Daily Archives: March 18, 2009

Beware the Native Blue Fiesta flower

The steep and shady slopes of the Semi-Tropic Spiritualist Tract in Elysian Heights is a perfect spot for the Native Blue Fiesta. But, reports Diane Edwardson of the Corralitas Red Car Property blog, the plant might become your unwanted companion when conditions dry out: “This plant could be the model for Velcro. Profuse spiky filaments cover every part of this ... Read More »

Not exactly a rave review for Shepard Fairey

The LA Times has yet to review Shepard Fairey’s first museum retrospective in Boston. But the New York Times did today. However, after reading the review, Fairey, whose studio is located in Echo Park, may have wished that NY Times art critic Ken Johnson had skipped the show: “What is missing from his work is a deeper, more personal and ... Read More »

Echo Park’s 6 minutes and 25 seconds of fame

You will be disappointed if you are looking for a lot of Echo Park scenery in “Rockville CA,” the new made-for-web series that debuted last night. The short “webisode,” one of 20 that will appear on theWB.com, is focused on the indie music scene at a nightclub called Rockville, which happens to be The Echo in Echo Park. With the ... Read More »