Los Angeles could be losing an institution, "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
So says the New York Times, which reports today that work is already underway at NBC's Manhattan studio complex and headquarters, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where Jimmy Fallon of "Late Night" and "Saturday Night Live" is waiti ... More >>
In 1991, Los Angeles-based artist Chris Burden decided to add a studio structure on his own property, but he wanted to make it as big as he could without a building permit. After pouring over the building code, he found he could build a detached structure as long as it was under 400 square feet and ... More >>
If you were a child anytime in the last 40 years, or the parent of one, at some point you've had a moment with Mister Rogers. Perhaps many. And in those moments, through the lens of TV, he looked you straight in the eyes, and in his soft-spoken manner told you, in one set of words or another, that h ... 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 >>
In addition to Pershing Square's ice-skating rink, downtown L.A. will soon be home to a sparkling new rink at L.A. Live -- one that, according to the Downtown News, seeks to recreate the holiday season vibe of New York's Rockefeller Center. As opposed, say, to Pershing Square's feedlot-with-benches ... More >>
Every big city has its mural scandals -- or vandals. New York still remembers the time in 1934 when the Rockefeller family had Diego Rivera's Marxist Man at the Crossroads blasted from Rockefeller Center. Previously, in 1932, Los Angeles had whitewashed David Siqueiro's similarly un-P.C. Tropical Am ... More >>
To a recent NYC transplant, the prospect of ice-skating in Los Angeles begs skepticism -- there's something unorthodox about being able to skate in shorts and a T-shirt. My last skating experience took place at Rockefeller Center, where my date and I waited for two hours in order to skate for a tota ... More >>
If you're reading this, congratulations. It can only mean one thing -- you survived another holiday season of over-eating, over-imbibing and (probably) over-spending. So, welcome home, double-up on that espresso and let's get back to work. Somehow in the midst of our holiday haze, L.A. Weekly found ... More >>
Over the past 50 years, the city has tried repeatedly to turn Grand Avenue into the living, breathing heart of downtown, and has failed miserably. Now, a public-private group led by Eli Broad is trying again with the emphasis on private
...The people who were interviewed said that they felt they had been stopped because they were minorities, pointing to the fact that the police had not issued them tickets. As a working police officer, I hear too much of this in the media...