Loving Los Angeles Overcoming My Anti-L.A. Bias

This picture is clearly an “After”—as in, after I learned to love Los Angeles. It was taken as part of a photoshoot for our book "Lick" by Ty Foster. A subsequent post will explore my “Before,” both my Bay Area bias as well as the unidimensional Los Angeles of my actual childhood experience (here’s a teaser: malls, Disneyland, freeways, Sam’s Club, trailer parks).

When I moved to Los Angeles from Manhattan in 1998, exactly twenty years ago, my interest in the city had only recently been piqued. Growing up in the Bay Area as I did, hatred of Los Angeles was our birthright—though we characterized it as a rivalry (little did we know, it was totally one-sided). But New York certainly looked down on L.A. too, and I found I had to do lots of explaining about my decision to move here.

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12 GIFs That’ll Make You Want Obama Back (As If You Didn’t Already)

Obama Mic Drop Knock Knock Blog

No matter which side of the aisle you’re on, nobody’s ever going to out-cool Obama. As we ready ourselves for what feels like this administration’s impending apocalypse, let’s take a second to reflect on the White House wonder years with these most Obama-y of Obama moments that remind us what we’re missing about the 44th POTUS.

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Signs: The Good Kinds (Women’s March 2018)

Knock Knock is offering two signs as free downloads for the 2018 Women’s Marches on Saturday, January 20. You are welcome to use these designs for signs and on personal social media, but not for anything else, please. And they’re for personal, non-commercial use only. Show this blog post to the printer as our “permission slip”!

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Knock Knock Gets Knocked Up!

Emily McDowell - Jen Bilik - Sara Stein - Who's There Group
Left to right: Emily McDowell (founder of Emily McDowell Studio; and no, the name is not just a coincidence), Jen Bilik (founder of Knock Knock), and Sara Stein (founder of Sisters of Los Angeles). We make up the Who’s There Group, and we are more than the sum of our lady parts.

Have you heard the news?

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