Past Stories
Historic postcard
of Abbot Kinney’s 
original Venice canals, now paved streets

A Darker Side of the American Dream

Writers of “Chavez Ravine” and “The Watts Towers Project” turn a critical eye to the history of Venice By Christina Campodonico Historic postcardof Abbot Kinney’soriginal Venice canals, now paved streets Richard Mon...


Free Arts channels creative energy to help kids overcome poverty 
and homelessness

Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club hosts Free Arts Fun Day 2016

Free Arts channels creative energy to help kids overcome poverty and homelessness Free Arts, a nonprofit organization in Westchester, is part of a nationwide network of affiliates offering healing art programs for children. Ro...


Nathan Cartwright’s wall-hanging sculpture “Air and the Cloud Dragon” takes inspiration from change driven by the elements

A Celebration of Surrealism

Take a trip through the “Looking Glass” with gallerist Om Bleicher By Kathy Leonardo Nathan Cartwright’s wall-hanging sculpture “Air and the Cloud Dragon” takes inspiration from change driven by the elements Inspira...



Venice’s Sam Morrow went from choirboy to heroin addict to rising musical star

‘Lyrics Take People with Me’

A bard of the hard road, rising star Sam Morrow reconnects with the world through his music By Bliss Bowen Venice’s Sam Morrow went from choirboy to heroin addict to rising musical star “Didn’t get too far with my own&h...


Brian Fisher, ArVejon Jones, Nol Simonse and Sean Dorsey bring oral history to life in “The Missing Generation”
Photo by Lydia Daniller

On Stage – The week in local theater

Brian Fisher, ArVejon Jones, Nol Simonse and Sean Dorsey bring oral history to life in “The Missing Generation”Photo by Lydia Daniller Compiled by Christina Campodonico The Renaissance Man: “The World is My Home – The ...


A Downtown Santa Monica Station mosaic depicts a woman in search of adventure. Photo by Ted Soqui.

Station to Station

Explore the Expo Line as rolling public art tour A Downtown Santa Monica Station mosaic depicts a woman in search of adventure. Photo by Ted Soqui. If you plan to ride to work on Expo, your commute just got a…



Cara Barer dyes, ruffles and arranges discarded texts

A Creative Welcome Mat for Expo

On Saturday a new kind of art party is pulling into Bergamot Station By Christina Campodonico Cara Barer dyes, ruffles and arranges discarded texts On the grounds of what was a functioning railway station from 1875 to the lat...


Photo by Karl Sonnenberg

ET Comes Home

Marina del Rey celebrates the arrival of NASA’s last classic space shuttle tank — all 65,000 pounds of it By Evan Henerson Photo by Karl Sonnenberg Before taking a long and complicated journey to its new home, ET is spend...


A brutish laborer 
called Yank searches 
for belonging in “The 
Hairy Ape”
Photo by Enci Box

On Stage – The week in local theater

A brutish laborer called Yank searches for belonging in “The Hairy Ape”Photo by Enci Box Artist’s Lecture: “Harlequino: On to Freedom” @ The Actors’ Gang Directed and written by Tim Robbins, “Harlequino” is ba...



Othello is isolated by racial prejudice and Desdemona is confined by gender expectations in City Garage’s “Othello/Desdemona”
Photos by Paul M. Rubenstein

An Othello who wants to be White

City Garage Theatre reworks Shakespeare to explore racial self-identification By Christina Campodonico Othello is isolated by racial prejudice and Desdemona is confined by gender expectations in City Garage’s “Othello/Desd...