The building that housed the LAPD's headquarters between 1955 and 2009 starred in TV shows like Dragnet in its heyday, but its slow, fifty-year slide into disrepair gave it a real world stigma that's left it tarnished and crumbling from the inside out -- most obviously because the community doesn't ... More >>
Anne FishbeinMaize cake Gambas at PlayaFood photography, as most of us who read food blogs these days know, is a lot harder than it sometimes looks. Restaurants so dim you need a flashlight to see your menu. Irate dinner companions who do not appreciate your Diane Arbus jokes while they're wa ... More >>
Getty Images for MOCAA human centerpiece at the "Artist Life Manifesto" directed by Marina Abramovic for the MOCA Gala
The guests at MOCA's annual galas are patrons high in the economic hierarchy: politicians, heirs, celebrities, moguls, entrepreneurs who've made bank. Tickets cost an arm an ... More >>
â€‹Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.
Theses are some of the greatest artists in history and have produced some of the world's most expensive paintings.
And according to the FBI, 43-year-old Matthew Taylor has forged them all and taken millions from unsuspecting art ... More >>
Captain Beefheart, with the most legendary lineup of his Magic Band
A Don Van Vliet Atomizer Air-bulb Invention
By Rob Chalfen
"We're matter - the stars are matter - but it doesn't matter"
14. a fine artist before he was a musician, after his musical career ended he resumed painting and a ... More >>
A few weeks ago we reviewed the Xeno and Oaklander show at the Echo for Part Time Punks. The minimal electronics band is on top of their game, riding a solid critical wave and building a hardcore fanbase among the discerning (ok, picky as all getout) fans of the "cold wave" genre.
And now they need ... More >>
Okay, the flyer itself ain't the best -- competing fonts, a non-sequitur collection of LAX, an astronaut and a zebra standing on the moon, faux-thrown-together vibe -- but the intent and the message more than make up for the design deficiencies. To wit: Rong Music, which has been releasing some of ... More >>
In a reminder that it's pure fallacy when teachers and pols claim that tough, urban schools filled with poor kids cannot produce high grades and academic achievement, the tough, urban Long Beach Unified School District was today named one of four finalists for "most improved" urban schools in the n ... More >>