4 months ago | Art
It starts with pennies — about 100,000 of them, to be precise. downtown Los Angeles–based artist S.C. Mero has an infatuation with the lowest form of American currency. In the streets surrounding her Skid Row studio, even homeless people decline t...
4 months ago | Travel
Introducing California’s next great vacation destination: the Central Valley. Top tier travel writers have carelessly neglected 18,000 square miles of horizontal majesty. Most tastemakers privilege wine soaked evenings in Napa and weekends at plus...
7 months ago | Travel
Idyllwild is one of those mountain top Elysiums that make city dwellers question every aspect of their urban existence. Located a mere 10 miles away (as the crow flies) from the bright lights of Palm Springs, Idyllwild is a scenic alpine hamlet lo...
11 months ago | Culture
To be clear: I didn’t have to buy Gas-X and Tic Tacs. That purchase was a courtesy to the countless children who were eagerly awaiting their opportunity to sit on my lap, stare deep into my eyes and tell me what they wanted for Christmas. The dim ...
1 year ago | Culture
It’s 9:30 a.m. on a Friday. I’m fiddling with a walkie-talkie in a photo studio off North Broadway in Chinatown. Around me, 15 others are enduring a mandatory safety meeting. In a few minutes we’ll adjourn to an adjacent parking lot where two pass...
1 year ago | Let's Talk Iconic L.A. Music Venues
Like many of L.A.'s oldest neighborhoods, Exposition Park is changing fast. The one-time site of a race track is now the light-rail accessible home to a space shuttle and (temporarily) a pro football team. A new soccer stadium and the Fig, a propo...