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The Tattooer's Apprentice: Art Emancipates PostModern Cholo (VIDEO)

The synchronicity between the opening of MOCA's "Art in the Streets" show and L.A. law enforcement's crackdown on graffiti hasn't gone unnoticed by postmodern cholo and tattooer's apprentice Sal Sanchez. Recent arrests of street artists Invader, Smear and Revok are on Sanchez's radar. "The city of Los Angeles is cracking......
Precious waits to be adopted.; Credit: Sam Slovick

Precious: Rescued Pitt Bull, Looking for Love

Precious is such a bitch. The compact young blonde struts the patio inside the iron gates just behind the Modernica furniture factory in downtown's Industrial District. Precious is subtly clever, looking for vulnerability: She'll push your buttons, then put you in check just to let you know who's in charge......
Anthony Torres has been collecting memorabilia from Wes Craven's horror series since 1996.; Credit: Sam Slovick

Temple of Scream: Relishing the Horror of a Hollywood Franchise

Deep in the far reaches of Montebello, in a secret temple, a young monk arranges sacred objects on the altar with exacting specificity. Each item is invested with hallowed significance and placed in its preordained place. The sacrosanct enclave, on the second floor of an unassuming apartment building, just around......
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