FREETHINKERS

Abraço translates to "hug"
and that's appropriate for this neighborhood cafe that you must visit.

Abraço was opened in october 2007 inspired by spanish and italian bars.
From day one they have aimed to create a bright, lively environment
that went beyond their small walls.


They love food. They love coffee.


Savage James Rockin makes art out of baseball bats.

He sat down and explained to us why he took a different path
and swung for the fences.


Ho99o9 (pronounced Horror and also known as TRIPLE 9 DEATH KULT) is an American hip hop group
founded by theOGM and Eaddy in Newark, New Jersey.

They relocated to Los Angeles in 2014, where they attracted a strong cult following
on account of their live performance, according to the LA Weekly,
and attracted collaborators such as Ian Longwell who plays drums
and produces for Santigold.


As a man with the coveted mantle of "art world darling" -
a blog post by Kanye West famously sent his career to the stratosphere -

Strother often wrestles with ideas of identity in his work.

Naturally, those topics include race, though he's vehement about not being pigeonholed
or forced to focus solely in that lane.


Canyon Castator is a LA-based artist whose work moves through diverse mediums,
but from the point of reference of figure painting.

Transitioning through painting, video, digital manipulation, projection, and other forms of creation, Canyon's work attempts to rectify the discontinuities between the image and its representation.