Lewis MacAdams

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  • 10 years ago
  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Daylight life in historic downtown L.A. has a surprisingly neighborhood feel. You walk down Spring Street with a smile and a wave for the elderly Latino couple at the newsstand, the Persian guy at the dry cleaner, the semi-homeless guy that’...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Jay Babcock, 35, is the Diaghilev of the L.A. underground, an impresario of the avant-garde. A fourth-generation Californian with a B.A. in political science from UCLA, since the fall of 2002 he has managed, alongside his business partner Laris Kr...

  • 10 years ago | A Considerable Town

    Illustration by Ralph SteadmanThe doormat at the entrance to Owl Farm, Hunter S. Thompson’s redoubt in Woody Creek, Colorado, reads “Come back with a warrant.” On August 20, six months to the day after Thompson killed himself with a...

  • 12 years ago | Lists

    From the roof of the old city jail on the east bank across from Elysian Park From the roof of the parking garage next to the twin-tower jails From the middle of the Sunnynook Footbridge in Atwater when the river is in full flood From the tunnel at...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    The first time I saw Mark Madsen play basketball was at an invitation-only, pre-season game last August in the men’s gym at UCLA, a cavernous relic superseded by Pauley Pavilion nearly four decades ago. Most big cities have an ultimate outdoo...


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