Recent Stories
The Soul of the City: Blues, Belief and the Big Top at Inglewood Park Cemetery

The Soul of the City: Blues, Belief and the Big Top at Inglewood Park Cemetery

After its first burial in 1906, the park quickly became the chosen resting spot for many of Southern California's early aristocracy.
Strange Days, Boogie Nights

Strange Days, Boogie Nights

I haven't been to a dance club in about 15 years, and never to a single release party. This week I had some pleasant revelations about both at Celeste Stoney's musical event in the ...
Thom Andersen: Looking Back at Los Angeles

Thom Andersen: Looking Back at Los Angeles

Thom Andersen's legendary, 170-minute documentary "Los Angeles Plays Itself" is finally available.
Sign of the Times IV: Sensation, Scandal and Salvation at Westlake Theater

Sign of the Times IV: Sensation, Scandal and Salvation at Westlake Theater

Next to the bustling MacArthur Park, the once vibrant interiors of the Westlake Theater are now silent. But all around it, there is life.
Tarzan on the Rio Hondo! When Hollywood Invaded the Whittier Narrows

Tarzan on the Rio Hondo! When Hollywood Invaded the Whittier Narrows

The emerging film industry and El Monte's Gay's Lion Farm shaped a bizarre period of exoticism surrounding the Whittier Narrows.
Marion's Playground: The Story of the Annenberg Community Beach House

Marion's Playground: The Story of the Annenberg Community Beach House

Pictures of Marion Davies were everywhere at the lavish beach retreat built by her longtime love William Randolph Hearst.
< Prev 1 2 3 4 5