Past Stories
We are the West have performed in a storm drain

‘Sacred Spaces’

We Are the West create ambient context for their music with monthly underground parking garage concerts in Santa Monica By Bliss Bowen When discussing We Are the West, it’s hard to avoid mentioning space — the calming, floa...

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Remembering Pacific Ocean Park

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Kissing Marilyn Monroe


Get in with ‘The Out Crowd’

Australian transplant David Koutsouridis is no stranger to feeling like an outcast. As an overweight teen in Melbourne, he struggled to fit in at school, ending many nights in tears. Through determination and courage he lost th...


The Pier Goes Dutch


Chicano Photography at SPARC

There’s nothing wrong with celebrating diversity, but sometimes portrayals of ethnic identity can flatten perceptions of a group through generalizations and stereotypes. On Saturday, Armando Durón intends to do a bit of corr...

Marina del Rey’s Phelim McAleer says that media coverage of the Brown shooting failed to separate fact from fiction

You Decide the Ferguson Verdict

A ‘verbatim theater’ staging of grand jury proceedings that followed the shooting of Michael Brown allows audiences to choose the fate of police officer Darren Wilson By Michael Aushenker The fatal shooting of black teen Mi...

Katy Goodman, formerly of Vivian Girls, fronts La Sera

KXLU Fest Returns

The Muffs, Tony Molina, Habits, La Sera and Colleen Green headline the station’s 2nd annual free music festival at LMU By Michael Aushenker Coachella is so last weekend. On Sunday, KXLU Fest II — the second free music festi...

Westside Calendar

Thursday, April 23 Silicon Beach Young Professionals Mixer, 6 to 9 p.m. Monthly tech-world mixer happens at the Viceroy, 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. “Bus Stop” / “Baby, The Rain Must Fall,” 7:30 p....

Beth Pecora’s “Reaper” riffs on John Van Hamersveld’s movie poster for “The Endless Summer”

Art goes to Pot

As 4/20 approaches, so does a three-day pot-flavored pop-up of psychedelic art in Santa Monica — hash tag ‘hash’ By Michael Aushenker 4/20 is almost here — so close, you can almost smell it, taste it and, this weekend, ...

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