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BLOG WATCH> Graffiti Artist Pose On Curated | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Artist Driven with Pose | Los Angeles from LRG on Vimeo. Back in January, I noted Chicago-based graffiti artist Pose and his work for LRG. As follow ...

NATIONAL EXHIBITIONS: From A 'Swell' In New York To 'Pacific Standard Time'

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

New York's summer art season is filled with some serious multi-gallery exhibitions this year. Come October, however, those efforts will look rather modest in the face of Pacific Standard Time.

PUBLIC ART: Thirty-Six Foot Tall Public Art Piece Comes to Santa Monica

LAist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Santa Monica will have a new piece of public art come tomorrow morning. "Cradle," a permanent artwork measuring 39 ft. wide and 36 ft. high, will be i...

Pot Farms Now Legal In 1st Major U.S. City

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

OAKLAND, Calif. — The City Council gave final approval Tuesday to a plan that makes Oakland the first city in the country to authorize large-sca...

Examining Our Gang Reduction Strategy

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Good news from the Controller's office on one of our most important initiatives, the Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program. Their just...

GROUP EXHIBITION: Curated Kamikazes: A Month-Long Group Show At LA's POST Gallery

Annie Buckley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Annie Buckley

Take 31 artists, writers, and curators. Mix in dozens more artists and art of all kinds. Toss in a key exchange, beer, wine, and sundry snacks, mix in...

Creatives at a Crossroads

Janelle Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Janelle Brown

If the only real option left is to work in advertising, shilling Shrek 11, why would anyone bother? Certainly, people don't fantasize about moving to LA to make viral Pampers commercials.

LA Times Waits 30 Years to Confront MOCA on Artist Selection

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

I wouldn't again pay $6.50 for parking to see the retrospective of Dennis Hopper curated by Julian Schnabel currently on view at the Geffen wing of LA MOCA.

Silver Lake Walks for Silver Lake Walking Man

Micki Krimmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Micki Krimmel

I joined about 400 of my fellow Angelenos today to walk seven miles in honor of the famed "Silver Lake Walking Man," Dr. Marc Abrams, who passed away this week.

PHOTOS: Best Vegetarian Restaurants In Los Angeles

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

We're number 8! We're number 8! PETA has just ranked Los Angeles 8th on a list of top ten cities in America for vegans and vegetarians - because there...

PHOTOGRAPHY: Not All Is As It Seems, Photographs And Dry Humor At Fahey/Klein Gallery

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Geof Kern and Brad Moore At Fahey/Klein Gallery WHAT: Geof Kern and Brad Moore: Photography WHERE: Fahey/Klein Gallery 148 North La Brea Blvd. ...

Death to the DOMA!

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Selkoe

Earlier this month, Judge Joseph Tauro of the US District Court in Massachusetts struck down as unconstitutional Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage ...

Keeping Kids Safe: A Formula That Works

Brian Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brian Center

When "A Better LA" took on the challenge of keeping kids safe in some of the toughest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, we looked for guys like Gary.

Proposition 23: Texas Oil Giants Invest Heavily To Repeal California Global Warming Act

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

California's Proposition 23 is shaping up to be a big fight. The proposition would suspend California's Assembly Ballot 32 (AB 32), otherwise known ...

Art and Empathy: The Timely Tenderness of Kristin Calabrese

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Adams

Kristin Calabrese's paintings continue to capture my attention. In addition to being an exceptional paint-handler, I find her work to be deeply emotive and based in some form of personal narrative.

My Mom's Review of Charles Rohlf's Artistic Furniture at the Huntington

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Rohlf has recently come to the front of the line in furniture as art, with some scholars positing that he was an integral influence on Charles Makintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright and Gustav Stickley.

A Socialist Revival in Los Angeles

Jack Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jack Rothman

The Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist body in the United States, is about to restart its LA local. Since the 1990s there has been no DSA unit in Tinseltown, despite the city's liberal stereotype.

California Dreamin': Celebrity Spotting in LA!

Jessica Radloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jessica Radloff

Let's be honest. No matter how cool we think we are, spotting a celebrity is always a talking point. Yet, for millions of tourists that visit LA each year, I'm never surprised when I hear, 'I was there for a week and saw no one!'

The Gaslight Anthem and Memories of Blue Jeans and White T-Shirts

John Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Koch

The Gaslight Anthem burst onto the scene with fists pumping and hearts on their sleeve, both paying homage to the rock heroes before them and working steadily to take their place among them.

Large Pot Farms May Be Licensed In First U.S. City

AP | enfrapvs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — The Oakland City Council is considering a plan to license four production facilities where medical marijuana would be grown, pac...

A Portrait of the Artist as an Artist's Model: My Sessions With Don Bachardy

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Adams

Out of the blue I was contacted by the model booking agent for Don Bachardy, to sit for none other than the venerable portrait master himself--a man w...

Top 5 Al Fresco Beauty Options in L.A.

Meg Hemphill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Meg Hemphill

When Katy Perry sings about California girls living "where the grass is really greener," I'm sure she must be referring to the fact that you can get a mani/pedi, facial, or blowout sitting under the Cali sun.

So Much for the Food Truck

Mike Miley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mike Miley

The food truck fad isn't as populist as it seems. In fact, it may be more elitist than so-called "elite" restaurants. You won't be rubbing shoulders with construction workers. These things do lunches at prep schools.

Supporting Our City by Buying Fashion Brands Made in LA

Diana Bianchini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Diana Bianchini

Los Angeles never gets enough props for all of its hard work. With our seemingly casual breezy lifestyles and our non dress code days, there is a misc...

Texan Racer Making America Proud

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Charles Karel Bouley

Ben Spies is no stranger to America or American titles. To the motorcycle racing world he's a first class champion; what a NASCAR champion is in America. And yet no Wheaties box for Spies; at least not yet.