Sounds of the City

"I'm watching some crystal meth dealers get kicked out of my friend's building, so I'm gonna be late."

A man on his cellphone in the Miracle Mile area


"My dad sells things, so I guess he lies."

A math student talking to his tutor


"It's like being a vegetarian butcher."

A man referring to a casting director who hates pretty women


"Got some change? I'm trying to get some chili-cheese fries."

A man to another man at a strip mall in Hollywood


"I don't know how many noses she had."

A woman in Hollywood remembering her deceased acting coach


"They think it's a massage, but I just hurt them."

A chiropractor to a hostess in a Brentwood restaurant

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