2 days ago | Art
It was a windy Saturday at 4 p.m. and a golden Buddha was painted on my belly. On my back was a fleur de lis and a glittery night sky. Words were scrawled over my chest and arms: "Happiness," "I Do," "Truth." People ogled and took photos of me. I...
7 days ago | Art
Today is graduation day at USC’s Roski School of Art and Design, but the celebration has been clouded by controversy: The entire first-year class of Masters of Fine Art (MFA) students in the two-year program has announced that they will be leaving...
9 days ago | Art
“Being body painted helps you get more comfortable in your own skin,” says model Adriana Widmann, 22, seen in the video above. She is standing topless in a sunny Mar Vista living room on a Monday afternoon. “Even though it’s not your own skin,” sa...
25 days ago | Nightlife
“It’s always a heavy pour.” This is the feeling at Hal’s bar in Venice. It’s not bohemian, but simple, functional, warm. A bar for drinking and being together. “This is where people know me," says Rusty from a corner barstool. She's a tan, middle-...
29 days ago | Beach
In July 1974, a streaking craze swept the nation. It hit Los Angeles hard. There were naked runners in Pasadena and naked strippers on Hollywood Boulevard. One guy streaked the Academy Awards. Ray Stevens’ made a song about it, “The Streak," which...
2 months ago | Art
Darren Romanelli is the man behind Pancake Epidemic. If you don't know what that is, don't worry. Neither does he. "I think the fact that I can't explain exactly what it is is why I'm still into it," Romanelli says with a laugh. Put simply, Panca...