Photo by Mark MauerThe LA Weekly office leaves Hollywood, Superman, and a lot of our favorite pizza and drinking hangouts.
But in Culver City we've got plenty of great things: a Serbian restaurant and an on-ramp to the 405 out of the front door!
Click here for more of what will be missed in 90028.
Photo by Timothy NorrisPrince at Coachella. A late addition to the line-up, delivered a great set including a cover of Radiohead's "Creep."
Read Randall Roberts' write-up here.
Photo by Thomas SandersHerbie Gonzalez in his bedroom-closet music studio. How did the aspiring hip-hop singer get pegged as the "Manhattan Beach Murderer?"
Our April 9 cover story on Gonalez has generated a lot of outraged reader comments about the case and the tractics of the police officers.
Click here to read Paul Teetor's article.
Photo by Timothy NorrisThe Morrissey / Smith Convention featured an onstage wedding proposal, Smtihs cover band "These Charming Men, former KROQ DJ Richard Blade and lots of pompadours.
>a href="http://www.laweekly.com/music/music/moz-krew-from-la-to-the-south-bay-the-annual-smiths-convention/18685/">Click here to read Marc Weingarten's story and see more pictures from the event.
Photo by Lina LecaroMiss Hooker 2008 - from Lina Lecaro's Nightranger:
Natalia Fabias Miss Hooker Pageant at The Dragonfly was teeming not only with tats, but lots of twirling ta-tas too. We had reservations about the name of this show at first (after all, what gal, no matter how sexually brazen she is, wants to be called a hooker?), but after catching the spectacle, which blended Velvet Hammerstyle sauciness with the wackiness of The Beauty Bars long-running Drop Dead Gorgeous pageants, we changed our minds. These rollicking rock chicks are having fun with the term, and maybe even taking it for their own, like rappers (try to) do with the N word. Either way, the event was a ho-free hoot, and its procession of pierced and manic panicked punkettes prancing about in evening gowns and bathing suits (many designed by Fabia, who wrote the basic script for the show herself) offered tricks of a different sort.
Photo by Daniel HernandezDaniel Hernandez uncovered the Emo-bashing going on in Mexico:
It all started early last month, in the otherwise picturesque and conservative central city of Queretaro. On Friday, March 7, an estimated 800 kids poured into Queretaros historic center, hunting for emos to beat the crap out of. They found some, as footage that has circulated widely on the Internet shows. A few dozen emos, who customarily loiter around the Plaza de Armas on Friday nights, were severely outnumbered by the mobs, who chased the emos through the streets, striking them with blows and chanting, Death to the emos!
Click here to read about it.
Photo by Mark MauerJason Torchinsky's 15x sized Atari 2600 joystick was available for all sorts of massive on-the-wall video game playing at Machine Gallery.
It didn't exactly make playing Donkey Kong any easier, but boy is it fun to cclimb on to a giant joystick and hold on tight!
Wangechi Mutu, A'gave you (2008)
From Christopher Miles' article, "The Kenya-born, Cooper Union- and Yale-schooled Mutu, based in New York, grafts together images with an approach that varies from the scalpel handling of a surgeon to the cleaver wielding of a butcher, and such a description applies both to the pieced-together physicality of the work and to the sensibility guiding the combination of imagery."
Click here to read more and see more art from recent gallery shows around L.A.
Photo and footage by Mark MauerThe 1st 6th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational was held in Griffith Park with hundreds of people coming out to sample thousands of sandwiches from 140 teams.
Plain, fancy and sweet sanwiches were created along with a grilled cheese wedding cake. Click here for the whole report.
Photo and footage by Mark MauerRIME / Jersey Joe does some work on the LA Weekly wall of the Hollywood office.
And also painting some clothes for the kids at Hollywood High SChool across the street.
Photo by Mark MauerSee some of the Graffiti tucked under the 101 Freeway next to the LAPD motor pool - without having to venture there yourself! for more pics.