Issue edited by Michelle Kuo. Essays "Passages: Achim Hochdörfer on Leo Steinberg," by Achim Hochdörfer; "Film: Amy Taubin on Lars von Trier's 'Melancholia,'" by Amy Taubin; "Fashion: Nick Mauss on Madame Grès at the Musée Bourdelle," by Nick Mauss; "Slant: Daniel Birnbaum on 'Atlas - How to Carry the World on One's Back?" by Daniel Birnbaum; "Music: Alan Licht on Van Dyke's Parks," by Alan Licht; "On Site: Nils Norman on the Copenhagen Free University," by Nils Norman; "On Site: Alex Farquharson on the Piccadilly Community Centre," by Alex Farquharson; "Top Ten," by Patti Smith; "Art in Los Angeles: Introduction," by Michelle Kuo; "Then and There: The Art of Chris Burden," by Anne M. Wagner; "Objects of Interest," a project by Chris Burden; "Close-Up: Bennett Simpson on an Untitled 2010 Work by Rodney McMillian," by Bennett Simpson; "L.A. Stories: A Roundtable," by John Baldessari, Thomas Crow, Harry Gamboa Jr., Liz Larner, Andrew Perchuk, Ali Subotnick, Maurice Tuchman, and Helene Winer moderated by Richard Meyer and Michelle Kuo; "Reality Effects: The Art of Robert Heinecken," by Matthew Biro; "Close-Up: Elizabeth Schambelan on John Divola's 'Zuma,'" by Elizabeth Schambelan on John Divola's 'Zuma,'" by Elizabeth Schambelan; "Tomorrow is the Question: The Art of Ilene Segalove," by John Miller; "Close-Up: James Merle Thomas on an Untitled 1979 work by Maria Nordman," by James Merle Thomas; "In Search of...: The Art of John McCracken," by Linda Norden; "Close-Up: Julia Bryan-Wilson on Asco's 'Asshole Mural,'" by Julia Bryan-Wilson; "Differential Equations: The Art of Charles Gaines," by Michael Ned Holte; "Lens on Los Angeles: Alternative Cinema and Video in L.A.," by David E. James; "School of Life: The L.A. Rebellion," by Kara Keeling; "Portfolio," by Raymond Pettibon; "Artists on L.A.," by Eleanor Antin, Kerry Tribe, Billy Al Bengston, Simone Forti, Kaari Upson, Jim Shaw, Charles Ray, Liz Glynn, Paul McCarthy, Morgan Fisher, Piero Golia, Larry Bell, James Welling, Martin Kersels, Robert Kinmont, Fred Lonidier, and Ed Ruscha. Reviews by Briony Fer, Joan Kee, Anna Lovatt, Chanchal Dadlani, David Frankel, Lisa Turvey, Jeffrey Kastner, Robert Pincus-Witten, Eva Díaz, Alexander Scrimgeour, Beau Rutland, Frances Richard, Suzanne Hudson, Emily Hall, Lloyd Wise, Michael Wilson, Donald Kuspit, Francine Koslow Miller, Sylvia Lavin, Michelle Grabner, Phyllis Tuchman, Gwen Allen, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Catherine Taft, Michael Ned Holte, Barry Schwabsky, Zehra Jumabhoy, Giorgio Verzotti, Marek Bartelik, Nuit Banai, Jurriaan Benschop, Margaret Ewing, Jens Asthoff, Astrid Wege, Sandra Smallenburg, Catrin Lorch, Julia Friedman, Marco Tagliafierro, Francesco Stocchi, Sylwia Serafinowicz-Wesolowska, Christian Rattemeyer, Pablo Llorca, Javier Hontoria. Cover: Asco.