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  • 7 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-...

  • 11 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 2 months ago | Hip-Hop

    When Kanye West compares himself to past greats, he gets taken to task for it. When he compared himself to John Lennon at Bonnaroo, he got booed. When he compared himself to God, well, we all remember how that went over. There's a snarky list...

  • 2 months ago | Art

    The time between 4 and 5 in the morning is street art's golden hour. "People drinking late will go home at 2:30 or 3. People who go to work early leave at 5 or 5:30. So in the middle there is perfect," says Plastic Jesus. "You learn a lot about...

  • 2 months ago | Hip-Hop

    Compton rapper Problem's 11th mixtape, Outta Town, dropped yesterday afternoon. The set was recorded in Atlanta and is "hosted" by Atlanta radio personality DJ Holiday, who occupied a similar role on Chief Keef's recent release, Sorry 4 ...