recap: 3rd Annual IE Zine Fest
 

Art
New Work From Germs ~ “Visual Cacophony”
Illustrations by Christian “TheKrizzo” Sanchez
Preview Experiment 87a: A celebration of the .gif ~ Agit Gallery, May 24th
The Photography of Carlos Nunez
Photography by Orson Oblowitz
GIF of the Day: Los Angeles at Night in 1985
Untitled (Ice Breaker) ~ Larry Johnson
Preview: Scratch ~ June 8th at ESMoA
New Work by Leo Eguiarte
Preview: Pandamonium, an All-Panda Art Show ~ Opens June 7th in Pasadena
TACO SESSION ~ ZLA
Two Weeks of Art ~ Summer, 2014
Preview: Dreamland Summer ~ New Works from Haunted Euth and TS Claire
Gottfried Helnwein ~ Los Angeles
JAVIER RAMIREZ ~ STUDIO VISIT
The Art Cards of the Graffiti Hunter ~ Los Angeles
The Art of SEPTERHED
“truuuuue” ~ Patrick Martinez
Recap: “All You Can Eat” from Sean Norvet
Preview: Jay Howell “Come Down Easy” at Slow Culture ~ Opens November 14th

Music
Recap: Schoolboy Q ~ Sonos Studio
Recap: Chromeo Live at KCRW’s Apogee Sessions ~ Santa Monica
Interview with Peanut Butter Wolf
Mexico City’s DJ SMURPHY Lands in Los Angeles
Recap: Dj Harvey Four Hour Set for RBMA
Photos: Chance The Rapper & Azizi Gibson Live in Los Angeles for #30DaysinLa
Mr Oizo’s Ham ~ Directed by Eric Wareheim

Details
“King Taco” ~ Photo by Jon Lake
Sideshow Brand Carrier Pigeons ~ Hollywood
Joe Strummer’s 1963 T-Bird For Sale
LAteria: A Chicano Loteria Game Celebrating Los Angeles

Burgers
Bang for your Burger Buck (With a Side of Taco) at The Great White Hut ~ Glendale, CA
Most Popular Combo ~ 3 Japanese Men Attempt to Eat at 10 L.A. Burger Chains
Photos: The Wild and Delicious Food of the Los Angeles County Fair 2014
Bang for your Burger Buck: Dog Haus Biergarten ~ Pasadena, CA

Sports
Interview with Jeff Pearlman, Author of Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s
Interview with LA Galaxy Defender Omar Gonzalez
Change the Name Protest Against the Washington Redsk*ns ~ Photos by Douglas Miles
Dodgers Fans Demand Team Remove Photo of Mexican President from Instagram

L.A. History
Remember Your Roots w/ Rootcheck Vol. 4 – GTA Style Anaheim Chase W/ Arbe Kog / SUMEN / Betue
Real Noir ~ LAPD Photo Archives
Fun With Archives: Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Los Angeles Items
Amazing Images from 1903 Book “The city and county of Los Angeles in southern California”
10 Years in Los Angeles ~ Photography by Kwasi boyd-bouldin

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