By Eve Weston and Zachary Pincus-Roth
At the recent opening of Levitated Mass, better known as the "LACMA Rock," the sculpture was heralded as a new landmark for Los Angeles -- like the Washington Monument in D.C. or the ancient obelisks in Egypt.
Such landmarks are feats of human engineering and ... More >>
Sam SlovickAnthony Torres has been collecting memorabilia from Wes Craven's horror series since 1996.
Deep in the far reaches of Montebello, in a secret temple, a young monk arranges sacred objects on the altar with exacting specificity. Each item is invested with hallowed significance and pl ... More >>
Sam SlovickGizmo"They call me Gizmo, I'm trying to go fuck somebody up," the man says with the manufactured intensity of someone who has been locked up 10 of his 27 years. He is 5 feet 6, 170 pounds, bald, buff and gangster-tense.
"The devil tickled my feet," he says, considering his journey ... More >>
If you're a MIcheal Jackson diehard, prepare to be thrilled -- and heartbroken yet again. This Is It, the new documentary created from film footage of Michael Jackson's rehearsals at the Staples Center and Culver Studios in advance of what was supposed to be his final 50-show run in London, provides ... More >>
A new L.A. Conservancy report card (actually, an update to its 2003 survey) scolds San Gabriel Valley cities -- not only for not having ordinances to protect historical landmarks, but for not even having any landmarks to protect. While giving A's to Pasadena, South Pasadena, Long Beach and Whittier ... More >>
Before there was Beetle Juice, Batman or Edward Scissor Hands, there was Pee-wee Herman. Yes, the original guy you didn’t want to get mixed up with. The loner. The rebel. In 1985, Pee-wee's Big Adventure premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theatre and marked the breakthrough collaboration for director ... More >>