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There's no such thing as a meaningless championship, but a rare or unlikely title has a special significance all its own. So while L.A. was pretty bummed out that their beloved Lakers suffered their second straight ignoble playoff exit, I'd say you guys got an even greater gift, as the L.A. Kings overcame 45 years of frustration on Monday to finish off the New Jersey Devils and win their first ever Stanley Cup title. And from the look of the adoring crowds that showed up yesterday to cheer on their downtown parade and Staples Center rally, Kings fever may have come on quickly, but it's not going away anytime soon. More»
Even if you don't really pay attention to hockey, you probably already know that your L.A. Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 last night to capture their first Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history. And while it's undeniably true that the Kings have historically lived on a lower lever of local sports obsession, probably somewhere between UCLA Volleyball and particularly competitive bar trivia, that's always been a shame, and one that likely won't remain that way now that the Kings sit atop the sports world. And when the party gets this fun, who would ever want to leave? More»
Maybe this is just a blip on the radar of the L.A. sports scene, a temporary bout with puck madness for a town that's usually purple-and-gold first, blue-and-white second and everything else a distant third. But nobody's talking about Kobe's knee or Matt Kemp's hamstring this week. No, for one week, at least, L.A. is rallying around a team that hasn't lost a road game since the playoffs started, a team that seems to represent the passion and dreams of the whole city, and not just the movie stars with courtside seats. A hockey team. With a 4-0 thrashing of the New Jersey Devils last night, your L.A. Kings are one win away from their first championship ever. And even if the whole natural order re-sets itself after Wednesday, you really ought to enjoy this ride. More»
Is hockey the greatest of all sports? Based on general popularity you're probably going to say "no", but hear me out. Hockey has all the excitement and hard hitting of football, the athleticism and fluidity of basketball or soccer, and the traditions and respect for history of baseball. Furthermore, it's the only sport that your L.A. team is still kicking ass in, now that the Clippers and Lakers have been unceremoniously dumped from the playoffs and Matt Kemp's injury looks worse than we hoped for. Luckily, hockey people are generally fun-loving and awesome, and will most likely accept you with open arms even if you don't know the difference between the boards and the blue line. For proof of that, check out the wild revelry that went down at L.A. Live last night as your hometown Kings took a 1-0 series lead off a wild overtime goal. More»
Monday, May 20
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.