Village Voice Media commissioned artists associated with the Phoenix-based cultural collective Xico to produce a series of covers for its papers -- each one is unique to each city -- for its national story on Arizona SB1070, "Crossing the Line." Here are those images with additional artworks and biographical information on the individual artists. Founded in 1975, Xico is a nonprofit organization that promotes Chicano, Latino and Native American heritage through the arts. Its programing includes arts classes and workshops for underserved youth, community exhibitions, artist education, printmaking workshops, the valley's oldest Dia de los Muertos/A Celebration of Life festival and small-venue performances. To find out more, visit www.xicoinc.org.
Adam Yauch, Beastie Boy founder, political advocate and lifetime New Yorker, died on May 4, 2012.
For more on Adam Yauch's life and death, check out obituaries from the Village Voice, L.A Weekly and OC Weekly:
Adam Yauch, R.I.P.
Adam Yauch is Dead: RIP Beastie Boy MCA.
Adam Yauch, MCA of...
In the venn diagram of spring festivities, Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby have a lot in common, and day-drinking is just the beginning. This year, they both fall on Saturday. Whether you're fighting your hangover with tacos or a hot brown, here's your guide to celebrating them...
The sun set on Coachella 2012 in glorious style Sunday night with the return of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, AVICII's set mind bending set in the Sahara tent and much much more. All photos by Timothy Norris.
Checking out the performances from Sunday, April 22 a Coachella, including First Aid Kit, Justice, Beats Antique, Beirut, At the Drive In, The Hives, Lucent Dossier Experience, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, and Fitz and the Tantrums. All pictures by Meg Strouse.
Some kind soul played host in Thermal for the Lacoste Live Pool Party, as party people enjoyed beats, performances by Asher Roth, and the chance to cool off in the hot desert heat. All photos by Matt Oliver.
Whether you think of 4/20 as a celebration for an oppressed minority or just another day for layabouts to get high, this weekend stoners across the country got baked. So from the east to west, from states with legal access to medical marijuana to states without, here are the highest people...
As the sun beat down on the Empire Polo Fields, people took shelter under umbrellas or just stripped down and enjoyed the heat. Meanwhile, the Sahara tent was a sweatbox of EDM madness. All photos by Timothy Norris.
Plenty of skin was on display at Coachella, and we couldn't help but spot plenty of sweet tattoos while roaming the Empire Polo Fields. The best tattoos we saw at Coachella 2012. All photos by Merenda Carter.
It was a day for indie love on April 21 at Coachella, as we checked out performances by Bon Iver, Kaiser Chefs, The Shins, Manchester Orchestra, Martin Solveig, and We Are Augustines. All photos by Megan Strouse.