Visiting the Los Angeles Police Museum

I first learned about the Los Angeles Police Museum from Joan Renner, a writer, lecturer, and social historian with expertise in the area of historic Los Angeles crime. I met Joan on Esotouric’s Eastside Babylon tour and during one of our conversations she mentioned her volunteer efforts at the museum to preserve LAPD history. Since […]

History, Food and Fun All Come Together at the 6th Annual L.A. Heritage Day

This weekend the L.A. Heritage Alliance and El Pueblo Historical Monument, in association with the El Pueblo Park Association (EPPA), will host the Sixth Annual L.A. Heritage Day, which promotes the history of Los Angeles and Southern California through tours, free museum access, children’s activities, presentations, food, and more. The event is made possible through […]

Unforgetting LA #3 – Build a Better Online History of Art in Southern California

East of Borneo, an “online magazine of contemporary art, and its history, as considered from Los Angeles,” is hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to build a better online history of art in Southern California. This third meetup in their Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon series will focus on the 30 years since MOCA’s inception—L.A. art of the 1980s, […]

Chocolate, Art and History – A Valentine’s Day Celebration

If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special loved one, here’s an event that’s sure to satisfy. Weaving together chocolate, art and history, Maite Gomez-Rejon, founder of ArtBites, will take you on a culinary journey that traces the history of chocolate as seen through LACMA’s collection of ancient Mayan, colonial […]

12th Annual Young Directors Night at LACMA

Once again LACMA MUSE, the museum’s membership group for art enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s, is hosting Young Directors Night, a celebration of short films by Los Angeles filmmakers. As in years past, the directors and a panel of film-industry insiders will participate in a discussion following the screening.

Experimental Film Around Town


November is shaping up to be an exciting month for lovers of experimental film. Three programs in particular have caught my attention because they’ll present audiences with unconventional, challenging and engaging works that are unlike the more typical fair most of us experience online, in theaters, and on television.

STRANDED: The Twilight of the Ocean Liner | Photographs by Martin Cox


This weekend the Los Angeles Maritime Museum opens a new exhibition titled “STRANDED: The Twilight of the Ocean Liner.” The show is comprised of 25 large-scale, black and white, photographs by Martin Cox and documents classic ocean liners nearing or at the end of their service life due to changing economics or technology. Cox, a native of Southampton, England who now lives in Los Angeles, shot all the photographs for this solo-exhibition in the US, Bahamas, India and the Philippines.