Trying to prove that Los Angeles is an art world center second to none, as the organizers of “Greater LA” have done by bringing the work of several dozen LA artists to a loft on lower Broadway seems, at first, like an unwitting irony. So does proposing that a center can be “distinctly horizontal”–i.e., decentralized. Read More
In the Paper
Few know the true genesis of CIM, but the legend goes like this: In 1986 two Israeli soldiers, who worked on a kibbutz together, came to California on vacation and decided to stay. They started a small landscaping business and bought a couple of cheap apartment buildings, when one day they struck up a conversation Read More
Financial troubles at the iconic porn mag Playboy have led Hugh Hefner to invite ten strangers into his famous mansion. In an effort to increase sales of the magazine, which plummeted 34 percent last year, Hefner is hosting a Willy Wonka-esque contest in which ten “golden tickets” will be Read More
Fox News analyst Margaret Hoover confirmed that, in spite of his denials, Zach Galifianakis did indeed light up a marijuana joint on the set of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Hoover discussed the questionable doobie on Thursday night’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor.”
“If you’ve been to a rock concert you know Read More
President Barack Obama has been giving fundraising speeches on the West Coast and apparently causing logistical headaches in the process. Obama’s speaking engagement in Los Angeles on Monday caused considerable irritation for LA commuters:
We have one word for you, Mr. President, the next time you want to sweep into Los Angeles Read More
Frances Bean Cobain, the 17-year-old daughter of rockers Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain, sold out her first solo exhibition at L.A.’s La Luz de Jesus Gallery, which runs from July 2 through August 1. The ten drawings feature distorted faces, bulbous nudes, and cryptic, graffiti-style messages like, “Treat me like your mother Read More
It’s fun to imagine Andre Leon Talley doing just about anything, like being fed cubes of cheese and grapes with a bib on, even if it might not be true.
But this is true: Mr. Talley recently took Pulitzer-winning New York Times staffers Maureen Dowd and Michiko Kakutani shopping in Los Angeles in Ms. Read More
A few months ago, Candy Spelling decided to trade in her 56,500-square-foot French chateau-style home (with a gift-wrapping room) for a $47 million condo at the still incomplete Century condominium in Los Angeles. Her 16,500-square-foot place will spread over the building’s top two penthouse floors.
But this Monday, the trustworthy and hilariously named Read More
I wrote last week about the 67 percent annual increase in first-time residential foreclosures in New York City in July. That’s a sharp jump, no doubt. But compare it to Miami and Los Angeles, and it starts to pale.
In L.A., foreclosures jumped 249 percent annually to 5,982 in July, according to a report Read More
Los Angeles had 17 times New York City’s number of new residential foreclosures in May, according to a new report from research site PropertyShark. The nation’s second-largest city had 5,308 new foreclosures in May, compared with 313 in New York.
The report defined a new foreclosure as a property scheduled for a foreclosure Read More