Megan Koester

The Last Dirty Picture Show

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A love letter to the Tiki Adult Theater: "When it’s gone, where will all these lost souls go?" While Los Angeles used to be a hot spot for smut shacks, the Tiki is now the last show in town — the Studs, née Pussycat, Theater down Santa Monica Boulevard was, for years, the only other holdout, but no longer plays skin flicks. The Tiki, however, continues, in spite of it all, to screen three “very recent” ones on an endless loop, operating 24 hours a day. Time is purchased in four, eight, and 12-hour blocks; bottles of poppers, the only concessions, are sold at the box office for $20.

From Popula
On July 5, 2021

Left to Rot

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Everything created is designed to decay. Man's detritus was Noah Purifoy's inspiration.

Noah Purifoy
From Popula
On May 10, 2021

Three Bleak Hours at the Mustang Motel

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In the midst of a global pandemic, there were no rooms at LA's sleaziest inn.

From Popula
On April 15, 2021