The city of Los Angeles hasn't seen big-league, sanctioned auto racing in years as far as we know (and if anyone out there knows the history here feel free to comment below or email the author).
But L.A. is scheduled to host the world's newest race, called Formula E. It's the brainchild of FIA, the ... More >>
The front man of an L.A. band called Lights Over Paris was living the rock-star life.
Unfortunately, authorities allege, Robert Brandon Mawhinney was doing so by using fake documents to get more than $6 million in fraudulent loans that he "used to fund his band and his lavish lifestyle," according ... More >>
Texas native Grant Dull is not the guy one would expect to see at the forefront of a revolution in Latin American music. A former resident of San Antonio with no connection to Latin America (other than his hometown's proximity to the Mexican border), he is one of the co-founders of Buenos Aires, Arg ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshThe sushi bar at Osaka.Adolfo Suaya's (BoHo, Surly Goat) newest restaurant, the Peruvian-Asian concept Osaka, officially opens tomorrow. Given the wave of new Peruvian restaurants like Picca, which offers Ricardo Zarate's spin on Peruvian-Japanese fare, and Chimu, which features ... More >>
It's time to jam.Traffic in L.A. is about as fun as a trip to the dentist's office, and yes, we usually rank at the top when it comes to American metropolises with the worst "gridlock."
But on a global scale, we're actually a walk in the park. At least according to IBM's latest "Global Commu ... More >>
Few buildings in L.A. have as much enduring appeal as High Tower Court, a small building complex that sits like a citadel atop a steep hillside near the Hollywood Bowl.
The storied property, built by architect Carl Kay over nearly two decades from the mid 1930's to the mid 1950 ... More >>
Andrew HansonPains of Being Pure At Heart Friday night Pains of Being Pure at Heart played to a full house at the Echoplex. Riding the wave of hype generated from last year's self-titled debut, these guys have managed to shake off their nerves and put together a charming set. They are no lon ... More >>
Hernan Cattaneo.After y'all blew your minds over the holiday, there's not as much happening in L.A. for June's inaugural weekend, but what the DJs are BIG. So get out:
Friday: Control goes after-hours with a party to benefit the Amazon Foundation. The man who helped define the contemporary s ... More >>
Here's the Israeli graffiti crew Broken Fingaz doing a stop-motion animation artpiece to a tune by the Glitch Mob's Boreta and edIT.
Broken Fingaz -Graffiti Stop Motion from Broken Fingaz on Vimeo.
[Thanks to Sophie Kipner for the tip.]
Languis' "Higher Hell"L.A.'s unsung heroes of dream-pop, Languis, have just released a brand new, completely free album. All 11 tracks of Higher Hell are able to be downloaded at the group's Bandcamp site.
For the uninitiated, Languis is Alejandro Cohen and Marcos Chloca, two schoolmates fr ... More >>
Liz OhanesianMatias Aguayo
Matias Aguayo will change the way you think about dance music. On the roof of The Standard in Downtown for last night's Culprit party, he was at once a DJ, producer and, most importantly, a performer. He mixed together tracks, the occasional club hit sandwiched in b ... More >>
Matias Aguayo has been changing the way that South America grooves. As part of the party crew bumbumbox, Aguayo and friends have been taking dance music to the the streets of Buenos Aires (and sometimes Santiago and São Paolo) for a series of impromptu public space parties. But Aguayo ... More >>
Dear Mr. Gold,
Do local Argentines eat anything but steak? Because when I was in Buenos Aires last year, there were fish restaurants and trattorias and fusion restaurants, plus a lot of chic, chef-owned bistros, but in Los Angeles it all seems like meat-meat-meat. Am I looking in the wrong places?
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After a seven-year hiatus, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs are finally touring again, despite the loss of percussionist Gerardo "Toto" Rotblat, who died of pulmonary edema last year, shortly before rehearsals for the reunion. Their latest CD, La Luz del Ritmo, might seem at first like a tentative return, ... More >>
The palm trees are laid out everywhere, in rows and clumps, in corners, and all over the structure that from a distance -- with its metal surfaces and elevated floor -- evokes the broken tropical landscapes of war and dislocation. Buenos Aires-born New York-based Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija l ... More >>