A slight guy in nondescript white t-shirt and baggy Nike basketball shorts is bent over the vintage jewelry case at Fairfax's Dope Couture. Bracelets encircle both of his wrists; nevertheless, he points to a YSL piece whose thick links glint. It pairs nicely with the well-polished chain already slun ... More >>
Grimes & Blood DiamondsThe Echo6/19/12Better than: Bumping lines, in the back of an El Camino, at the edge of the universe.
Last night's incarnation of the beast that is The Echo's monthly "Check Yo Ponytail" event popped off hard with performances by Blood Diamonds and Grimes that could only righ ... More >>
There was always something remotely hip-hop about Sesame Street. Elmo, Big Bird, the Count, Oscar the Grouch -- especially Oscar the Grouch -- looked like they'd really seen some shit in their eternal youth. They swaggered through life lessons with a knowing limp, putting some soul into the ABCs of ... More >>
NikeJordan al aire.Only in contemporary America would people tussle over a mass-produced, made-in-China product that has no intrinsic value without a billion-dollar marketing history behind it.
We're talking, of course, about the Air Jordan, now 27 years old and still inspiring brand lust am ... More >>
Chris RadcliffUCLA is on alert.It looks like a rapist might be on the loose at UCLA.
Police on campus warned students this week about a sexual assault and an attempt to grab a woman that both happened on Saturday on or near campus.
The victims are students. In both cases the suspect, descri ... More >>
It looks like a rapist might be on the loose at UCLA.
Police on campus warned students this week about a sexual assault and a separate grab at a woman that both happened Saturday on or near campus.
The victims are students. In both cases the suspect, described as a white man in his mid-30s to 40s ... More >>
David GreenwaldNo Age performs at MOCANo Age
Better than... A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
Sunday night's show was a strangely modern intersection of corporate invasion and countercultural retaliation: No Age, L.A.'s leading independent experimentalists, clos ... More >>
Honus HonusFrom the sequined gowns that look ripped from a 70-year-old socialite to the white shorts he's worn at every performance since 2006, Honus Honus does not take himself too seriously.
Urban Nomad sits down with the frontman of Man Man, a Viking-vaudeville, maniac Gypsy Jazz indie ro ... More >>
map of LA triathlon
If your Sunday morning routine typically includes wandering around northern Culver City, stopping in at Akasha for brunch and then strolling over to Ford's Filling Station and then maybe across the street to Tara's Himalayan and then heading back over to Le Saint Amour to ... More >>
This is a real iPhoneFederal and local law enforcers arrested 30 suspects throughout the Southland in connection with millions of dollars worth of fake jewelry, leather goods, sunglasses, clothing, iPhones and other items that were confiscated, authorities announced at a press conference Tues ... More >>
The City Attorney's office on Tuesday announced it filed civil injunctions against 27 sign companies, sign installers and property owners for illegally putting up super-sized advertisements known as "supergraphic" signs in Los Angeles. It declared that the displays are public nuisances and se ... More >>
Bob Donaldson/Pittsburgh Post-GazetteA Nike SundaeWhen the hand-crank version of a trusty household appliance is still in your garage, you could view it as a sign that engineering improvements over the years have hardly been necessary. Either that, or ice cream manufacturers took a rather slo ... More >>
De La Soul, back in the day
Only a handful of rap groups can be bandied about as G.O.A.T: Wu-Tang, Outkast, EPMD, Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, UGK, The Geto Boys, and De La Soul. If you need an introduction to the De La -- Posdnuos, Dave/Trugoy the Dove, and Maseo -- you obviously hav ... More >>
View more photos in Timothy Norris' day one and day two slideshows.
This weekend the LA Weekly celebrated its annual People issue with LA Weekend, a two-day cultural happening at the Nike Store at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre that offered music, art, food and drink (100-proof Belvedere vodka, whi ... More >>
Some things speak for themselves. My only question, are you supposed to do the gravity bongs before or after this Malibu Schwayze/Cisco Beach Body Workout? News is out that Shwayze, Cisco Adler and DJ Skeet Skeet have a 24-minute workout routine available, sponsored by Nike. Was everyone involved in ... More >>
Give Wale credit for knowing how to fall back. The D.C. rapper/Mark Ronson bid for street cred has laid low since The Mixtape About Nothing led the blogosphere to declare him "real and spectacular." Now with every Internet dork hunkering down to craft their year-end lists, flagon of Merlot and c ... More >>
One of my great regrets of last year was not flying to Brooklyn see Japanese experimental rhythm band (or however you want to describe them these days) the Boredoms perform with 77 drummers on 7/7/07. My friends who were there speak of the event with a mystical twinkle in their eye, as though they'v ... More >>
"My question is in what field of work would someone with a bachelorís in Chicano studies land? Here are a few jobs I came up with: working at a lowrider or tattoo shop, designing Virgin de Guadalupe T-shirts..."