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 – […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I don’t spend much time playing video games, but when I first heard about L.A. Noire, a new title from Rockstar Games, my interest was piqued. Scheduled for release tomorrow in the US (20 May 2011 in Europe), L.A. Noire appears poised to set a new standard for realism, plot generated gaming and the use of a historically accurate setting.