Gentrification

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Dascha Polanco Calls ‘In the Heights’ a Celebration of Latinx Culture

Virginia Isaad
Latinx representation remains limited in film and television but the upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s play In the Heights is a true celebration of Latin American culture. The musical centers around Dominican bodega owner, Usnavi (played by Puerto Rican...
Culture

El Pollo Loco Restores Los Angeles Murals with Augmented Reality

Yvette Montoya
Although a changing neighborhood can usually be hidden indoors, the sense of identity and community is also changed forever on the outside. The whitewashing of Latinx neighborhoods is not just a term used to describe gentrification, it also describes the...