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.
A firefighter rushes out from one of the burning buildings in the Art's District and drops to his knees as he takes off his gear. Shout out to the Firefighters for risking their lives and for all their hard work, especially during the summer (fire season) by @jasperdejesus. #artsdistrictla #lafire #downtownla #dtlawanderer #wheream_i_la #latimes
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.
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.
Because Sound in Focus was a damn good time.
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.
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.
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.
Because reggae in Topanga Canyon is the highest of privileges.
Because it’s Tuna Canyon, and you need to go hike it.
Because we can’t wait for the L.A. River to return to its natural state.
Because Venice Beach in July, man.
Because blue-tinted sunnies are a great use of The Broad’s Infinity Room.
Because he thinks he’s people.
Because the US Open of Surfing comes one time a year.
Because this was the best 4th of July Party ever.