Blast From the Past: Historic Renaissance Faire Advertisements from the LA Free Press

Have you ever flipped through the pages of an old publication and found yourself transported back in time to a specific moment in your childhood? Something like that recently happened to me when I looked at a pair of advertisements for the Renaissance Pleasure Faire published in the Los Angeles Free Press, the legendary underground […]

Los Angeles Design Festival 2014 – A Citywide Celebration of LA’s Creative Design Talent

Most everyone who lives, works or visits Los Angeles knows that creative endeavors make up a significant portion of the region’s economic output, contribute to its vitality and shape its identity. In particular, the breadth and scale of LA’s design talent is expansive and extraordinarily influential both nationally and internationally.  A case in point – […]

Crenshaw / LAX Community Films Series: Randy’s Donuts


The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is overseeing a major expansion of the region’s transportation network. Thanks in no small part to the passage of Measure R in 2008, Metro will spend upwards of $40 billion to relieve traffic and upgrade transportation infrastructure throughout the county over a 30-year period.

New Audio Tour Sheds Light On The Owens Valley and Los Angeles Aqueduct


Water has long been the most prized resource in Los Angeles. Indeed, the city’s history and growth is inextricably linked to the development of infrastructure required to import water from the Eastern Sierra and other regions.

While the Los Angeles River was the main water source for El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles when it was founded in 1781, population growth outstripped the river’s ability to meet the city’s increasing thirst. Enter William Mulholland, the first superintendent of the new municipal Water Department. Under his leadership, the city constructed the Los Angeles Aqueduct, a five-year project completed in 1913 that brought water from the lush Owens Valley to semi-arid Los Angeles.

Moving Image Art Presents – HUMAN ANIMAL


This Friday Moving Image Art (MIA) presents HUMAN ANIMAL, a program that features “…performance based video art exploring relationships with the body, sexuality and sculpture.” The evening will showcase work by artists from around the country, including Rachelle Beaudoin, Heather Cassils, Lauren Cross, Diane Dwyer, Teri Frame, Sara Holwerdam and Jamie Sneider.

Slake Los Angeles Summer Subscription Special


The Los Angeles literary scene has been significantly enhanced over the past year due to the efforts of Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa – formerly the deputy editor and editor, respectively, of LA Weekly. Together they have created Slake Los Angeles, a quarterly publication that celebrates the long form approach to journalism and deftly blends fiction, poetry, photography and art into a gorgeous package.

I love LA Photo Contest & Gallery Exhibition


Calling all photographers!

In early May the Duncan Miller Gallery announced its “I Love LA” photo contest. Now there are only two weeks left to submit your images, so start combing through your image library to find that forgotten gem or get out today and snap the perfect shot.