Friday, August 23, 2019
meet-bobby-love-the-best-dressed-partier-at-every-la.-costume-ball
Bobby Love lives next to a castle in Laurel Canyon. When he went next door to meet his new neighbors 18 years ago, he fell in love with the over-the-top world of the Flying Morgans, a family of high-flying acrobats who seem to have dropped in from an Italian Commedia dell’arte. “They bring out the…
prominent-hollywood-latinos-call-out-political-rhetoric-in-letter-of-solidarity
After the tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Gilroy, California, that counted several Latinos as victims, and the savage raids in Mississippi that tore families apart, more than 150 actors, writers, and artists of Latin descent have united to sign a petition of solidarity to give hope to the community. The New York…
head-in-the-clouds-aka-the-asian-coachella-returns-for-another-year-of-representation
Last September, Head in the Clouds Music & Arts Festival made its debut with an almost entirely Asian and Asian American lineup, an unprecedented undertaking that got a lot of fanfare. This weekend, the fest is back at State Historic Park, with some slight adjustments and new additions, but the same dedication to bringing representation…
once-dismissed-as-a-lightweight-shari-redstone-is-now-the-most-powerful-woman-in-town
She finally won. For Shari Redstone, the 65-year-old daughter of ailing 96-year-old mogul Sumner Redstone, who had chafed for a dozen years living under the cloud of her father’s arrogant, often public contempt, this week’s announcement of a merger of Viacom and CBS was the culmination of a longtime dream. In the merger, CBS will…
artists-and-a-foot-doctor-arent-giving-up-on-saving-the-happy-footsad-foot-sign
The sign featuring an anthropomorphic foot that’s been spinning at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Benton Way since 1985 is slated to leave Silver Lake this month—but there could still be hope to save the neighborhood landmark. In late June it was announced that Sunset Foot Clinic, the medical office outside which the so-called…
the-hollywood-ripper-has-been-found-guilty-of-two-brutal-la.-murders
Michael Gargiulo, 43, was convicted yesterday on two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in a series of knife attacks in Los Angeles that lasted from 2001 to 2008. Jurors will now decide whether Gargiulo was sane when he killed Ashley Ellerin, 22, and Maria Bruno, 33, and tried to murder Michelle…
amoebas-owners-dont-want-their-hollywood-building-to-become-a-landmark
Amoeba Music co-owner Jim Henderson wants you to know he and his company had nothing to do with a recent lawsuit filed to designate the store’s Hollywood building as a protected “cultural resource.” In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, Henderson wrote that the lawsuit “threatens the very existence of the business it is claiming to hope…
jimmy-kimmel-live-is-being-fined-almost-400k-for-making-fun-of-trumps-emergency-alert-text
The Federal Communications Commission has ordered ABC to fork over $395,000 for using the “emergency alert” tone in a sketch making fun of the crisis-warning system that surprised, annoyed, and alarmed thousands of American cell phone users last October. On October 3, more than 100,000 cellphones across the country shrieked with a uniquely strident ringtone…
vintage-cosmetics-maven-gabriela-hernandez-knows-her-makeup-history
When she was a little girl in Buenos Aires, the beauty rituals of Gabriela Hernandez’s older relatives fascinated her. The Burbank-based artist spent years studying vintage cosmetics and after graduating from Art Center College of Design, she began designing makeup packaging. Digging deeper into the history, she wrote the book Classic Beauty: The History of…
california-recession-fears-predated-the-stock-market-plunge-by-months
Earlier this week, a rare shift in in U.S. Treasury note interest rates ignited fears of an oncoming recession and brought the Dow Jones tumbling 800 points, but indicators in California have been giving economists the jitters since as far back as May. Wednesday’s national freak out was precipitated by an “inverted yield curve” in…