A Very Hot Month, in 21 Photos

No reading required. Just looking.

By Reuben Brody

Twenty-One of the Best Pics of LA
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29 July 2016

To call L.A. a superficial town is in and of itself a superficial comment. This town is brimming with soul — assuming you know where to look.

A good place to start: Instagram.

With that in mind, we bring you 21 'Grams, a review of the month that was in our fair city, as told by 21 of our favorite social media-savvy shutterbugs.

Because they are the heros we should never take for granted.

Because you haven’t experienced an L.A. summer until you’ve had a McConnell’s ice cream sando on a truly dog day.

This sky. #losangeles #sandfire #smoke #sky #wildfire #California #skyonfire #chateaumarmont

A photo posted by Linling (@linlingtao) on

Because there are so many reasons to love the Chateau, and this is one of them.

Because the Rain Room provides respite from the heat. 

Because yes, we would like to stay in bed all morning.

A photo posted by Chuck Pebenito (@chuckpea) on

Because Sound in Focus was a damn good time.

A photo posted by Jenny Parry (@onthe_wayout) on

Because we too love drinking from the tap at the Viper Room.

Because Get Shorty’s Ray Bones was right: the f*cking smog is the f*cking reason we have such beautiful f*cking sunsets.

A photo posted by Joel Shearer (@joelshearer) on

Because it’d been too long since we’d seen Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Because you need to go dance in the streets in Chinatown.

A photo posted by bea (@beaignacio) on

Because there are some things we miss about New York, and Smorgasburg was one of them.

Because sometimes the outtake is the best picture you take all day.

A photo posted by LOST LOVE (@teetime7) on

Because reggae in Topanga Canyon is the highest of privileges.

Because it’s Tuna Canyon, and you need to go hike it.

A photo posted by LDMG (@ligeiadiosita) on

Because we can’t wait for the L.A. River to return to its natural state.

Because Venice Beach in July, man.

A video posted by The Broad (@thebroadmuseum) on

Because blue-tinted sunnies are a great use of The Broad’s Infinity Room.

So this just happened. And we couldn't be happier. Thank you @popeyethefoodie for being the star of DineLA.

A photo posted by Terrine LA (@terrinerestaurant) on

Because he thinks he’s people.

Because the US Open of Surfing comes one time a year.

united we stand, divided we throw down. happy 4th of July! #originalbrexit #4thofjuly

A video posted by roobonics (@reubenbrody) on

Because this was the best 4th of July Party ever.

Because Chris Swainston is a talented photographer who could use the positive vibes during his recovery.

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