By Zak Rosen
“After so many years of living next to our neighbors (same city/different world), we’ve decided to really move in with them, out of our America & into theirs –”
Two young reporters have moved in to a cramped home with 8 Mexican immigrants in the MacArthur Park/Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Devin Browne (radio and print) and Kara Mears (photography) are undertaking an interesting and earnest experiment; to learn Spanish and figure out a way to better report on LA, a place where most residents speak Spanish. Along the way, they’re keeping us posted with reports, photographs, charts, musings, and impromptu field reports:
(for some context, check out entry 5)
Here they are talking about their housemates’ jobs:
In Entry 4, Devin wonders, “What do you really think of us, what do you really think of the way we live?”
When you move into an entryway of a house, with a group of people you don’t know at all, in area where you’re the only white people, what questions do you ask?
I encourage you to step into the Entryway.