Ron Athey

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  • 10 years ago | Longform

    I always start my ride from the bottom end of the L.A. River bike path, with its metal heron cutouts, entering the narrow gate that dead-ends on Crystal Street. Landmarks plague me with memories on the way in: bad early-’80s drug deals in the...

  • 11 years ago | Longform

    Photo by Larry Hirshowitz The Hardware Man In an era when Home Depot has driven many small hardware stores out of business, Koontz Hardware, in business in West Hollywood since 1938, is still successful. The store specializes in exotic and hard-to...

  • 11 years ago | People

    Photo by Alyssa Nicol "I’VE NOTICED A DISPARATE GROUP of young artists working in between genres from the art schools around L.A. who do not have a place to meet and interact in the process of performing their art," says Carol McDowell, a dan...

  • 12 years ago

    Photos by Jenafer Gillingham “There’s a lot of strippers in L.A. — it’s a totally different backstage scene than at rock shows in New York,” says designer Ligia Morris, whose ensembles in leather, fabric and hand-painted s...

  • 12 years ago | Lists

    Marisa Carnesky in Jewess Tattooess at UCLA: Walking on a forward-tilting stage, a nude Carnesky cloaked herself in an ultra-Orthodox-chic ’40s coat with matching hat, and stepped into a pair of pumps. Closed-toe shoes that happened to be pre...


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