New Angeles (Monthly) magazine is now appearing on fresh wire racks around Downtown––around 6,000 issues just today––combining some style with smart. In "Editor's Note" Nikki Bazaar writes that New Angeles will begin by exploring "Hollywood, Los Feliz, Echo Park, Silver Lake and the newly expanding Downtown." The first issue has a heavy tilt toward Downtown, including CRA's and Jan Perry's plans for Washington Blvd. (Is that where South L.A. starts?)
Executive Publisher Charles N. Gerencser just told View From a Loft that some early criticism has them considering exploring the other side of the river. Bravo. When introduced and the "Eastside" culture was established as the ethos, yet not cover what East L.A. has in style or development, it almost felt like an identity was being taken away. What I do like about this publication is it can help evaluate what is the Eastside vs Westside so people can make their own borders.
Another nice touch is listing websites as credited references at the end of most articles. According to Gerencser, the Los Angeles blogging culture is seen as an asset for content. Who knew?
Not all the articles are up on the website, but will be tomorrow.
Pictured: New Angeles (Monthly) from the Southland Publishing Group