Laveta Terrace runs like a hairline fissure through the hilly tiers of Echo Park. Just a few blocks east of busy Echo Park Boulevard, the street hits Sunset Boulevard only as a small alleyway, continuing on the other side as a long pedestrian staircase. At the top of the staircase is a beautiful, palm-lined street […]
This past weekend marked the end of Palm Springs Modernism Week, an annual event featuring lectures, exhibitions, and tours of iconic Modernist buildings in Palm Springs. A popular desert oasis vacation spot for wealthy Los Angeles residents, Palm Springs attracted many important Modernist architects like Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Donald Wexler, and William F. Cody. […]
If you visit the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City, you’ll learn all about Athanasius Kircher, a 17th century German Jesuit scholar and alchemist whose lifelong fascination with the ancient East and the physical sciences made him an occult figure. Until recently, I thought Kircher was totally made up, like many of the figures […]
Yestarday afternoon, half an hour before the closing, I passed by the room with all the ancient greek sculpture. Simply graceful, perfect to end this day.
M.O.P, Mash Out Posse, is an American hip hip duo composed of rappers Billy Danze (Eric Murray) and Lil’ Fame (Jamal Grinnage). They grew up together in the neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn and formed a gang called Mash Out Posse.With a desire to express themselves through rap, they formed a hip-hop group named after their […]
This week we visited the medieval sarcophagus of Philippe Le Hardi in Dijon, received an exclusive tour from Charles Gaines of his new exhibition at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, walked Sunset Boulevard with artist collective Machine Project, attended the site-specific Bernhard Wilhelm 3000 exhibition at MOCA PDC, and visited The Reason We No […]