Linda Immediato

Exile

Living off the Grid

You've seen them. Maybe one has even parked on your street: a conversion van, curtains drawn, or a camper with signs of everyday life. They are so ubiquitou...
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LA People 2009: The Defender — Art Goldberg

You may recognize Art Goldberg as the tall, lanky, gray-haired man standing on the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard every Friday for the past six years, without fail, holding a hand-painted sign asking you to honk if you want to end the war in Iraq. But for......
Brady Westwater; Credit: Kevin Scanlon

LA People 2009: Urban Cowboy — Brady Westwater

At a BOXeight Fashion Week show, you expect to find the standard batch of bony models, fashion-forward magazine editors and flamboyant buyers, but who’s the silver-bearded cowboy? That’s Brady Westwater, a.k.a the L.A. Cowboy, director of Economic Development for BOXeight. He was instrumental in getting the event off the ground......
Lucent Dossier; Credit: Kevin Scanlon

LA People 2009: The New Vaudevillians — Lucent Dossier

Sepia-stained clowns, as if from an old-timey circus, teeter by on stilts. Dusty postapocalyptic warriors slither down from the sky on aerial silks. Sooty urchins of the Great Plague dance hypnotically. At a Lucent Dossier show you experience a world that doesn’t exist, a place where the future and the......
Ray Cirino; Credit: Kevin Scanlon

LA People 2009: The Mad Scientist — Ray Cirino

Ray Cirino would be a good guy to know. Cause, when it all goes to pot, the bottom falls out and we’re headed waddle over tail feathers to hell in a hand basket, he’ll be sitting in a stainless-steel lotus-shaped hot tub, heated by the timbers of our wasted society......
Credit: Kevin Scanlon

Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues

L.A. art architect Gaston Nogues is sitting outside Chango cafe in Echo Park. He’s overcaffeinated and going through some serious nicotine withdrawal. Kevin Scanlon (Click to enlarge) “If I have one more cup of coffee,” the 5-foot-7, tattooed Nogues warns, “I might totally wig out.” He and his partner, Benjamin......
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Underwater Mystery: The Last Swim

Beer, sweat and suntan lotion from the previous night’s revelry late in August of last year had left the pool water at the Highland Gardens murky, with an iridescent Goldschläger oil slick on the water’s surface. Cigarette butts were suspended like bits of fruit in a Jell-O mold. But this......