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"His work belongs in a museum."

Afgoo_Head: mystery man of medical marijuana creates giant weed cigars. Interview: 1, 2, 3. (Weed porn, NSFW in some states.)
posted by xowie on May 3, 2014 - 14 comments

Palisades del Rey (Surfridge ghost town)

Surfridge is a ghost town in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. It overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is now home to 125,000 El Segundo blue butterflies.
posted by xowie on Mar 29, 2014 - 20 comments

A “quiet” liquidation of 119 cars.

Using "under-the-radar" auctions, the Petersen Museum in L.A. is selling much of its classic car collection to finance an exterior renovation.
posted by xowie on Aug 1, 2013 - 20 comments

From Abstraction to Zeitgeist.

The SCI-Arc Media Archive features 600+ video lectures on modern architecture and design, with an emphasis on Southern California.
posted by xowie on Sep 29, 2012 - 2 comments

Hovering over a cut in the earth.

Levitated Mass. A 340-ton granite boulder will be transported 60 miles by freeway and set on a 456-foot cement ditch at the L.A. County Museum of Art.
posted by xowie on Oct 7, 2011 - 85 comments

King of Soda Pop

Believe it or not: a portrait of Michael Jackson made from 1,680 soda cans.
posted by xowie on Aug 3, 2011 - 28 comments

Architectural marvel or eyesore?

Stonehenge West, a monumental art project and home outside Los Angeles, may be torn down for building code violations.
posted by xowie on Jun 4, 2011 - 24 comments

Something great and fun and serious and magical.

New York to L.A. By taxi. For $5,000. Now they're headed home.
posted by xowie on Apr 26, 2011 - 37 comments

Stephen Kanner, a quiet cosmopolitan

Stephen H. Kanner, FAIA. The late architect Stephen Kanner made wonderful buildings in Los Angeles.
posted by xowie on Dec 12, 2010 - 7 comments

'Ecstasy' Art Show

High Art at the Geffen Contemporary includes an LSD fountain, wow.
posted by xowie on Nov 11, 2005 - 14 comments

Building conflict and confrontation

Thom Mayne, co-founder of morphosis and Sci-Arc, has won the Pritzker Prize.
posted by xowie on Mar 21, 2005 - 13 comments

incredibly interesting things in the most simple ideas

Lorcan O'Herlihy, architect. Cool stuff. c/o Los Angeles Times.
posted by xowie on Dec 2, 2004 - 4 comments

Meet me at the. . .

Blessing of the Cars. This Saturday, at at Hansen Dam in Los Angeles, there will be a mass blessing of cars by a Catholic priest, followed by individual blessing of each vehicle.
posted by xowie on Jul 23, 2003 - 7 comments

Are they spraying for more Medflies?

If it happened here. A lengthy, reality-based scenario of a bioterrorism attack on Los Angeles (and its aftermath). Like a horror movie.
posted by xowie on Feb 20, 2003 - 39 comments

Belushi.

Belushi. Even before he died, John could drift off into space and become an angel, a tribal God of comedy, and I worshipped him. 20 years later, I still do. Bye-bye John.
posted by xowie on Mar 5, 2002 - 12 comments

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