A "river" of the photographer's work, starting with the early Rolling Stone years, is on view at Hauser & Wirth in the Arts District.
Observations on Los Angeles and beyond by LA Observed authors and occasional guests
Joel Bellman: We laugh at the comically deranged LaRouche because "it can't happen here." It already has.
Mayor Eric Garcetti's press conference announcing his decision not to upgrade three natural gas-burning power plants the city operates along the coast.
"Ragtime" at the Pasadena Playhouse is, among other distinctions, a great way to observe Black History Month.
Heavy desert rain this month is pushing Nature into a bipolar mood.
The Secretary of State for President Bill Clinton was in Culver City.
Susan La Tempa: The free-wheeling, deeply divisive newspapers of L.A.'s early days.
Spotted on San Julian Street in downtown's Skid Row district
Joel Bellman: The recent media blowup over the Covington Catholic kids and the tribal drummer at the Lincoln Memorial may have been too much ado, but it was about something.
The car seemed to spontaneously combust. The fire brigade was prompt, effective and kept the neighbors safe.
Gary caught up with the curator at the West Los Angeles College Gallery.
The jury duty phishing scam isn't new. That doesn't make it easy to detect.
As a finale to the packed LA Philharmonic centennial, Zubin Mehta and other celebrated virtuosos of an earlier era came to Disney Hall.
A UTLA rally downtown during the run-up to the teachers strike.
Gary and the band outside his studio in DTLA
At the swearing-in ceremony for newly elected Sheriff Alex Villanueva, held at East Los Angeles College.
Here are some of my personal favorites from 2018. But first my usual caveat. I've seen 155 productions in greater LA, fewer than half of those that were available.
A landmark of the downtown Arts District burns.
A documentary on the late KCRW radio storyteller premieres at this weekend's New Filmmakers Los Angeles DocuSlate program in DTLA.
Community celebration in Little Tokyo.
Observing and enjoying some downtown shows.
99th birthday photo by Gary Leonard.
The former Los Angeles County labor leader celebrated her election to the state Senate.
The big finale featured Mitchell herself coming out on stage and receiving a birthday cake.
'Dear Evan Hansen' and 'Quack' show the power - and the problems -- of viral social media in two otherwise very different productions.
The media mogul and former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg at the observatory in Griffith Park. Click on...
Forging connection after the mass shooting in Pittsburgh.
Joel Bellman: I've been asking myself that question after attending not one, but two civic conversations this month dealing with the future of cities.
Gary caught up with Kwame Anthony Appiah, the philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist, outside the Central Library.
The art of NASA is music to our ears.
Both photos by Gary Leonard.
The Lula Washington Dance Theatre performed as part of the LA Philharmonic's 100th birthday celebration.
Verdi's words remain relevant in these political times. Plus: Refik Anadol's electronic kaleidoscope of Philharmonic moments.