Days before he hands the city over to Eric Garcetti, outgoing Mayor Villaraigosa thanked everyone for helping to open the renovated Tom Bradley International terminal at LAX before he stepped down. "I'm glad they did it now," said Villaraigosa at a morning press conference Thursday, confident in hi ... More >>
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The new home for the El Segundo Museum of Art -- which isn't a public museum, but technically a private collection open to the public -- infills a tiny slice of downtown El Segundo's Main Street, right next to a former post office storefront, in a skinny slot that used to be a drive-through alley. T ... More >>
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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 >>
At its 7th annual art walk Saturday, Frogtown and the Elysian Valley Arts Collective invited groups of artists, designers and vendors to re-imagine and re-engineer 8 pre-fabricated storage "PODs" as exhibition spaces intermixed within the warehouses, riverfront, tight-knit single family homes, commu ... More >>
Early on in architecture school, a professor advised me against filling in a half-baked drawing with a row of sycamore trees. Admittedly, I was trying to cover up the unresolved aspects of the design. "Ah trees," he sighed gently, raising one eyebrow, "the architect's eraser."
If you visited L.A. Weekly's home page yesterday, you might have noticed a few stories that seemed a little off -- our contribution to April Fool's Day. For those of you who want to relive the moment, click on the image above to see it bigger, and links to all the stories are here:
Wendy Gilmartin Thanks to Metro's online archive of WWII-era downtown photos, at least we know what the building at 749 South Broadway used to look like, if only from a very skewed angle (it's the second lot up from 8th street in the linked photo under the "Tokyo Next" banner).
Wendy Gilmartin This poor excuse for a building has no balconies, no overhangs, no awnings, no shrubs, no front windows, no shade, no hue, no nothing but a big square box of fugly.
Wendy GilmartinEl Bordello AlexandraWhen Tony and Brittany Stevenson bought the apartment at 20 Westminster Ave. in Venice ten years ago, the place was a heroin den with a slumlord owner who never fixed things. The front was covered with decaying wood shingles, grimy linoleum hid the historic ... More >>
Wendy GilmartinFamily of the YearSeasons, Thundercat, Dumbfounded, Kris Mars, Family of the Year, Hanni el Khatib and Mia Doi Todd Abbot Kinney Festival Venice 9/25/11 Better than . . . Sunset Junction. After all of the Sunset Junction drama this summer, it turns out that for a fun outdoor ... More >>
photo by Wendy Gilmartinstage rush at the Growlers WHO: The Growlers WHERE: Troubadour WHEN: 7/1/11 It was a spazzed-out, hopped-up, sweaty set of pure fun at Friday night's holiday weekend kick-off with the Growlers and their devoted, drunken fans. Partly made up of beach-bums with some ... More >>
photo by Wendy GilmartinKid Cudi L.A. Live played host to a hip hop-meets-dance pop mash-up Monday night, with Britney Spears on one side of the street and Kid Cudi on the other.
boozy in Frogtown Dudes with perms, Ziggy look-alikes, scensters jumping rope, surfers, hippies in long silk dresses, local vatos, black girls, queer kids, old guys, potheads, metal heads, art fags and moms and dads with kids in tow came out to get down and liquored-up in Frogtown Saturday n ... More >>
Wendy GilmartinNo emergencies here.Updated after the jump with the promoter's official crowd estimate. See the rest of our Coachella coverage, including eye-opening photos, here. Supporters of ecstasy-fueled mega-raves at publicly owned venues in L.A. have used comparisons to other mainstrea ... More >>
Without road trips lingering or looming, and with just the right amount of hangover, the Coachella crowd attacked the grounds on Saturday, and the bands fought along heroically. The only real loser was the grass, which is starting to get sticky, but more on that in a little bit. Let's take a look a ... More >>
photo by Wendy GilmartinLove the kilt Yesterday the LAWeekly ran a blog about the crazy hot temps and the sexy skin being revealed as such. What you saw was a predominant display of boobs, butts and bikinis. So today, we decided to give readers a little peep into the wild world of sweaty du ... More >>
photo by Wendy GilmartinThis guys wasn't at Duran Duran Coachella is all about variety and sure there are those fleeting chocolate-in-my-peanut butter moments when scenesters, hippies and douchebags all get down together (see Animal Collective, Saturday night). But right now we're talking ab ... More >>
Colin Young-Wolff Compared to last year's problems with wristbands and overcrowding, the first day of Coachella 2011 was smooth sailing. Greasy even. Let's take a look at yesterday's GOODs, BADs and UGLYs.
photo by Wendy Gilmartin Last year it was the dainty white fedoras with black bands and 80s Ray Ban knock-offs. In 2004 it was peacock feather earrings, and then there was that other year everyone had those lace-up moccasin boots. This year's fads are sure to blaze out fast too, check em ou ... More >>
There is still time to get your ass to Indio, but you'll need a wristband to get anywhere near the field, let alone inside the festival. We've been trolling Craigslist to get an idea just how desperate buyers and sellers are getting as the final minutes tick down to showtime in the desert.
Coachella 2011 now officially has its first mash-up. Our own Wendy Gilmartin just saw Sir Paul McCartney spinning with Afrojack. Usher was up there too. We'd just been joking about guest appearances, so we actually thought it was a prank at first. But no, let it be known. Paul McCartney i ... More >>
photo by J. HettwerGayBiGayGay One last post about the 2011 edition of SXSW: In its 6th year, the SXSW spin-off Gay Bi Gay Gay Fest packs in enough merrymaking and debauchery to hold everyone over until Gay Pride in June.
photo by Wendy GilmartinSmile! It's a Strokes sellout Didn't think it was possible to sellout a free show? Here's how to do it: Invite The Strokes to play after five long years on hiatus, make the weather a perfectly warm for a spring afternoon and, oh yeah, schedule it on the one day of the ... More >>
photo by Wendy GilmartinTall Boys O'Plenty Any normal SXSW day is spent guzzling back brews, taking in the sunshine and partying in general, so when the festival lands on St. Patrick's day, the only logical solution to upping the ante is - yes, you guessed it - to make the dang beer can tall ... More >>
photo by Wendy GilmartinPsychic TV What: Psychic TV Where: Elysium, Austin TX When: March 15, 2011 Psychic TV and their outer-planetary transport trip blasted off Tuesday night with the gloriously pandrogynous Genesis P-Orridge back at the helm after years of professed retirement and perso ... More >>
Wendy GilmartinWhat: Gary Lucas Plays Spanish Dracula Where: Central Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX When: March 15 Escucha a ellos. Los hijos de la noche. What better place to watch a movie about a blood-sucking vampiro and his howling children of the night than on holy ground? With its re ... More >>
Video by: moreinthemonitor On the first (official) day of SXSW, hipsters awoke to news that Jack White had sprung from a moving truck around noon and played a solo set to a shocked crowd of onlookers, which coincidentally also included celebrities like Aziz Ansari and Alison Mosshart from the Ki ... More >>
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