Walter Mencken 11 a.m., July 25
A century ago, the prospect of an Exposition was enough to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to Balboa Park. But in 2015, there are far more entertainment options clamoring for the public's attention. We need something a little more extreme than an exposition. Or should we say, XXXtreme? Ladies and gentlemen, we give you, the 2015 Southern California XXXposition! This reworking of the original poster serves a threefold purpose: it lets people know about the event; it conveys a modern, cheeky, even rebellious attitude by appearing to involve a defacement of the original poster; and it saves us having to pay an artist to design and execute a new poster. It's a win-win-win!
April 30, 2014