The girl from Highland Park

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Highland Park is a mish-mash of a neighborhood and not a natural fit for international superstars, but the young singer Billie Eilish has made it not only her home but the center of her identity. Eilish still lives in the 1,200-square-foot house that she grew up in and prominently features the humble abode in her image-making. Zocalo commentator Joe Mathews says her choice of Highland Park to represent her reflects a shift in the center of California’s cultural gravity away from the suburbs.



Joe Mathews