When the summer X Games started out in cities other than L.A., we were frustrated:WTF? This is where half those sports began. This is the action sports capital of America. This is the biggest media market for this stuff. And then, in 2003, they came, and we were like, Yes!
And now? Not so much. Aft ... More >>
Year after year, Coachella draws a range of notable bands and performers. The weather, however, tends to stay one note: Staggeringly hot. For those headed to the music and arts festival, it might be useful to keep in mind Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's ice blended giveaway over the weekend.
The world of sports may be focused on London, but during the past week athleticism of a decidedly ballsier kind was on display in Los Angeles as wide-eyed kids, patient parents and industry hangers-on oohed, ahhed, gasped, and clapped at the feats of physical imagination and occasional crashes that ... More >>
Though he's one of the most successful men in action sports, Adam Grandmaison doesn't roll up for our interview in a BMW -- he still rolls up on his BMX bike. Now, if you even had to Google "BMX" or if it made you think of the X Games, get ready to start re-thinking. Grandmaison's working to change ... More >>
Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrackIf you needed to place an iconic artifact of Southern California boarding culture in a time capsule, a pair of Vans shoes would certainly do.
Alongside the skateboard, a modification of roller skates, the modern surfboard, invented by L.A.'s Bob Simmons ... More >>
Naoki TominoThe buzz killingtons at the LAPD don't stop this week. They snuffed out a flash mob rave on Hollywood Boulevard, prepared for Lady Gaga fans to get out of hand yesterday (the didn't) and now they're targeting underage buggers who are illegally on the street past curfew (after 10 p ... More >>
Anne FishbeinThe spin masters
If you've driven Lincoln Boulevard in Marina del Rey recently, you've probably seen Tom Tucker. He's the guy not wearing a chicken suit, not draped by a sandwich board, not dressed like a gorilla. Tucker is the guy standing on the corner dancing, smiling, flippi ... More >>
Caesar SebastianRavers at EDC.A study commissioned by a controversial rave promoter claims that its troubled Electric Daisy Carnival last summer "boosted economic output in Los Angeles by almost $42 million" and had a bigger economic impact on L.A. than the NBA All Star game.
The study, cond ... More >>