Maybe it's because so many things in this town seem impermanent that our fondness for those that do not increases, exponentially, with each year they remain. Michael McCarty's Santa Monica restaurant Michael's, which he opened in 1979 -- yeah, yeah, that's ancient for us -- is one of those places th ... More >>
Johnny Cash's lyric "I hear the train a comin'" best captures the mood at the Santa Monica Auctions farewell event, held this past weekend, June 9 and 10. Due to the planned extension of the MTA's Expo Line, the entire C Building at Bergamot Station -- home to Track 16, The Robert Berman Gallery and ... More >>
It was in 1977, in a bathroom in Berkeley, that architect Mark Mack put his body on the line for his fellow man.
As a photographer stood by to record the action, a naked Mack gingerly lowered himself, ass first, into a bathtub. The shoot had a simple objective: Demonstrate how a man could enter a b ... More >>
"Modern life is a journey by car."
This sentence could have been written yesterday, but it actually appeared in The Lords and the New Creatures, Jim Morrison's first book of published poetry in 1971. Forty years later, little has changed: The car is still king in Los Angeles.
Now, a group show t ... More >>
Tibby RothmanThe man himself, artist Larry Bell (l.) and art critic Peter Frank (r.) at the recent artists' party for Larry's, a new restaurant in Venice
Almost all you need to know about artist Larry Bell is written on a wall at Larry's, the recently-opened restaurant that bears his name, li ... More >>