Drawing on clothing design as inspiration, Japanese-born artist Lun*na Menoh’s playful creations subtly reveal sobering themes of alienation, loss, and decay.
Angels Flight was the title of a low-budget 1965 film noir and a 1999 book by Michael Connelly, but the eponymous funicular has a story of its own.
The Union Theatre in West Adams was originally a silent-movie house dating back to before the 1920s.
A compilation of images, interviews, and essays, Christopher D. Salyers’ Vending Machines: Coined Consumerism provides an engaging survey of a modern-day mechanical phenomenon.
While the Eureka zeppelin technically is berthed in San Francisco, it makes frequent trips south to offer L.A.’s thrill-seekers sky rides aboard the only passenger airship in America.
Jean Paul Gaultier is the designer behind some of fashion’s most memorable looks, from Madonna’s cone bras to 1980s kilt-inspired man-skirts. But the legendary French couturier has not only made clothes for the concert stage and the runway; he has also designed for the big screen, creating costumes for films like Peter Greenaway’s The Cook, […]
Over 135 years after Andrew Carnegie helped make Pittsburgh one of the world’s leading steel suppliers, the Iron City is still working to shed its antiquated coal-hole stereotype.
After the success of their first creation, Superman, writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster tried to recreate the magic with Funnyman, the “first Jewish superhero.”
For anyone who has ever felt drawn to the Beat Generation, yet has never fully comprehended its history, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters provides a long-awaited context for the lives, loves, and poetry of its founders.
Musician, indie-film star, and the man behind the TV series Fishing With John, John Lurie is a provocative visual artist, as well. Reminiscent of cave paintings, Lurie’s emotionally charged works are paired with clever and engaging narrative titles.