At one of the places I visited I the cashier called me by my first name, despite the fact that I had never met her in my entire life.
"My reality was a world where people put snakes into their mouths and make them come out of their nostrils and get possessed and talk to spirits and believe in invisible beings who have magic pebbles."
The Rabbit Hole is a strange blend of roving party, immersive street theater, and drinking on the street with strangers.
The killing of a homeless man on Skid Row has raised new questions about one of America's most notorious police departments.
This is a diary of Maya Fuhr's trip to Los Angeles, where she attended the LA Book Fair and spent her days off smoking a shit ton of weed
Brad Elterman reconnects with the mysterious and reclusive Christiane F. for the first time since 1981.
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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.
A Facebook video of the shooting quickly racked up millions of views.
I went to the Razzies to get away from the tired schtick of the Oscars, but found instead an even more tired schtick.
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.
Aside from infecting myself with a deadly disease, I was open to everything.
Minneapolis's large Somali community has seen plenty of local youth recruited by extremists over the years, but some say the problem is inequality, not a lack of counseling or outreach.
I showed up hungover, sent kids to Starbucks for coffee, and let my students do whatever they wanted. They loved me.
It had all the fanfare of the Oscars, but with way more dildos.
Unlike the actual LAPD, Ryan Pollie's work is thoughtfully nuanced and slow, much of it about the fleeting security of love.
'Pretty Filthy' looks at porn as a business first and a fuck fest second, with lots of humor in between.
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.
The men of LR Services Plumbing are the sort of plumbers one usually only finds in cheesy erotic novels.
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.
"You've got a sort of mini-genocide going on and it just doesn't penetrate because America's so racially divided."
The sterile shopping promenade is "located in the Entertainment Capital of LA, Universal Studios Hollywood."