Neto Velasco came to Los Angeles to make his mark, but the city also made its mark on him. He arrived from the Mexican town of Querétaro a year ago. "I had a really good life in Mexico, but I prefer adventure," he says. "That's why I came here." Velasco, a graphic designer, had left his house ... More >>
Fountains can be found almost everywhere in downtown Los Angeles. The Department of Water and Power fortress has a sizable moat with eight sparkling backlit blasts. The pool in front of the public library has a lizard skeleton coming up for air. Even the Bunker Hill steps have a trickle of water mo ... More >>
It takes six seconds to read a short tragedy about an upbeat orange and a suicidal egg in The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume I. One of 33 bite-sized narratives culled from nearly 8,600 submissions to actor-slash-crowd-sourcing impresario Joseph Gordon-Levitt's hitRECord website, the tale is told ... More >>
Will his old tricks still work?
YouTubeHide your dying grassesOne of the best things about living in Los Angeles, as opposed to that other black hole of concrete and emissions: Goats. If you don't know what we're talking about, you chose the wrong neighbors. But there's hope for you yet -- a herd of baying, devouring goatki ... More >>
What she meant was that downtown was "duurty."Zooey Deschanel fought back against venerable Los Angeles Times columnist and KPCC (89.3 FM) host Patt Morrison this week after the journalist called out the actress for dissing downtown L.A. during the royal couple's visit. Deschanel's retort wa ... More >>
How do you say "Wet T-Shirt Contest" in German?(Via Vanity Fair) Today's viral video has a distinct European flavor: some enterprising VHS hoarder cultural researcher has tracked down a 1996 video of a pre-"I'm the wife of the fucking President of the French Republic" Carla Bruni, back when s ... More >>
L.A. bands take to the desert for three days of music overload