Category Archives: Photo Essays

watt’s picture of the week – wednesday, july 23, 2014

here’s a shed on the south end of ports o’ call in san pedro, ca on july 23, 2014. there’s talk of “redevelopment” which ain’t westside slang for “getting promenaded,” is it? photo by mike watt – – – – … Continue reading

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AltaMed’s East LA Meets Napa & Beyond 2014

What could be better than eating endless tacos and ceviches? Maybe a bottomless wine glass? How about enjoying it all for charity? On Friday night, AltaMed hosted its 9th annual “East LA Meets Napa & Beyond” event at Union Station. All proceeds benefit … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – saturday, july 19, 2014

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Burlesque: Then & Now

You might be expecting some tome on the birth of Burlesque here, but to the contrary it’s a brief overview of its mid 90′s revival and continuing evolution as the idea has spread amongst the subcultures supporting its resurgence. The … Continue reading

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Fry’s Woodland Hills: Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

You are probably already aware that each Fry’s electronics store is built around an elaborate individualized theme. Frys, which first opened in Silicon Valley in 1985, started the themes with its second store in Sunnyvale which is now defunct. The store was … Continue reading

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Food GPS Rib Fest 2014

Congratulations to Food GPS for a fantastic festival! From the moment I saw workers checking guests in and giving them wristbands while they waited in line, I knew this was going to be a well-organized event. Most events have so many tents it’s … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – wednesday, july 9, 2014

here’s a closeup on one of the maybe one hundred (think so) gargoyle drainage spouts that are on the outside walls of what we call warehouse one in san pedro, ca (port of los angeles info on the building here). … Continue reading

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Queer Pride, Queer Diversity: It’s the Real Thing

Coagula Curatorial’s “Queer Biennial I, LA+NY and Parts in Between” exhibit opening in Chinatown was the scene of a pretty fabulous mini-pride fest last Saturday night.  While many in LA’s LGBT community were on their annual trek to San Francisco’s pride fest, a few … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – wednesday, july 2, 2014

guitar safari proprietor dirk vandenberg holding a mid-60s gibson ga-20rvt “minuteman” guitar amp at his shoppe in san pedro earlier today. he was w/me in the fuckin’ 80s when I found it (only one real reason I was attracted: the … Continue reading

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Hollywood Heritage Museum and The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Celebrating: The Squaw Man, 100 Years of Movie Production

  Nothing says “Hollywood” like the Silent Era and the Golden Age of film. Yesterday, July 1st, marked the centennial celebration The Squaw Man by the The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Hollywood Heritage Museum.The Hollywood production of Squaw Man was the … Continue reading

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