Octavia E. Butler died 10 years ago, but the power of her work and her inspiring life story haven’t dimmed one bit. Los Angeles arts nonprofit Clockshop has organized a yearlong series honoring the Pasadena native, “Radio Imagination,” with works created by artists and writers given full access to Butler’s archives.
It was a day for quake, rattle, and roll on the west coast when small earthquakes hit both Los Angeles and the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday. While the pair shared common characteristics, the stories behind why they happened reveal dramatically different Worst Case Scenarios for future earthquakes.
Perhaps in your daily internet wanderings you’ve stumbled across photos of this building and wondered, what the hell is that thing? Well, it’s a museum for cars, and I assure you: It’s perfect.
Reports flooded in today stating that the warning areas off the coast of Southern California—around the Navy’s Pacific Missile Range—would be activated, causing noise issues associated with re-routed LAX operations. Theories flew, some being totally absurd. In the end, it was exactly what it should have been—a Trident…
Photographer Jeffrey Milstein is known for getting stunning shots of our culture from above; we previously covered his aerial photographs of cruise ships. For his new series LANY he photographed the two cities from a helicopter. While these views don’t necessarily feel unfamiliar (thanks Google Earth!), his…
In the early 1980s, actor Theresa Saldana’s star was on the rise. Her roles in Defiance and Raging Bull brought her fame—but also the attention of mentally unstable man who believed he was “the benevolent angel of death.” In 1982, his pursuit of her turned violent.
Whether you’re casually avoiding T-1000s in the San Fernando Valley or involved in a high-speed chase in the bed of the LA River, your navigation can now be voiced by a Terminator Cyberdyne Systems Model 101, thanks to Terminator Genisys’ new partnership with Waze. And yes, it’s really Arnold telling you where to go.
The Blackburn Cult, also known by the far more mystically delicious moniker “Divine Order of the Royal Arms of the Great Eleven,” was dreamed up by a mother-daughter duo who got into the religion business in 1924, after having visions of angels ... and visions of dollar signs.
In April, snitchy Californians lodged 22,000 water-wasting complaints that resulted in 838 penalties issued. And guess what? The state reduced overall water use by 13.5 percent. It’s evidence that these kinds of reporting efforts might be working. What’s not really working? Posting photos of celebrity homes on Twitter.
Over a century ago, the California Cycleway promised an elevated, dedicated bike path from Los Angeles to the nearby city of Pasadena. In this excerpt from the new book LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas, author Dan Koeppel tracks its path through Southern California—and discovers why it was never finished.
Ben Woolf, an actor on American Horror Story, has died, the Associated Press reports. Woolf was hospitalized last week after being struck by a car.
Back in 1991 the BBC visited Los Angeles to ask if it was the city of the future. Their answer? Yes, but not in a good way.
Will cities in the future be re-designed to function "like sponges," to cope with droughts that will only become more severe thanks to climate change?
George Lucas has been trying to open a museum to house his personal collection of art and movie memorabilia for awhile now; last June, Chicago beat out San Francisco for hosting duties. Now, it seems a third city may in the running: Los Angeles.
A pet alligator was seized after some 37 years spent chilling in its owners' backyard ... and maybe snacking on neighborhood cats. "You cannot own a reptile like this in the City of Los Angeles without having a proper permit," an Animal Services rep said. "And obviously for an alligator, we would not permit that."
Though Ray Bradbury's literary legacy lives on after the author's 2012 passing, the Los Angeles home where he lived for over 50 years is currently getting the teardown treatment.
One of the things that makes Blade Runner so great is its cyberpunk vision of Los Angeles, a mishmash of architecture, language, and culture. This fascinating video essay takes us through the various components that make up this futuristic noir city and what they suggest about the history of Blade Runner's world.
Building the Force: When L.A.-based Westside UrbanForum handed out its annual architecture awards, it bestowed cheeky "Darth Vader Awards" on a pair of memorable structures: Peter Zumthor's "foreboding, jet black LACMA expansion," and Renzo Piano's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Museum, which has a "…
The rumors are true: the as-yet untitled Walking Dead spinoff has set its sights on Los Angeles.