Past Stories
Kid Acne’s “Stabby Woman” series, hand-embellished 3’-by-3’ canvases, remain on display through Feb. 2 as part of the artist’s third exhibition in Venice

Scratching the creative itch

Multi-faceted muralist Kid Acne returns to C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice with his latest works By Michael Aushenker As devastating as this month’s attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was for creatives worldwide, im...


With Moshe Ninio’s holographic “Rainbow: Rug” installation in Santa Monica, what 
you see depends on where you’re standing
Photo by Shaxaf Haber

Inside the ‘Rainbow’ room

Israeli artist Moshe Ninio has only one piece up at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, but it’s a doozy By Michael Aushenker Artist Moshe Ninio relies on technology in his photographic work. It’s just not very recent technolog...


Zoé Bruneau in Godard’s “Goodbye to Language 3D”

‘Goodbye to Language 3D’

American Cinematheque enters its second decade at home in the Aero Theatre with screenings of French New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard’s lauded 2014 film “Goodbye to Language 3D.” Writer Howard Rodman and actress Heloise Go...



Rapper Crown relocated from Brooklyn to freshen 
up a stale Westside hip-hop scene

The beat merchant of Venice

Crown rules a domain in need of hip-hop leadership By Michael Aushenker As Westside L.A.’s music scene continues to struggle, Venice (or the entire west side, for that matter) is not exactly known for its hip hop. Outside of ...


1. Chen Man’s “Red Crest No. 1” 2. “Love and Water” 3. “Long Live the Motherland, Beijing No. 1”

East meets West in Venice

Beijing-based photographer Chen Man discusses her work at L.A. Louver By Michael Aushenker “Let’s have a picture together. Selfish!” What photographer Chen Man meant to say was “selfie” as she turned her back on the ...


Tom Rhodes says Venice still has the kind of cool that’s been priced out 
of San Francisco

The wandering comic

Globe-trotting comic Tom Rhodes arrives in Venice — his favorite place in the world — for another one-night stand By Tyler Davidson Over his 30 years in comedy, Tom Rhodes has seen more of this planet than most could ever&...



Guy Webster shot the biggest stars of the 1960s and ‘70s, 
and now he’s compiled his favorites into a book

The Guy with the Eye

  Venice photographer Guy Webster built his legacy capturing music and movie legends on film By Michael Aushenker The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Beach Boys, the Who, Simon & Garfunkel, Willie Nels...


Bassist Louiche Mayorga’s new band, Luicidal, plays the Roxy on Sunday
Photo By Tom Casey/box24

A Luicidal tendency

Venice is history, identity and home for original Suicidal Tendencies bassist Louiche Mayorga, now leading his own band By Michael Aushenker When founding Suicidal Tendencies bassist Louiche Mayorga arrives for coffee at the Wa...


David Bowie

Star power for a purpose

Robert G. Zuckerman shows celebrity portraits shot on movie sets to raise awareness of adult polyglucosan body disease By Michael Aushenker Al Pacino on the set of “Any Given Sunday,” Will Smith on the set of “Bad Boys 2,...



Louis Pearl performs at Edgemar Center for the Arts
Photo by Peter Day

Witness the Amazing Bubble Man

          Art, magic and science — just add bubbles and you have Louis Pearl, who combines showmanship and audience participation with mesmerizing tricks designed to delight children and the child at ...






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