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Eric Brightwell @Eric_Brightwell Los Angeles, California

Cat-lover, wine-guzzler, car-less explorer, guerrilla-gardener, blog-reader, retro-gamer, smart casual-championer, and essayist 🇭🇰🇵🇸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇹🇼

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Joined Twitter 8/31/09


@ThatEricAlper Alien. Saw in the theater when I was four. Hard for a toddler to understand but vividly memorable an… https://t.co/UCmxL9Icpx
1/19
2020
@LAist Overall homicide is down but vehicular homicide has climbed year after year. Today, Los Angeles has the high… https://t.co/jQWVO7x4FZ
1/17
2020
@hoffbeatenpath I'm sure noise pollution affects business too. I've lived in Silver Lake for 20 years but -- despit… https://t.co/uPfOFJFhxJ @_KennyUong_ I just found out about Kenneth Village about a week ago. I have to admit, I did think to myself "I won… https://t.co/oZ1hMDfpVa @lisaskwon Have you ever been in the Midwest in summertime? In small towns, you'll find people leaving baskets of z… https://t.co/j0LNPNiOCu @KeepRowenaSafe I think that Hyperion — more than any other street in Silver Lake and Los Feliz — would really bene… https://t.co/BIPPthOz5Q
1/16
2020
@_KennyUong_ Of the bus lines that I use often, the loss of the 96 would impact me the least. The loss of the 201,… https://t.co/kzAEfZmGHk
1/15
2020
@AbundantHousing @FoLARtweets @GroundGameLA @JusticeLANow @KtownforAll @LACCLAdefends @thelapod @pathpartnershttps://t.co/7nub27NcYhCity Council election endorsements from the following, please (& any others) @AbundantHousing @FoLARtweetshttps://t.co/JF3OAazXTw @sherlyholmes Even when all of the intraneighborhood interstate freeways are demolished or repurposed, I hope the i… https://t.co/8zKREItHUK
1/14
2020
@Monocle24 @CarlotaRebelo It’s strange (or at least disappointing) that no one ever credits the artist who designed… https://t.co/pN65xZ1z7FIt seems like a lot of sock companies sponsor podcasts. It also seems that lots of podcasters don't really sound th… https://t.co/lEzsWkG4kt @MyGlendale @GlendaleNP You can also get nice art prints for your wall(s): https://t.co/Jdy9dTnZplHot new design for all of you Glendale heads. Get your Glendale maps, Ts, hoodies, magnets, mugs, totes, &c.… https://t.co/fYLvtaVn6Y
1/13
2020
Taiwan holds an important election today (tomorrow if you're in Los Angeles). Did you know Metro Los Angeles is hom… https://t.co/6g71ZyAKRO
1/11
2020
@rodney_berry The Nazgûl's horses were not evil. They were just horses bred and trained in Mordor. It's sad that they drowned :(
1/10
2020
@NicolasEmmons @metrolosangeles They should release a set of collectible flash cards for riders!It's official, @metrolosangeles 's train and BRT lines have been renamed. And there's no "F" because that's the onl… https://t.co/6VuGIaC1ou
1/9
2020
I’ve now watched this more times than any other Star Wars film. https://t.co/qWq9CZiSXz
1/7
2020
@davideryu and @BSSLosAngeles Let’s resolve to improve this bus shelter for Betty Sue — and the rest of CD4’s mass… https://t.co/7m7NuriwUh
1/6
2020
Today, 4 January, is Day of the Doors. Here's a map to the Doors' Los Angeles. https://t.co/oPBm42Y6Cjhttps://t.co/XeRswBzCIz @BSSLosAngeles and @davideryu, let’s resolve to get better bus shelters for Betty Sue — and all CD4 residents — in… https://t.co/mZPnKGXlhH
1/4
2020
@guardiancities Strange that anyone would have difficulty reconciling indigeneity and urbanity. Los Angeles, New Yo… https://t.co/CbiTB50IAM
1/3
2020
@LAmeekly Also, inside the sign above the store entrance is a secret space known as the Paisley Lounge and used as… https://t.co/NzAZyeOTzA @LAmeekly I was the Amoeblogger responsible for those off-topic posts (and coincidentally, most of the blog's traff… https://t.co/i0NmrnTw93Traitors include Netflix, Amazon, Starbucks, FedEx, GM, Chevron, Delta, DowDuPont, Jet Blue, Levi Strauss, Whirlpoo… https://t.co/aVF2pofIUx
1/1
2019
@MidCityJosh True! Imagine if airports and planes had no restrooms.
12/30
2019
@CurbedLA Here's the expanded map for Southern California (in progress). Currently includes Los Angeles County, Ora… https://t.co/gmpKgdaVsRMy most-read post for 2019, in which I wonder why Los Angeles's train stations are so crap. No restrooms and no ame… https://t.co/gtai82dSSL
12/29
2019
2019's second-most read: Vietnamese Los Angeles. Los Angeles has the third-largest Vietnamese American community. O… https://t.co/FdWRZ4v7g4 @latimeshome So Goliath is Tesla and Audi and David is a scrappy little company called Ford? There's not enough lit… https://t.co/jOteCjlea5
12/28
2019
My 3rd most-read post of 2019 started out as a commission for a piece on Japanese Boyle Heights (that should be pub… https://t.co/IYlwAlGtJW @rodney_berry Still less polluting than most cars — and certainly less likely to cause death or injury. Also, at le… https://t.co/GmdENabMNePrioritize accordingly, please. 🚶🏻 🚲 🚎 🛵 🚋 🚞 🚙 https://t.co/1Cad1HbjSoOK, so basically ALL of my maps are available on a variety of "merch" now... Have a look and Happy 2nd Day of Chris… https://t.co/u4mhfxw6Sm
12/27
2019
What are people’s St. Stephen’s Day customs?My 4th most-read post of 2019, in which I explored the Orange County suburb of La Habra on a rainy day -- and found… https://t.co/MDYMR8QNX3
12/26
2019
@rabonour The Aoyama Tree in Little Tokyo. It's historic and a nice specimen... and it's in Little Tokyo -- which i… https://t.co/WJZCc5NrrI @lisaskwon Um... it's safe? (looking for the silver lining)My 5th most-read post of 2019, in which I chronicled the history of the Happy Foot/Sad Foot sign, which came down a… https://t.co/B5kB9pKAXT @annaboudinot @rabonour 😬
12/25
2019
@daveedkapoor @rabonour Entering it really did feel like leaving the outside world behind. @markcousinsfilm Completely underrated Christmas film. @daveedkapoor @rabonour At least it closed because Kannan Natarajan wanted to retire and not because of eviction. S… https://t.co/OZtdhrcxmB @annaboudinot @rabonour I hope they re-open somewhere nearby🤞My 6th most-read post of the year, in which I suggest making Metro's Rapid buses actually rapid by giving them all… https://t.co/3UthX3pEHM
12/24
2019
@rabonour Âu Lạc Azla Elf Fine Garden Flore Gracias Madre Green Leaves Happy Family India Sweets & Spices Little P… https://t.co/RwdC522hYIMy 7th most-read post of 2019, in which I promote my hundreds of maps which you can enjoy printed on mugs, onesies,… https://t.co/pAkBAm2eNd
12/23
2019
My 8th most-read piece of 2019, in which I explored the "Historic Core" for the series, "California Fool's Gold." "… https://t.co/Og7nxKyqqN @rodney_berry https://t.co/aGD3cFp88Q
12/22
2019
Happy Winter Solstice! What better night than the longest night (and generally one of the colder ones) to enjoy a "… https://t.co/VeBDYxSfLSMy 9th most-read post, on Hi Duk Lee, the father of K-Town, who died this year. His name should be as widely recogn… https://t.co/X9j62Of5VX @tomtomorrow I saw the trailer and was confused. At fist, I assumed it was a joke or perhaps an ad for a video game. Also, Papyrus font.
12/21
2019
@KO_Sulli I might. I probably skipped it because Boyle Heights is also home to the Dependable Logistics Services Bu… https://t.co/BZJvast0v3 @theglowingstars I haven't really explored Cerritos enough but I get the sense that it's secretly a sort of interesting suburb! @theglowingstars @KtownforAll @HELLOIMJAG @NicolasEmmons Ha, that's OK. People are only likely to recognize me if I… https://t.co/4pmH85P4vvMy 10th most-read post of 2019 in which I explore our solitary skyscrapers -- which instead of being part of a clus… https://t.co/aRQIgRWCzf @lahiddenhistory Also, I might to a map of « Country Los Angeles » next year! @lahiddenhistory A few about leaving Los Angeles: Gladys Knight & The Pips - Midnight Train to Georgia Dennis Lamb… https://t.co/0lB5v8TvIB
12/20
2019
My 11th most-read post of 2019, in which I attempt to make a guide and map to Los Angeles's (for lack of a better w… https://t.co/OU7zwubtWS
12/19
2019
What's that defense Trumpists always mount -- that his political views have evolved or something? https://t.co/ALd9abFy14My 12th most-read post for 2019, a profile of Tiny Yong, a French yé-yé who though popular in the '60s is largely a… https://t.co/gTupIyjuNG @metrolosangeles Just what transit users have been clamoring for!!! ...now when can we get — I dunno — a restroom?
12/18
2019
Year-end navel-gazing. Where my site https://t.co/asiherRIlG has the highest rates of readership: 1. the US 2. Ne… https://t.co/zW7QGPZFfzMy 13th most-read post of 2019 was about my trip to Japan (my first) last summer. It was also '19's most-read editi… https://t.co/xKq5x4Mgbp @frankshyong @awalkerinLA @imnotuna Maybe your dad and the Tribal Café crowd?My 14th most-read post in 2019, an edition of #WhereFoolsFearToTread in which I embarked upon my first cruise -- Be… https://t.co/I7UjPKHy6L
12/17
2019
My 15th most-read post of 2019, an ep. of #CaliforniaFoolsGold in which I crossed not just the Orange Curtain, but… https://t.co/ALtGGzwjUB
12/15
2019
My 16th most read piece this year, in which I dug up the history of the #StardustClub in #Downey, a once-glamorous… https://t.co/fLmuU4DUnyWhen I say “Happy Holidays” I mean “Happy Chrimbus, Krampusnacht, St. Nicholas Day, St. Lucy’s Day, Saturnalia, Yul… https://t.co/v8nXUF4qYz @LAWalkOfFame Now THESE are stars! ⭐️ 🎬🥛🤩 @Juan_Matute @UCLACommute Have we come up with a catchy, all-encompassing name yet? "Bike lane" seems inadequate an… https://t.co/srLwAXmGZe
12/14
2019
@latimes How about 1 million green roofs now. Every new building has an "amenity deck." How about something with a tangible benefit?I love Olocuilta! Makes me think it might be interesting to do a Koreatown listicle that doesn't mention any Korean… https://t.co/JGIkI7nfDZ @latimes Missing "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" -- a somehow overlooked major Hollywood film co-starring two… https://t.co/2kHqd3JAamWait, green roofs? Bird-friendly glass? Sounds like a job for #ClimateMayor! https://t.co/yBmS0MS9QqThis year's 17th most-read was a primer of the neighborhoods of San Diego, California's second-largest city. Having… https://t.co/XVcuDuuvDR @theglowingstars @analoguepixel It has a really interesting history, starting with its beginnings as the prison-the… https://t.co/5m1n5Lo512 @LAist Replacing street parking with bioswales would also help a lot.
12/13
2019
My 18th most-read post of 2019 was about a program at UCLA, "The Art of the Benshi." Ever since film school, I'd wo… https://t.co/3gvVScE9bcOK everyone, I dropped off a bunch of these at the @lacountystore — just in time for Christmas and, as the only sto… https://t.co/epyxvBsHNk @ericjetblack Never been to Sydney... or the Southern Hemisphere, for that matter 😔 not that I wouldn’t love to! @kindredg Never been to Berlin. I do like Vancouver a lot. Xilitla is the first city I had to look up from these re… https://t.co/I11lOm1Pth @MarsNoelani I want to go to Buenos Aires! Thinking of a trip to there after Santiago and on my way to Montevideo.… https://t.co/VgSuZM9ldI
12/12
2019
@EattheWorldLA Haven’t been to Guadalajara but it was my grandpa’s favorite city. I’ve yet to visit Ireland (northe… https://t.co/4yRIo0M3XZ @mehmetikberker I really like Minneapolis! Never been to Istanbul or Brussels. My family all live, for the most par… https://t.co/FjskshqtMY @geologisms Interesting mix! I've yet to visit Copenhagen, Vienna, Baltimore, or Toronto (although I'd love to). I… https://t.co/TZT9ICHNXw @Karmir_Kovkas I've yet to visit Yerevan, Havana, or Rome. I DID have an eight-hour layover in the Moscow airport,… https://t.co/VWP2k8y26AAngelenos: If you didn't live in Los Angeles, where would you want to live? Here are mine (order subject to change… https://t.co/g0Ahke7vkVI saw Robert Forster (@forsternet) live in November. I couldn't believe the crowd wasn't huge but his and Grant's s… https://t.co/mnw1mWa2g2Perhaps, for Christmas, you'd like a print of a watercolor map of the neighborhoods of the San Fernando Valley. Tha… https://t.co/ZQEX4FL5kX
12/11
2019
Want a Verdugos mug (or T-shirt, onesie, phone case, T-shirt, &c)? Here's a newly-uploaded design of a map of the r… https://t.co/5L4S7WGNYG @lisaskwon I think you're one of the only people writing interesting stuff about Los Angeles on a regular basis and… https://t.co/DLK7t6u9hfNo. 20 of this year's most-read pieces, in which I attempted to design a fry-up that honors the history and culture… https://t.co/tQGS6vxjz6
12/10
2019
No. 21 of this year's most-read posts -- a profile of Khánh Ly -- the Vietnamese singer who rose to fame in the 196… https://t.co/MLJHD9Ljvn @tombellino One of Missouri's nicknames is "The Pennsylvania of the West." I'm not sure why -- but people in the Oz… https://t.co/9m4efzQKbY @tombellino I’ve heard people say that they’re from Illinois... well, at least one person. I feel like I’ve never h… https://t.co/cB7aPKAxR3
12/9
2019
No. 22 of this year's most-read posts -- in which I explored the community of Sandberg, in Northwest Los Angeles (C… https://t.co/YtpPr3Fpdg😬The chairman of the @SouthCoastAQMD just told me busses are not the answer when it comes to traffic congestion at… https://t.co/gYKw8AYHRP
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12/8
2019
No. 23 of this year's most-read posts was about "Angeleno Stories," the first in a series of short pieces made by f… https://t.co/l8rbXoc9O9
12/7
2019

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