How a cramped rock club with no backstage and no liquor license became the unlikely hub of the LA DIY scene.
I learned how to cut through zip ties, pick locks, and lived through a fake kidnapping—all in the name of girding myself for the lawless world to come.
"People who want to defend their families don't need a 100-round drum magazine and an automatic weapon to do it," said LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian.
"I feel privileged to be attacked by ISIS because it means the message is as strong as their weapons and their violence."
For when you need your chalupas but are too lazy to leave the house.
In the aftermath of the AIDS crisis, Mario Diaz brought sex-positivity back to New York's gay scene with his balls-out wild club, The Cock. Now, documentary filmmaker Jon Bush is immortalizing Diaz's party life on film in Club King.
As someone who's lived in both cities, I can tell you that they both suck.
We talked to photographer Dan Wilton and writer Josh Jones about their new project.
"Men are a game for you. They have always been a game for you," Cynthia said. "One day you'll actually meet someone and fall in love and, God, who knows who it will be, but you won't be able to figure it out."
Waze has made navigating LA quicker for commuters, but Paul Krekorian says it's causing problems in areas that are seeing an influx of shortcut-seeking drivers.
When I see the rebel Latino subculture being sampled and recontextualized by bourgeois white fashion designers, pop singers, or celebrity starlets, I can't help rolling my eyes.
Before Kim and Paris, there was Angelyne. The woman who pretty much invented the whole "famous for being famous" thing talks with us about her iconic billboards, God, and the time she had an out-of-body experience.
He also named his son "Jack."
The Rabbit Hole is a strange blend of roving party, immersive street theater, and drinking on the street with strangers.
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Known alternately as "Africa" and "Cameroon," the victim of Sunday's LAPD shooting did drugs, but also maintained a deep spirituality and struggled with mental problems.
Barry Boen used Airbnb to rent out a tent in LA's famously impoverished area, a project he claims is an attempt to force people to talk about issues in the neighborhood.
People start lining up as early as 5 AM, sticking their cameras through the chain-link fence and attempting to catch a glimpse of some celebrity far, far in the distance.
Guest blogger Pauly Shore, along with VICE contributors Megan Koester and Alex J. Mann, will get you through this with your sanity intact.
Unlike the actual LAPD, Ryan Pollie's work is thoughtfully nuanced and slow, much of it about the fleeting security of love.
Ian Marks is a 23-year-old celebrity jeweler with nearly 40,000 followers on Instagram, hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales, and his own reality YouTube series. He also says he's a god.
Back in the 1980s, David Leventhal rented out a robot named Casanova to Hollywood parties, but today the bot is rusting away in Agua Dulce, an isolated town north of Los Angeles.
Here are some of their photos.
"You've got a sort of mini-genocide going on and it just doesn't penetrate because America's so racially divided."