I have a morbid fascination with Los Angeles…a classic love/hate relationship. I haven’t even been there for any length of time, but the stereotypes both draw me in and push me away. The simple immensity of the metropolis, the ‘me’ culture, the throng of cars, the palm trees against the mountains against the smog. It’s a city not in denial about what it is. It’s not cute or quaint…it’s just there and if you can’t handle it, get out.