Past Stories
Iranian ex-pat speaks through art

Home is where his art is

Iranian expatriate Hossein Khosrojerdi draws from a deep well of personal history for his first solo gallery show in the U.S. By Michael Aushenker Hossein Khosrojerdi fled Iran during the Revolution. Though separated from his h...


Photo by Suzi Eszterhas / Minden Pictures

A wild night on Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Laurie Marker is bringing a cheetah to G2 Gallery, where she’ll talk about saving the creatures from extinction in the wild By Brian Adigwu Cheetah conservationist and expert Laurie Marker has dedicated her life to saving the...


Crowds gather at Clover Field to witness the completion of the first ‘round-the-world flight in 1924
Photo courtesy of the Santa Monica History Museum

A second nod to an historic first

The Santa Monica History Museum’s annual gala celebrates the city’s role in the first aerial circumnavigation of the globe By Michael Aushenker The year is 1924. A sizable crowd gathers on an air strip at Clover Field in Sa...



See “Grateful,” a painting by Del Rey artist Outi Harma, at the Affair for the Arts festival

An ‘Affair’ to remember

Culver City stages its third downtown arts festival By Michael Aushenker A weekend dedicated to envisioning world peace comes accompanied by nourishment for the soul through fine arts, food and music. On Saturday and Sunday, do...


A rally visitor tries out a classic Birmingham Small Arms Co. bike on display for last year’s open vintage bike contest
Photos by Edizen Stowell / Venice Paparazzi

That’s how they roll

Bikers, bands and babes gather Saturday for the 7th annual Venice Vintage Motorcycle Rally By Elliot Stiller Old becomes new once again on Saturday when the Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club leads a rumbling parade of hundreds of ...


Sol Men

Local duo returns with a multi-media show at the Moss By Michael Aushenker In what they are calling “a multimedia extravaganza,” Dúo del Sol performs Saturday for the launch of the new “Hardly Strictly Classical...



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Drumming up some fun

Martin Bennett keeps the beat to classic tunes with two local bands, U.S. 99 and Hound Dog Dave and the Mel-Tones Two bands, one mission: to rock around the clock. That’s the deal, daddy-o, when U.S. 99 and Hound Dog…


“In-N-Out Art,” a Gronk selfie

Sifting through ‘Ruins’

While designing set pieces for a Peter Sellars opera, artist Gronk created enough work to constitute a Santa Monica exhibit By Michael Aushenker Like the Picassos and the Modiglianis before him at the brasseries of 1920s Montpa...


The Culver Hotel today (above) and in the 1920s (below)
Photos courtesy of the Culver Hotel

A night for the dapper and flapper

The Culver Hotel celebrates 90 years with a 1924-style By Michael Aushenker Stand at the intersection of Washington and Culver boulevards and behold the juncture “where all roads lead to Culver City.” “That was Harry Culv...



Teens United Live brings Crossroads students together for a cause

Music making a difference

Crossroads student musicians reunite for another concert fundraiser By Michael Aushenker Don’t accuse percussionist Alex Singer, a senior at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, of missing a beat. Teens United Live, an annual c...






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