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Los Angeles treasure Jonathan Gold—the only food columnist ever to win a Pulitzer Prize and the subject of Laura Gabbert’s great documentary City of Gold (2015)—died this weekend at age 57.

Gold had written for the L.A. Weekly and Gourmet, and most recently for the Los Angeles Times.


See Gustavo Arellano’s piece “We All Live in Jonathan Gold’s Southern California”:


Jonathan Gold at Alma, at the Standard on Sunset. Photograph by Shelby Duncan.

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“Joe the Lion”—David Bowie’s song about Chris Burden—is a tribute to the seminal performance artist’s early days, when his body was a laboratory and canvas for bullets, nails, starvation, and potential electrocution. As a student at UC Irvine, Burden didn’t wait around for the bullies; he stuffed himself into a locker. Hitting his heyday during the rise of video art, his pieces have been well-documented, and today his Urban Light sculpture is the number one selfie spot in Los Angeles.

Join Richard Dewey and Timothy Marrinan at the LACMA screening of their 2016 documentary BURDEN, followed by a conversation with the directors.

BURDEN features interviews with Marina Abramovic, Ed Moses, Alexis Smith, Larry Bell, Billy Al Benston, Robert Irwin, Barbara Smith, Peter Schjeldahl, Jonathan Gold, Ed Ruscha, Paul Schimmel, Frank Gehry, Christopher Knight, and the late Vito Acconci.

BURDEN, Thursday, May 4, at 7:30 pm.

BING THEATER, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.


Chris Burden, post-performance Image credit: Lewright

Chris Burden, post-performance
Image credit: Lewright