Los Angeles

12 Apr 2013

I Sold My Soul and Moved from Portland to Los Angeles

 This is what I look like when I’m moving. Or, drunk. Or both. I haven’t written anything in a while because I have been moving. And maybe drunk? Perhaps a giggly combination of the two. But I’ve been happy, too, which always makes spilling my guts onto the internet a

Chloe Newsom - Dive Bar Desperado 8
03 Oct 2012

Being a Californian in New York City

I am a Californian living in New York City.  I was born in the suburbs of Los Angeles, raised in the suburbs of San Diego, and went to college in the Bay Area, so I’d kind of consider myself somewhat of a semi-expert on Californianity.  Living as a Broke-Ass-West-Coaster-Gone-East for

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 14
18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You get the whole list for free when you sign up for our Thursday newsletter, which is

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
06 Jul 2012

BA of the Week: Andrew Grey Johnson

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not.

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
13 Dec 2011

See Art Collective “My Barbarian,” FREE at NYU This Thursday

I don’t know about you, but I like my social and political commentary with some rhinestones and jazz hands.  For this reason, Los Angeles-based collective My Barbarian is totally awesome.  Using theatrical performance and video installations to comment on historical dilemmas and current political crises, the trio– Malik Gaines, Jade

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
25 Nov 2011

The Underground Rebel Bingo Club in Brooklyn

The organization’s name is pretty self-explanatory. They are a bingo club. They are very discreet and below the radar, which explains the whole underground and rebellious part. What they do? They host bingo games in different venues across the world. From New York to Los Angeles to London, they’ve been

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
22 Nov 2011

Being a Broke-Ass is Like Being on a Mid-90s Soap Opera

Legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland once said, “We all need a splash of bad taste; no taste is what I’m against.” I wholeheartedly agree with this statement– which is why I am unashamed to do things like: lick the Tapatio-drenched remnants of an exploded on-the-go burrito off of my shirt,

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
18 Oct 2011

Broke-Ass Nostalgia: Swingers

 If you are in your twenties and thirties, you probably could perform Swingers movie as a one-person show. I have no need to convince you that it is a classic. It’s the film that launched Vince Vaughn and John Favreau’s careers, had bros telling each other “you’re so money and

Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur 0
02 Jul 2011

The Great Beach Debate: East Coast vs West Coast

Having recently traveled to Hermosa Beach in California, and consecutively attempted to hit up all of New York beaches, I feel like each has something to offer. These two coastlines couldn’t be more different, and that’s mostly because of the people who flock to them rather than the physical landscape

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 5