It's 3 p.m. on a Sunday, and on the back patio at Axe in Venice, wooden folding chairs and communal benches have been arranged in a semicircle opposite one cushioned chair, positioned front and center, where (the restaurant's chalkboard promises) Dr. Vandana Shiva, environmental activist, seed saver ... More >>
*Asshole Festival 2013: Artists Yell at the Assholes of Los Angeles From a Street Corner in Chinatown
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This week, a designer explains happiness in West Hollywood, a fact-blurring foreign correspondent's office opens in Highland ... More >>
Ron Finley is a gardener, but not in the puttering-in-the-backyard kind of way. Rather, the artist and designer refers to himself as a "guerrilla gardener," using the growing of food as a way to try to change the dynamics of his neighborhood: South Central L.A.
In a TED talk, given in Long Beach i ... More >>
*David Byrne's TED Talk: How the Architecture of Venues Affects Music
*Extreme Futurist Festival: TED Conference for the Counterculture
As part of the TED Fellows program, 21 people kicked off this year's weeklong TED event in Long Beach last week before the official sessions even started ... More >>
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By Amanda Lewis
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel isn't using it, but candidates Eric Garcetti and Emanuel Pleitez are. So are five of 12 candidates vying for City Council District 13, and ... More >>
If you're looking for something to do this weekend beyond reading about the 232 tons of potatoes Olympic athletes are tossing back this year, there's a meaty symposium at the Fowler Museum at UCLA on Saturday: TEDx LA Miracle Mile: Food and Food Systems in the 21st Century.
According to the TED w ... More >>
A new space has opened its doors in Chinatown, and this time it's not your usual funky alternative art gallery. The Institute For Figuring is a center for hands-on discovery of cool scientific and mathematical concepts, with a strong artistic bent.
Australian twin sisters Margaret Wertheim, a note ... More >>
Shannon CottrellJR in L.A.Yes, year-end lists. Not even street art is exempt. But hey, 2011 was a banner year for the Los Angeles street art and graffiti communities, as they enjoyed plenty of worldwide attention.
LA Weekly put together the ten L.A.-related street art and graffiti stories th ... More >>
Liz OhanesianThomas Dolby signing after Friday night's event.Thomas Dolby
Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Better than... spending the night trying to think of "She Blinded Me with Science" jokes.
Thomas Dolby remains on the cutting edge of technology. In fact, he earned the nam ... More >>
Paul T. BradleyIs Super Mario a Buddhist? Er...probably not...
While mooks gawked the nether parts of starlets all weekend long at Adultcon downtown, another, radically different group of conventioneers gathered at the University of the West in Rosemead to lube up their third eyes and wax phi ... More >>
R.E.~/FlickrA cup of inspiration
In what is both fodder for a future article in The Onion and an actual survey, leading "coffee retail brand" Don Francisco asked some 1,000 Americans to quantify their level of inspiration on a scale of 0 ("not at all inspired") to 100 ("extremely inspired), t ... More >>
Read more about JR in "TED Award-Winning Street Artist JR Brings 'The Wrinkles of the City' to Los Angeles." For locations of "The Wrinkles of the City" pieces, see our Google map.
We wanted to share a piece of JR's phenomenal film, Women Are Heroes. Once you see it, you may understand the politic ... More >>
The following story on JR is from the print edition of LA Weekly, out now. See our "JR in L.A." archive for more details and check out our Google map if you want to see JR's work in person.
Maybe you've noticed that Los Angeles is a flurry of street art activity lately, with Banksy up for an Oscar ... More >>
Maybe you've noticed that L.A. is a flurry of street art activity lately, with Banksy up for an Oscar and all. However, there is another stealth creative foreigner in line for King of L.A. this week. JR, the 27-year-old Parisian artist/activist brings his method of colossal, office park-sized Xeroxe ... More >>