June 14, 2013 |
Every house is a reflection of its owner. Some owners are just a bit more complicated than others. Tim Tattu is still settling into his new house, designed by Los Angeles architect Tom Marble in the steep hills overlooking the Silver Lake Reservoir. It is an explosion of angles, steel and outsized ambition. But the house is also filled with small spaces, contemplative moments and simple materials. It's an epic study in contrasts, as is Tattu himself. Tattu grew up in Hermosa Beach, studied art in the early '90s at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and at the prestigious Städelschule in Germany, and eventually became a set decorator for music videos and TV commercials.
May 29, 2013 |
Silent slapstick filmmaker Mack Sennett moved to Los Angeles in 1913, setting up shop in what is now Echo Park, and began to make short movies starring an upstart comedian named Charlie Chaplin. Three years later, he built a set of soundstages to make movies with his movie star girlfriend, Mabel Normand. Now those Silver Lake soundstages, which became part of the Mack Sennett Studios, are getting a face-lift under new owners. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Jesse Rogg, a Grammy-nominated music producer, bought the production space for about $3.3 million this year from Stephen Collins, a former photographer who owned the property for nearly three decades.
May 24, 2013 |
The list of potential suitors for Hulu keeps getting longer. On Friday, Yahoo submitted a bid for the online video site co-owned by entertainment giants News Corp., Walt Disney Co. and Comcast Corp. Also jumping into the fray are private equity firms KKR & Co. and Silver Lake Management, which is teaming up with the powerful Hollywood talent agency WME Entertainment. Silver Lake owns a minority stake in WME. Silver Lake and KKR declined to comment on the matter. WME did not respond to a request for comment.
May 17, 2013 |
Like so many Hollywood night-life ventures, the idea for the new bar and restaurant Hyperion Public came about when a few friends looked around a room full of amped-up young guys chasing girls around, and thought, "Hmm, maybe we should open a bar together. " Granted, that first meeting ground was actually the local preschool where John Speaks, Paddy Aubrey and Akida Mashaka's kids attended. But the principle holds. Silver Lake's Hyperion Public is a friendly, occasionally rowdy and pointedly local pub that's becoming a staple hang for neighborhood post-hipsters since its October opening.
May 13, 2013 |
The cover of "A Space Oddity" by Chris Hadfield, International Space Station commander, is going galactically viral Monday. But it was a decidedly terrestrial affair. And it centered on a Silver Lake producer and a Canadian singer who once did vocals for Bowie, say those who were involved. Hadfield, who already reset the bar for social media with his tweets from space , is a talented singer and guitarist. He sat in with many a Canadian musician, and joined singer-songwriter Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies last month for a rendition of “Is Somebody Singing,” which the two co-wrote.
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May 4, 2013 |
A drive along Angus Street in hilly Silver Lake requires navigating a gantlet of buckled concrete slabs and dirt-filled cracks. But on South Seabluff Drive in Playa Vista the ride is smooth, the pavement is black and you can smell the fresh asphalt. Despite the city's best efforts to keep up with the constant flood of road repairs, Los Angeles is a city divided - by its potholes, cracks and ruts. Interactive map: See your street's grade A Times analysis of street inspection data found wide disparities in road quality among the city's 114 neighborhoods.
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April 17, 2013 |
An abandoned item appearing to be a pressure or rice cooker led a Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad to respond Wednesday to a Ralph's parking lot in Silver Lake. LAPD Officer Christopher No confirmed that the bomb squad responded to the 2500 block Glendale Boulevard near Fletcher Avenue about 12:20 p.m. after a suspicious package was found in the grocery store parking lot. No did not characterize the nature of the item, but in aerial video still from KTLA, it appeared to be some kind of houseware such as a pressure cooker or rice cooker.
April 14, 2013 |
Many years ago -- it seems like a lifetime -- I used to hang around in a house in the Silver Lake hills lived in by Postal Service producer Jimmy Tamborello. He had a number of roommates, including a friend of mine named Pedro Benito, who once played in a band called Sunday's Best, and later in the Jealous Sound. The house had a great view of the reservoir and was the type of place that facilitated the comings and goings of a lot of creative types and many, many musicians. Tamborello was kind and quiet and spent most of his time in his bedroom crafting beats and instrumental tracks.
April 7, 2013 |
At a placid outdoor table in the Silver Lake restaurant Local, the frontmen of Local Natives are drinking coffee and look entirely at home. The restaurant is just a few blocks from their rehearsal space, a small house teetering above Sunset Boulevard and the indie-rock nightclubs where the quartet made its L.A. reputation. Singers Kelcey Ayer and Taylor Rice greet the server with the handshakes of old regulars, and along the way they hug members of another local act, Body Parts, that they had tried to land as openers for upcoming shows promoting their second album, "Hummingbird.
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April 6, 2013 |
Are you an actor who suffers from depression due to constant rejection? Have you had nightmares about strangers looking you over as if you're meat? Do you break into a cold sweat at the words "open casting call"? Perhaps "Worst Audition Ever" can help. It's held once a month in the basement of Casita del Campo, a Mexican restaurant in Silver Lake. Tickets cost $20. And although that might sound like a splurge for a thespian who's more out of work than working, it's a bargain if you think of it as therapy.