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Steve Appleford

Steve Appleford was a features editor for Times Community News and a contributor to the Los Angeles Times Calendar section. He is a Los Angeles native and the former editor-in-chief of the award-winning L.A. CityBeat. As a writer and photographer, he’s covered riots, political conventions and a whole lot of pop culture for a variety of publications including Rolling Stone, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide and LA Weekly.
A panoramic history of hip-hop, from the Bronx to Compton

"Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop," at the Annenberg Space for Photography, is the most comprehensive pictorial survey of rap culture ever mounted.

Le Butcherettes to bring their anxious punk to Lucha VaVoom

Despite the chaos and tension present in the work of Le Butcherettes, the act's songs are playful enough for the festival atmosphere of Lucha VaVoom. Here, Teri Gender Bender talks about the family drama that inspired her latest album, “bi/Mental."

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