Photo by Pandora YoungLeonard Nimoy's Full Body Project
He may still play Spock, but for several years photography has been Nimoy's passion. Louis Stern Fine Arts displays his work through March 1. More gallery info and photos here.
Photo by Mark MauerSurveying the Arroyo Seco section of the channel, he points to a large, purple-haired wood nymph spray-painted on the south side of the floodwall and notes her bare, green chest.
Those are the tits in question, he says, shaking his head.
Could the Arroyo Seco mural fuss really be over a pair of green breasts?
Read Matthew Fleischer's story and see more pictures of the Arroyo Seco mural before and after the whitewash.
Photo by Anne FishbeinDisk error: The Potato Gold: warping perceptions of what a pizza might be.
From Jonathan Gold's article, I Yam What I Yam: Mr. Pizza Factory Retools an Italian tradition
Illustration by Mr. FishTribal Flush: Pechanga People Disenrolled en Masse by Marc Cooper
As a result of the disenrollment, many in the Gomez family, which accounts for some 10 percent of the total Pechanga tribes membership, have lost their federal standing and benefits as American Indians. Some have lost their jobs at the resort. All of the adults, including Gomez, lost the generous per capita monthly payout, derived from casino profits, that was given to each adult of the tribe. When the Gomez familys expulsion was finalized in 2004, that was about $15,000 per month. Currently, for those who remain members of the tribe, the figure has risen to about $40,000 per month.
Photo by Mark MauerEngland's street artist crew the Scrawl collective gathers for a show in Culver City at the Scion installation. "Special Relationship" brings street art, pop culture references, and lots of politics to the show. Above, Star Wars and Dirty Harry influenced work by Ryca. Much more here.
Photo by Orly OlivierWomen Firefighters: The Gender Boondoggle
City Hall's dream of recruiting more females is a multimillion-dollar disaster. Story by Christine Pelisek
In a department of 3,940 people, the second largest municipal firefighting force in the U.S., the Weekly has learned that the women who work on the fire line could squeeze inside a Hummer limo.
Just 27 women are actually fighting Los Angeles fires.
Photo by Anne FishbeinHunan Seafood: Top Catch by Jonathan Gold
Is there a contest for the best steamed fish head in the San Gabriel Valley? Because if there is, the example at the new Hunan Seafood might win the prize a mammoth, silvery head, jaws agape, eyes frosted in death, a half-inch of chopped chiles troweled over the skull like a layer of Christmas-y scarlet-and-green asphalt. The fish head is borne to the table in a casserole the size of a hubcap, and the bottom inch or so is lapped by a pickle-tart broth. When you finally stop admiring the behemoth, stop trying to figure out whether the massive skeletal structure belonged to a carp or a boat-tippingly large river cat, the flesh comes away in hunks almost the size of cigarette packs, transformed by its half-hour trip through the steamer into juicy mouthfuls marrying the intense vegetable bite of fresh chiles and garlic, pickled chiles and ginger, with the sweet, mellow taste of the sea.
Photo by Mark MauerStan
Lee: Under the Influence
Dozens of artists pay tribute to the mighty Marvel mastermind at Gallery 1988. Above, I Am Iron Man by Pooch. For Dr. Doom, FF, Spider-man and more click here.
Photo by Gendy AlimurungSummer Glau and boyfriend Daniel Wisler (a.k.a. Mr. Summer Glau)
The evening manifests all the traditional elements of the Hollywood premiere screening, postparty, red-carpet affair. The pretty PR girls, perfectly coifed and razor-thin in their black skirts and pointy black heels, their expensive black-leather tasseled bags tucked like lambs under their arms. The rabid fans trying to conceal their rabidity, ineffectually attempting to blend in. The producer types reading copies of Variety, looking bored and important at the same time. The beefy, suited security guards for hire muttering ominously into earpieces. The tabloid-talk-show hosts waiting for actors to give the same answers to the same questions they've been asked a million times. The annoying reporters (that's me) and photographers.
Read Gendy Alimurung's article here.
More photos from the premier of Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles here.
Photo by Mark MauerPictures of fresh 2008 work from the alleys behind Melrose Ave. New pictures posted on the Weekly's graffiti and low-brow art blog Lurker every couple of days or so.
Photo by Jessica MillerWelcome Hunters: the Body Eclectic. Among the avant-garde fashion gatherers. By Gendy Alimurung
Right now, if you are looking in Los Angeles for cutting-edge, high-end, underground designer clothing from Iceland, you will have to go to Chinatown. Robin Cervar is the woman to see. She is co-owner, with Jason Gillis, of Welcome Hunters on Jung Jing Road, and unless you have been trolling the fashion shows of lesser-knowndesigners in Milan, Stockholm and Paris -- where Cervar scouts seasonally -- you have probably never seen clothes like the ones she sells. This is fashion that challenges the notion of what clothes can be.
Tom Petty's Los Angeles by Daphne Carr.
In 1974, (Tom) Petty drove cross-country from Gainesville, Florida, to Los Angeles to get a record contract. Knocking on doors along Sunset, he played demos and eventually got a deal for his first band, Mudcrutch, then moved the group to L.A. "We fell in love with L.A. within an hour of being there," Petty said.
Photo by Lina LecaroWarhol Dead at 21 Opening
World of Wonder's latest group show in Hollywood with lots of Warhol art, wigs and a killer guest list.
Photo by Timothy NorrisMGMT and Yeasayer battled for the headliner spot in the battle of the blog-buzz bands at Echoplex on Jan. 26. But for picturesque sweetness, you can't beat the sight and sounds of Oakland's Port O'Brien, above. Click the link for more photos of all three groups.