Gavin Williamson

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  • 9 years ago | Longform

    Best Place to Get Your Rocks Off “That’s Okenite, the only rock you can pet. Just don’t get it wet, or you’ll destroy the fibers,” says 92-year-old George Burnham as his large, weather-worn hands pluck a cotton-ball-l...

  • 9 years ago | Longform

    Best Place to Get All High Fidelity There’s a plaque on the wall: “When I get a little bit of money I buy records, and if there’s any left, I buy food and clothes.” Sounds appropriate for a used, largely vinyl-based record ...

  • 9 years ago | Longform

    Best Place to Bang Your Head When I think punk rock, I think Darby Crash, or Sid Vicious — brash, in-your-face attitude that says, “Fuck off.” But that image is as manufactured as the thousands of hardcore, screamo, thrash, '77, ...

  • 10 years ago | Tech

    During slopestyle qualifiers at the third annual Crankworx international mountain-bike festival in Whistler, British Columbia, rider after rider slams their frame and face into the dirt, their botched back flips, tail whips and 720s replayed ad na...

  • 11 years ago | Books

    SORE WINNERS: American Idols, Patriotic Shoppers, and Other Strange Species in George Bush’s America | By John Powers | Anchor | 416 pages | $14 paperbackNewly released this month is the paperpack edition of L.A. Weekly columnist John Powers&...


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