recommended reading:

"No Trump Anytime" parking signs hit LA streets. 

Hollywood Reporter praises the LA Review of Books.

And speaking of LARB, here's a great interview of theirs with poet Robin Coste Lewis.

What substance caused six people to be hospitalized at once in Skid Row?

Goodbye to Echo Park's Lucy's Laundromat, and why vanishing laundromats are linked to gentrification.

Garnett (aka USA Today) pushes to buy L.A. Times and Tribune Media.

Amidst controversy, Rutgers University in New Jersey removes Jesus-on-dartboard art.

Think you're alone in your financial struggles? Meet the Met.

An art installation at Coachella (the festival) that speaks up for Coachella (the town).

A look inside the Floppy Disk that contained Prince's very own designed font.

A selection of art around NYC paying tribute to Prince.

  Rest in peace, Prince.   (photo via   Hyperallergic  )

Rest in peace, Prince. (photo via Hyperallergic)