LA Weekly and its journalists comprise 21 finalists in the Los Angeles Press Club's 55th Southern California Journalism Awards.
The finalists were announced today and include Gene Maddaus for Journalist of the Year and Hard News story and Simone Wilson, Hillel Aron, and this writer for Hard News as ... More >>
In Luis Bunuel's 1962 film Exterminating Angel, neurotic, rich guests get stuck at a fancy dinner party in a big, fancy house. They can't leave the house's conservatory for reasons that seem to be psychological, not physical. One blond woman aggressively, randomly breaks things. One man suggests the ... More >>
"When the rock is installed, will I stand under it and experience its massive weight?" wondered artist Dai Toyofuku, when I spoke with him him back in March. "Will I feel like it might crush me?" The 340-ton granite boulder, soon to be the centerpiece of Michael Heizer's sculpture Levitated Mass, ha ... More >>
"You remember the Emperor's New Clothes?" asked B.T. Tuggle, secretary of the Bixby Knolls Kiwanis Club. He set up a table Wednesday on Atlantic Avenue for Rockapalooza, the party Long Beach neighborhood Bixby Knolls threw during the LACMA rock's daylong stay on its main drag. The 340-ton granite bo ... More >>
L.A. photographers The Imps of Marge and FletchIt's a bitch, picking a name, as anyone who's had a baby, a pet or a particular infatuation with their motor vehicle will tell you.
Named for the British '80s band, Style Council, this blog began in 2005 with a focus on fashion and eventually br ... More >>
LACMA's show "Asco: Elite of the Obscure, a Retrospective 1972-1987," highlighting the famed performance art group, closed on Sunday. Harry Gamboa Jr., one of Asco's original members, grew up in East L.A. and continues to work as a performance artist and writer.
By Harry Gamboa, Jr., as told to Cat ... More >>
Institute for Arts & Media, California State University, NorthridgeRoland Charles' Portrait with Veil (1978) from the PST exhibit at California State University Northridge
Our awesome fall art preview issue, which landed on newsstands this week, delves into Pacific Standard Time, this ridicu ... More >>
Courtesy of kaufmann repetto, Milan
This week in our print edition, Catherine Wagley writes about a bizarre video art project from Mexico City-based artist Yoshua Okón, in which he restaged the Guatemalan civil war using former soldiers from the war who are now day laborers in L.A. He filmed ... More >>
Catherine WagleyJohn Kilduff (a.k.a. Mr Let's Paint) painting a character actor who appeared as "The Emperor with No Clothes"
Vikings, oversized bunnies, an itinerant matchmaker, a painting instructor doubling as a life coach and running on a treadmill, an impromptu dinner party, a woman mast ... More >>
Zoe CrosherZoe Crosher's photo of where Michael Douglas jumped at Venice Beach Pier in the movie Falling Down
This week's art feature in our print edition, Catherine Wagley connects two current exhibits that explore the art of disappearing people.
One shows the work of the artist and cult f ... More >>