Most Angelenos wouldn't associate Jews with spray paint and wheat-paste, but what about murals? Twenty years ago, before the city began a war on street art and pushed murals and graffiti underground, targeting artists with lawsuits and jail time, the city's diverse communities embraced a flourishing ... More >>
It was only a matter of time before L.A. street artist (turned international graphic-design star and Obama portraiteer) Shepard Fairey took on Trayvon. We're actually surprised it didn't happen sooner. Though there remains the sporadic rally cry for the young black Florida teen's murderer to be bro ... More >>
Safe sex with Bono and the boys
It was cool. It was a big Happening with flashing lights, lots of color, inspiration, 100,000 people screaming along in unison, moved by the pure ... spectacle of it. If we were in North Korea, these songs would have been about the Supreme Leader and we would have all been flashing colored placards ... More >>
Globetrotting with Ozomatli, unlikely U.S. diplomats
In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar.
Identity theft, self-promotion and the search for laminates at Sundance
Exiles in L.A. recall the war back home