Melissa Lo

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  • 8 years ago | Longform

    Best Dispatches From ­Captain’s Quarters Since 1993, readers worldwide have received Riverside resident Christine Markel Lampe’s labor of love, No Quarter Given, a magazine devoted to pirates and their exploits. Six times a year, e...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    Best Garden Anti-Gnomes When Norwood Young bought the house at the southeast corner of Muirfield and Third in 1997, he had a lurker problem: Some leafy trees in the front yard had become a favorite hiding place for a few neighborhood hooligans. So...

  • 9 years ago | A Considerable Town

    If you find yourself stuck in northbound traffic on Fairfax, inching toward the Grove, you’ll come upon a series of colorfully lettered cardboard signs leaning against the trees lining the sidewalk. The first sign reads: “Please leave ...

  • 9 years ago | Art

    If MoMA’s 2002 exhibition “Drawing Now” emancipated drawing from second-class citizenship, “Flip: A Drawing Exhibition” makes the case for artists who have carved out and refined its mantle. The show’s 14 featur...

  • 9 years ago | A Considerable Town

    On a balmy Wednesday evening, a critical mass of Los Angeles’ hipsters, indie rockers, art students, TV writers, yipsters, yippies, cool dads and rockin’ moms climbed up the windy road toward the promised land. I was one of them, giddy...

  • 9 years ago | A Considerable Town

    On a recent Saturday morning at the cafeteria of L.A.’s Natural History Museum, a man with a tousled gray mop of hair, multiple earrings, a black T-shirt and cargo pants waited for the cashier to ring up his order. But when the young employe...