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This car thief in the Van Nuys region of Los Angeles just wouldn’t give up. After a high-speed chase, that at one point included the thief doing 90 mph in the wrong lane, he grabbed his long board and shredded out of there. This is Los Angeles, though, and not only do they take their […]

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Yesterday, Redditor thehofstetter begat a passionate thread by presenting the above map for New York transplants in Los Angeles, allegedly, putting “Manhattan,” “Brooklyn,” “Upstate,” “Poor New Jersey” and “Rich New Jersey” over various spread our areas of Los Angeles County. It’s not very helpful or accurate. Someone who grew up in LA, i_am_food, presented this much-improved map… …but […]

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On Saturday night in Los Angeles, a crowd filled 1988 Gallery for an exhibition of “Rap Quotes,” a series of works by Jay Shells. The right side of the gallery housed the artist’s New York City street signs, which he’s been hanging at specific locations mentioned in hip hop songs since last year; the left […]

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In the market for some vintage issues of Creem? How about a 1960s Silvertone guitar with an amp built into its case? A velvet painting of a sad clown? If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you’re in luck. Exene Cervenka, singer of the legendary punk outfit X, is having an estate sale this weekend, because […]

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After much cajoling from our colleague Andy Dao, Goodyear put Ice Cube on their iconic blimp. The occasion was January 20, anniversary of the day Cube was supposedly most likely rapping about on his classic cut “It Was a Good Day.” Earlier this month, Dao and some friends organized a campaign to raise $25,000 for […]

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Yesterday, saw the emergence of banksylax.com, a website that looks strikingly similar to Banksy’s NYC homepage. A splash page reads “Better LA Than NYC,” –a play on “Better Out Than In,” the artist’s current project–and features an image that’s unmistakably Banksy. A girl, stenciled onto a brick wall in spray paint, looks up the stalk […]

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To create Pot Shots, their aptly-titled photo zine, Ryan Mungia and Jim Heimann simply drove around with their iPhones. Whenever they saw a cannabis dispensary, they’d snap a cell phone pic from the car, then keep driving. The photos are sparse and strictly documentarian, showing the dispensaries as they’d appear on any normal day. To hear Mungia tell it, […]

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Ten years after Los Angeles officials placed a moratorium on the creation of new murals, City Council is now being asked to vote on a law that would welcome them back into the city’s landscape. The ban, which began sometime in 2003, was largely in part due to the increased use of these murals as […]

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The South Korean government recently announced that they will be conducting a world-wide public image survey to statistically establish how close they’re getting to their state goal of creating “an attractive Korea trusted by the world.” Thanks to K-Pop — a flashy, thumpy, largely homogeneous, government-endorsed, shiny neon sugar-sweet ambassador agent — the “hallyu” culture/Korean Wave has been spreading […]

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The Canyons (2013) STFU I WAITED FOR OVER A YEAR FOR THIS *breathe breathe* So, Bret At Do Bring Coke Easton Ellis wrote this script @ y he hates LA, TWINSIES! Lindsay’s back <3 +Male porn star. #hype. Meta-actor-director-drama stuff. It’s good STFU but if you’ve never had awkward group sex or been stalked by a […]

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