"We can forget all our troubles, forget all our cares and go downtown ... everything's waiting for you!" When Petula Clark sang this line in 1964 -- albeit about New York -- who could have known she was she forecasting the future of downtown Los Angeles as a culinary destination? Numerous chefs have ... More >>
Gary LeonardWhat makes Joan Didion the quintessential writer for Pacific Standard Time isn't just her presence at the defining social movements of the 1960s and 1970s.
True, in her forty years of reportage, fiction, and most recently in memoirs, she has examined many of them. Whether she's w ... More >>
Gary LeonardBob Zoell's work
The Flag Stop art fair at South Bay Lexus in Torrance over Labor Day weekend wasn't billed as an art fair, but instead as an "alternative art experience." In truth, it was both, with elements ranging from a major survey of the work of Bob Zoell curated by Howard F ... More >>
Gary LeonardSee more photos in "Gary Leonard: Selling Out @ 60"
When asked to identify himself at photographer Gary Leonard's 60th-birthday-party photo sale two weeks ago, a tall man with a large camera hanging from his neck refers to himself as "the other Gary Leonard." He is Gary McCarthy, ... More >>
Gary LeonardCicLAvia in October.The first one was such a success that a second CicLAvia is scheduled to take place this weekend, when 7.5 miles of city streets will be closed to cars so that tens of thousands of bicyclists can take part in this ride.
This one heads through the heart of the c ... More >>
The waitresses and starlets ... the tech wizards and rock stars ... the activists, gang survivors, political warriors and policy wonks ... the scientists, teachers and fabulous nerds ... plus the nightlife shapers, art makers and fashion provocateurs
Hours before the Democratic debate takes takes place at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, hundreds of supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton filled the sidewalks along Hollywood Blvd.
In terms of numbers it was probably 85% Obama and 15% Hillary - at most.
Above, taking a picture of Gar ... More >>