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Marc Fichou's Playful Installation At Chimento Contemporary

Lita Barrie | Posted 07.01.2016 | Arts
Lita Barrie

Marc Fichou is a French-born, L.A. based artist who consciously defies categorization. This playful defiance makes Fichou a free spirit in the art world who refuses to be limited by restrictive definitions of what it means to be an artist.

Exploring Queer LA With DJ And Performer Ambrosia Salad

Michael Podell | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Podell

Ambrosia's arrival in Los Angeles coincided with what many consider to be Downtown Los Angeles' queer renaissance. Her blend of otherworldly looks, truly next-level lip-syncing skills, and fantastic DJ sets, have people lining up in droves to get a taste of her salad.

Robert Reynolds Studio: No Man's Islands

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Robert Reynolds: Island Series: Sea of Azov Painter, sculptor, mixed media and installation artist Robert Reynolds has been a pillar of the contempo...

A City in Bloom

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.25.2016 | New York
Joel Epstein

Anyone who knows me, knows how excited I am about the L.A. Metro Expo Line opening to Santa Monica next month. Still, this week I am feeling lucky to ...

Hauser Wirth and Schimmel Inaugural Show: All-Women Sculpture Revisionist Exhibition in a Repurposed DTLA Space

Lita Barrie | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Lita Barrie

In an era when the art world is becoming increasingly market-driven, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel bridges the separation between a commercial art gallery and a non-for-profit museum by combining a commercial mission with an educational mission.

PortTech Los Angeles and the Future of San Pedro

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.11.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

What do you get when you bring together inventors, investors, local government and cleantech and environmental advocates? Answer: PortTech Expo. I ...

Mermaid Avenue

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.01.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I am decades older now than I was on that visit to Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island but fundamentally I am the same. I am still the hopeful romantic about my city, albeit now a warmer one with different flora, mountains, tastes and accents.

Victor Wilde: Paint it Black

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

As the founder, art director, and chief designer of The Bohemian Society, Victor Wilde is known for infusing the methods and attitude of visual art into his singular garments.

L.A.'s Transit Force Awakens

Joel Epstein | Posted 12.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

We are in a new era. One in which L.A.'s transit loving forces have awakened and taken back the city from the villainous Army of NO. And that is why I am optimistic about L.A.'s transit future and that the City will continue on the positive trajectory it has found over the past decade or so.

Transit Envy and Other Thoughts on Making L.A. the City It Can Be

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Al Selvin knew a great city, train line, bike path, restaurant and musician when he saw it. I hope we will continue to make L.A. a city worthy of his blessed memory.

The Journey Within: Gongs, Tunnels and Binaural Beats

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
Roxie Sarhangi

But crawling through the tunnel at "The Little House" was nothing to be alarmed about. It was such an extremely short, easy distance. And I had no choice: The front door to the house does not open so I had to be okay with being a little uncomfortable. It was perfectly unconventional. Somehow it all made sense.

Kelly Lamb Prepares to Pop Up at MOCA Grand Book Shop

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

For Lamb's latest collaboration with MOCA Grand Project Space in Downtown Los Angeles, she concentrates on the ideas associated with the spiritual quest and the idea of infinity and continuum. 

Lauren Nukes and Brian Duck Bring a New Approach to the Agency World.

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 05.22.2016 | Business
Elizabeth Baudouin

The Cool Kids is a series documenting creative humans shaping present day society with their work and outlook.

How Beauty Expert Gloria Noto Masters the Art of the Multi-Career Lifestyle

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

Gloria Noto is the model of a modern day renaissance woman, mastering the art of the multi-career lifestyle. By trade, she is a makeup artist, whose expertise in the field has been recognized by The Hollywood Reporter and has landed her as a regular contributor with both Nasty Gal and Refinery29.

Cars Don't Shop

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In a lively conversation, the two transportation leaders spent the night riffing on how the streets and public spaces revolution happened in New York and elsewhere and what might be in store for Los Angeles on Reynolds' watch.

L.A. Confidential

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

The one Los Angeles location visitors never consider... is Los Angeles itself. There used to be no "there" there. But there is now. A newly hip downtown LA has been the best kept secret on the West Coast, until now.

Finding Soul in LA: Five Creative Adventures in the City

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 01.18.2015 | Los Angeles
Roxie Sarhangi

I love taking classes. I love learning. Since graduating college, I've signed up for courses all over LA, from UCLA Extension's writing seminars (they're great!) to improv workshops at The Groundlings (good too!). And I won't even get into all the acting classes I have experienced.

You Will Never Look at a Bong the Same Way Again

Steve Payne | Posted 12.12.2014 | Arts
Steve Payne

This is glassblower ETZ working at Original Glass in DTLA. Music - Ellie Goulding - Burn (Codeko Dubstep Remix) Another short film from Paynie....

California Girls: In Photographs

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

Sasha Eisenman is a Los Angeles based photographer born into the Southern California surfing lifestyle and raised in the LA music scene. He began his ...

Jane Szabo: Sense of Self

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

The images in Jane Szabo's Sense of Self exists at the intersection of multiple threads of contemporary photography.

Jamie Johnson: Vices, or I Will Not...

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

In a very real sense, these are the opposite of iPhone selfies, and they are as much about the history of photography as the narratives they contain.

Community Organizing and Technology Across Latin America

Juan Vasquez | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Juan Vasquez

I've collected their feedback to come up with a few key takeaways that I want to share with you --everything from tips for cultivating the best talent to understanding the relationship between the Latin American tech movement and the U.S.

Silver Lake Children's Theatre Group Hits Adult Themes With Intelligence and Humor

Leslie Hendry | Posted 01.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Leslie Hendry

Aloha, Kiana, co-written by 11-year old Nicki Klar, discussed marriage, the possibility of parents separating, how we connect to our romantic partners, and most importantly how to be honest with ourselves and others, all through the eyes of teens.

Fashion-Forward Pop-Up Disguised as M*A*S*H Tent In a Blah Building Downtown? What a N.I.C.E. Idea

Wyatt Closs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Wyatt Closs

I'm not a fashion critic but certainly a more than casual consumer. I know what I like and I think I know what works and pushes boundaries. N.I.C.E. Collective is making great, well-constructed, minimalistic handsome gear that is modern and ready for the next frontier.

Sex, Love and Los Angeles: Your New Favorite Show Has Arrived

Logan Lynn | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Logan Lynn

DTLA is set in downtown L.A. and chronicles the friendships and sex lives of eight friends and the people who populate their lives. This week I caught up with creator/director Larry Kennar, co-producer and actor Darryl Stephens, and cast members Danny Roberts and Matthew S. Herrick.