UCLA's baseball team is in Omaha for the College World Series for the third time in the last four years.
Observations on Los Angeles and beyond by LA Observed authors and invited guests
Steve Harvey's latest column of observations from around Southern California. Including Satan in a Dodgers jacket.
The Santa Monica College shootings and the NSA's mass surveillance should make clear that security requires controlling both the guns and the spies.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs on Thursdays at LA Observed.
The Grammy Museum bills Ringo: Peace and Love, which opens Wednesday, as the first major exhibit dedicated to the former Beatle's career and the first ever for a drummer. The exhibit runs through March 2014.
The former television and LA Times political reporter fled to Oman after the Carmen Trutanich and Dennis Zine campaigns for City Hall fizzled. Now he's back: "Hope to see you around the city's political/media souk."
It's a tragic tale and all the more because it's true. It needs to be told to every generation to remind us of where we've been and could easily go again. But it needs to be told in a way that communicates its gravity. Cruel injustice is not a laughing matter.
The velvety, black night serves as both inspiration and backdrop for Los Angeles photo artist Darren Pearson, aka Darius Twin. His subjects skeletons and dinosaurs of light have drawn the attention of the Natural History Museum, which has invited him to stage a live dinosaur "light art" presentation in conjunction with the museum's June 9 birthday.
The Natural History Museum celebrates is centennial anniversary this weekend with an invitation for citizens to help its scientists demystify L.A.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard appears on Thursdays at LA Observed.
The Dodgers are getting on base, but they're not scoring runs because they're hitting for zero power. The team counted on the wrong players for big hits and they now have an aging roster that would be perfect for 2008, but not 2013.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard appears on Thursdays at LA Observed. Click on the photo to see it bigger....
Visiting blogger Greg Critser spent a day in San Francisco. His report.
Drive-by studioLA photographer Johnny Tergo shoots his street scenes with a camera rigged to the passenger seat of his Chevy Silverado. More
Ghostly DutchmanLA Opera puts on a "Flying Dutchman" without irrelevant whimsy, silly symbolism or egotistical re-writing. Donna Perlmutter
New LA ballet companyChoreographer and dancer Melissa Barak has big plans for Los Angeles. Read more
Joffrey's 'Rite of Spring'The Joffrey Ballet's most famous reconstruction, "Rite of Spring," opened here in 1987. Donna Perlmutter gives her report on the return engagement, plus her observations of Midori, Meredith Monk and Helmuth Rilling. Native Intelligence
The Snake CanIt's been hard to ignore the baggage that comes with aging, writes Iris Schneider at Native Intelligence. Good thing that "The Snake Can" is more about the friendships, loyalties, yearnings and fears that accompany us on life's journey. Story
Sneaky nudesPhotographer Ernie Holzman snuck his model, Carly, into landmarks such as Union Station (and what looks to be Snug Harbor, above) for a series he calls "L.A. Backstory." Part of his own backstory is that the pictures help him fight his cancer. More at Los Angeles Magazine.
How the media missed Jenni RiveraHalf a century after Ritchie Valens, the national and local media got caught unawares again by the death of a major LA talent. Read
Track 16 yields to the Expo LineA part of the Bergamot Station arts complex where many have attended arts and book events through the years had to go. Read.
Native Intelligence: GatzIris Schneider sits through seven hours of Gatsby and tells you about her experience. (She loved it.)
Film review by Iris Schneider at Native Intelligence. Read
Night visionsThe midnight line outside LACMA's showing of "The Clock." More Night visions by Iris Schneider.
Bill Cunningham at workGetting to know the street photographer Bill Cunningham, after all these years.
City Ballet of Los AngelesLA Observed goes behind the scenes at a ballet company housed in a Salvation Army center near downtown. Native Intelligence
California Design 1930-1965Inside the preview day for a major exhibition.