Anarchist writer Hakim Bey once wrote, "The universe wants to play," arguing that one must briefly escape complacency and embrace the unpredictable.
This theory was exemplified on Friday when the creative event planning organization Mindshare hosted the 2nd Annual Rubiks Human Play! Spectacular at ... More >>
flickr user/ComeUndoneJam, Jelly or Confiture?Bill Manning of High Desert Foods is the epitome of the organic apples-to-applesauce businessman. He's the sort of guy who cares about the broader societal and environmental impact of what he produces, yet he also appreciates that increasing the m ... More >>
The team at Amanda Oakleaf Cakes created what might be the best cake in this galaxy or that galaxy far, far away: an enormous Stormtrooper cake, almost completely edible from boot to helmet. When completely assembled, the Stormtrooper stood 6 feet 4 inches tall, weighed a little bit more than 300 p ... More >>
Alissa WalkerCould this be L.A.'s transportation future?
Where once art originated from the front seat of a freewheeling Los Angeles vehicle -- Ed Ruscha's Every Building on the Sunset Strip photography series, Dennis Hopper's Double Standard photograph of a gas station -- our kill-me-now tr ... More >>
Los Angeles city leaders are apparently no more responsible or accountable than the self-serving Wall Street banksters who set up America to fall with an impossible Jenga tower of home loans.
A new Los Angeles Times expose outlines a series of politically motivated, built-to-fail budget decisions b ... More >>
Inglewood Public LibraryChristmas treeEveryone gets into the Yuletide spirit differently. In the case of Bri Webber, a library assistant at the Inglewood Public Library, her version of decorating for the holidays did not involve jingle bells, shiny ornaments or boughs of holly. Instead she ... More >>
Shannon CottrellGinger Burton of SoCal Cosplay BallSee more photos in Shannon Cottrell's photo gallery, "SoCal Cosplay Ball."
Back in January of 2009, when Shannon Cottrell and I covered Anime Los Angeles together for the first time, we met Ginger Burton. At the time, Burton was a student at ... More >>
Jonagold apple, portion removedI am sitting in Mas Malo's huge Beaux Arts dining room, a floor beneath the whiskey-soaked revelry of the bar Seven Grand. I am on the outside of a satisfying organic margarita, I am watching my young son tackle an enormous burrito ahogado, trying not to cringe ... More >>
SupaflyKorean store window display for patbingsu
The Korean shaved ice snack called patbingsu handily trumps even the most elaborate Fosselman's sundae when it comes to sheer, omg-inducing visual impact.
For the uninitiated, patbingsu is like Pinkberry on psychotropic drugs: an often deli ... More >>