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Josh Kun prepares 'To Live and Dine in L.A.' with chef Roy Choi and Rakaa Iriscience

Josh Kun prepares 'To Live and Dine in L.A.' with chef Roy Choi and Rakaa Iriscience

Imagine analyzing the history of a city by looking at its menus. That's exactly what Josh Kun, an associate professor at USC, has done in his current project, “To Live and Dine in L.A.,” a book and exhibition of the same title that he curated for the Los Angeles Central Library. For this, Kun used the library's collection of more than 9,000 menus, dating to the 1850s. Kun has partnered with hip-hop artist Rakaa Iriscience and chef Roy Choi to host the related event “To Live and Dine in L.A.: A Live Mixtape” on Sunday at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles. The event brings together artists in a “DJ-driven, multidimensional journey” to help bring attention...

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