Photo by Jack LueAbove: Axl & dancer at the 8th Annual LA Street Scene, September, 1985
From G'nR's March 28, 1986 show at the Roxy: "Alright, I don't know if there is anybody here from L.A. Weekly tonight... You know, they called us New York Dolls and labeled us jaded posers. You know I may have my differences with other bands, but I don't think Guns N' Roses here, L.A. Guns, or Poison deserve that shit from a fucking moron who has probably never even seen a fucking show or knows how to rock n' roll... This is the "Fuck L.A. Weekly" show. This song is called "Back Off Bitch."
More classic Guns 'N Roses photos here.And read Siran Babyan's review of Marc Canter's book here.
Photo by Timothy NorrisWorld PIllowfight Day was a smashing success. A few hundred people with feathery weapons gathered in Pershing Square to do battle. See the feathers fly here.
Photo by Michael RababyDream pipes and pipe dreams. The Champs LV convention hits Las Vegas with lots of girls and foggy notions. Got $800 for a pipe? Then this is the place for you. Just don't get pulled over by Johnny Law.
See the whole legally dubious mess here.
Photo by Lina LecaroNightranger at Fashion Week: Pop tarts, rap moguls, TV personalities, feckless fame finaglers who doesnt have a clothing line these days?
Photo by Lina LecaroIf it makes me look scary, it must be Barry . . . and if I seem a bit faggy, you know its from Maggie, quipped David Lee Roth (hes been wearing the designer for years) just before the runway romping commenced.
Read Lina Lecaro's Tabloid Takeover: L.A. Fashion Week's Celebrity Overdose here.
Photo by Rena KosnettThe Gangsters of Drew Street, Glassell Park.
From Christine Pelisek's article: More than 100 years ago, Drew Street was a beautiful green spot named by pioneer Andrew Glassell after his son, Drew. For most of the 20th century, it was a tucked-away suburban enclave flanked by the Los Angeles River and Glendale's Forest Lawn cemetery. Then, starting in the 1960s, the city built apartments on its dead-end streets and avenues and a bad element moved in, seeing the isolated little neighborhood as the perfect lair.
Photo by Timothy NorrisA woman and her iguana wait for "The Blessing of the Animals" by Cardinal Roger Mahony.
Photo by Mark MauerAt La Luz de Jesus' group show, the art on this woman's arm (from Empire Strikes Back) was as impressive as almost anything hanging on the walls.
Photo by Mark MauerArt from Everything But The Kitchen Sync Opening: La Luz De Jesus' 11th annual anything goes group show
Photo by Timothy NorrisVampire Weekend at the El Rey, March 20. Take away the crazy hype, and they're still the soundtrack to your summer, conveniently arriving months early.
More photos from the concert here.
Photo by Timothy NorrisMore reasons you should have been at the Vampire Weekend show.
One of Donald T. Sterling's full page, full color ads in the Los Angeles Times.
From Patrick Range McDonald's story:The advertisements usually run in the A section of the Los Angeles Times. Sometimes they feature a little redheaded girl, who looks as if shes a demented extra from the old horror flick Children of the Corn. Other times theres a color sketch of a huge glass building and a blissful blue sky, with the heart-tugging quote, Please dont forget the children, they need our help. And almost always theres a giant picture of an older man with gray hair, sleepy eyes and a white toothy smile. That man is Donald T. Sterling, real estate mogul and owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Photo by Anne FishbeinLiquid Tiramisu from La Mill. See more here.
Photo by Anne FishbeinFrom Jonathan Gold's Counter Intelligence:
"Ibrico ham, the latest obsession of the food world, is the well-aged product of cosseted Spanish pigs, at its best hand-sliced, arranged on a plate, and eaten plain with the fingers, preferably while one is sipping on a cold glass of fino sherry."