It's good to step back from the present-day and look back on the city's -- or your own -- history once a while and this week lets you do just that with events ranging from bizarre to nostalgic.
Check out a mid-career retrospective from artist Gary Baseman, an Esoutoric program exploring Tom Waits' ... More >>
*Our Best of L.A. issue and our Best of L.A. app
*Our Calendar Section, Listing More Great Things to Do in L.A.
*10 Oddball L.A. Museums Worth Seeing
By Tanja M. Laden
One of the best things about living in Southern California is the idea that Halloween is a month-long celebration that a ... More >>
Looking for a book about the Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society? Perhaps you need a Jolly Roger doormat for the house. Maybe you just want to pick up some time-travel sickness pills, a spray-bottle of barbarian repellant or a few fresh dinosaur eggs before you blast to the past. Whatever yo ... More >>
Brendan A. MurrayDr. Sketchy's Anti-Art SchoolSanta's workshop came early this year DesignerCon. On Saturday, Exhibit Hall A at the Pasadena Convention Center temporarily turned into a pop-up, pop-art fair and toy market filled with commercial designers and design fans alike.
A group of arti ... More >>
From comic book and hot rod culture to folk art and religious iconography to cartoons and retro pop imagery -- and let's not forget punk rock -- the "lowbrow" art movement has many inspirations. Billy Shire's La Luz De Jesus Gallery is widely recognized as a seminal hub for talents whose works fall ... More >>
Courtesy Corey Helford GalleryFor more photos from the opening, see "Corey Helford Five-Year Anniversary Party: 'Zero to Sixty'"
Friday night, Corey Helford Gallery celebrated a milestone with an opening party for its mega-showcase, Zero to Sixty: Five Year Anniversary Gala Group Exhibition, ... More >>
The Book Expo America convention has come and gone. Here are 12 things I saw on the last day, in absolutely no order whatsoever.
1. The Independent Publishers Group Alley
2. Self Help Books on Murder and Drugs
"Buy your kids educational toys. Like a metric scale and tiny bag ... More >>
When I finagled the invite to the Murakami Gala at MOCA, my girlfriends bombarded me with the same question:
"What are you wearing?"
It was a legitimate one, considering my sparse excuse for a wardrobe, overrun with tattered t-shirts, baggy jeans, moth-eaten sweaters and a few other shapeless th ... More >>
I love this adorable little skirt by Mexican artist/fashion designer Amor Munoz...Even though it does feature a naked masturbating girl showing her cooch to a couple Gary Baseman characters.
I'd wear it.
Munoz also makes porn shoes and weird panties with trompe a l'oeil period stains on th ... More >>