Los Angeles

Tom’s back.

The latest episode of Tom Explores Los Angeles is up and it’s a heavy one. TELA is a charming/disarming series hosted by Tom Carroll that digs deep into the curious corners of this weird, regenerative metropolis — tripping through the dead mallssunken cities and abandoned Nazi compounds that freckle greater LA with the best guide in the business.


Pittsburgh, PA
The Last Billboard is on the corner of S Highland Ave and Baum Blvd in Pittsburgh. It’s got five lines that take on up to twenty-eight characters each, which — if arithmetic serves — adds up to an eerily familiar number. Every month, the wooden letters are changed out and into a new arrangement, as curated by artist/social practitioner Jon Rubin. 

Pittsburgh, PA

The Last Billboard is on the corner of S Highland Ave and Baum Blvd in Pittsburgh. It’s got five lines that take on up to twenty-eight characters each, which — if arithmetic serves — adds up to an eerily familiar number. Every month, the wooden letters are changed out and into a new arrangement, as curated by artist/social practitioner Jon Rubin





Death Valley Junction, CA
For close to 50 years, Marta Becket danced in the middle of the desert. She built the Amargosa Opera House out of the shell of a “town” constructed by the Pacific Coast Borax Company, the admirers she painted around the theater’s back walls often her only audience. She studied ballet in NYC, danced at Radio City, danced en pointe until she was 80. She retired in 2012, but sneaks out of retirement to take to the Amargosa every now and again. She’s still there, along with the stage she graced for decades. 

Death Valley Junction, CA

For close to 50 years, Marta Becket danced in the middle of the desert. She built the Amargosa Opera House out of the shell of a “town” constructed by the Pacific Coast Borax Company, the admirers she painted around the theater’s back walls often her only audience. She studied ballet in NYC, danced at Radio City, danced en pointe until she was 80. She retired in 2012, but sneaks out of retirement to take to the Amargosa every now and again. She’s still there, along with the stage she graced for decades. 


Palm Springs, CA

@macmittch made this video and it’s also over on her blog


When you’re tired and shit’s bonkers: Time to push it.  


Palm Springs, CA

In the 1950s, when our little palm city was a sapling, the local rotary club produced this talky, top-full of kitsch. It’s a trip back to a more complicated time, when some people didn’t know the world was so simple: feed each other’s souls and we’ll all be more energetic and also we’ll simultaneously be more peaceful. 


Los Angeles 
This iteration of Mugshot Monday comes from the angels at the desk of our own haunt in DTLA. Babes, all. 

Photo by @miranda_girl 

Los Angeles 

This iteration of Mugshot Monday comes from the angels at the desk of our own haunt in DTLA. Babes, all. 

Photo by @miranda_girl 


Margaux Hemingway eats Orange Marmalade.


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