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Los Angeles: manwhabang

Every city has pockets that remain resolutely somewhere else.

The manwhabang tucked in the back of the Wilshire Gramercy Plaza Shopping Center is such a place: wall to wall to wall to wall manwha; low plasticky seating and coffee tables piled high with entire series + phone + cigarettes; a layer of cigarette smoke that at a micro-level competes with the LA smog; and Korean customers so engrossed in stories and home that no-one pays attention to the stranger in their midst.

Everyday compelling.