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Venice ArtBlock: A Window into the One Neighborhood’s Art Scene

05/12/14 Megan Mostyn-Brown

Muscle Beach. Abbott Kinney. The Canals. West side enclave Venice is known for being diverse and eclectic – a neighborhood where anything and everything goes. Nothing...

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Mike Kelley at the MOCA

05/11/14 Megan Mostyn-Brown

Punk rock. Subversive. Mind-blowing. These are just a handful of the words to describe “Mike Kelley", an epic retrospective showcasing 250 pieces of the artist's work at The...

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LA’s Historic Movie Theaters: From Golden Age to Modern Remake

04/29/14 Megan Mostyn-Brown

While Hollywood may get all the film industry glory, Downtown is where you’ll find the city’s most historic movie houses. The Broadway Theater District (Broadway between Third...

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A Million and One Pieces by David Tracy at the Forest Lawn Museum

04/23/14 Megan Mostyn-Brown

LEGO bricks aren't just for kids. A generation of artists and designers who spent their youth constructing small-scale cityscapes and replicas of the Death Star, have started...

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John Divola: As Far as I Could Get

03/09/14 Megan Mostyn-Brown

In the age of Facebook and Instagram, where cool smartphone quick pics are given street cred, it's hard to remember that photography isn't just about capturing a beautiful...

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Four Abstract Classicists

03/09/14 Megan Mostyn-Brown

In order to be in inspired for future artistic endeavors, sometimes one must look to the past. One such place is LACMA’s small, but well-curated exhibit, Four Abstract...

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Chinatown: Colors, History and Architecture

02/08/14 Megan Mostyn-Brown

Chinese New Year is not only a time to celebrate fresh starts and new beginnings, but a chance to explore the architecture and history of Los Angeles’s own Chinatown. Located...

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Helms Bakery District: From Desserts to Interior Design

01/04/14 Megan Mostyn-Brown

In the heart of Culver City, Calif., the Helms Bakery District -- a series of art deco buildings along Venice Boulevard -- is known for its top-notch design retailers and cutting-edge restaurants (hello, Bucato). But, before it became a destination for interior design junkies and local foodies, it was ground zero for delicious baked goods.  

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Iconic LA: Lifeguard Towers and Piers

01/04/14 Megan Mostyn-Brown

Nothing says SoCal like surf culture and two of the most iconic structures associated with this low-key lifestyle are also two of the most overlooked – the many lifeguard towers...

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Becoming Los Angeles at the Natural History Museum

12/09/13 Megan Mostyn-Brown

Did you know that the flood of 1825 changed the course of the Los Angeles River from west to east? Or that during the turn of the century, local civic leaders kept labor costs...