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Afterlife, ho! French artists are reserving and designing their own tombs.

Throwback to 1988 with this interview with Mike Kelley on what it means to be an LA artist.

A documentary emerges on one of Downtown LA's most recognized street artists, Calder Greenwood.

LA Times architectural critic Christopher Hawthrone discusses the changing LA identity and why it's so hard to be an innovative architect here.

Cheers to LA-area winners of the 2016 Creative Capital grants, including KCHUNG and Tanya Aquiñiga.

Weaving flowers with global politics, Taryn Simon's floral paintings are of bouquets placed at tables around which world leaders have brokered deals.

Bid farewell to and celebrate the man who fell to earth: here's lots of Bowie tribute events around LA. 

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David Bowie's star on the Walk of Fame has become a makeshift memorial.
(image via EW)