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Can the Spectacle of IMAX Get Kids Excited About Engineering?

How do you inspire the next generation of engineers? Tell them a story. MacGillivray Freeman Films spins a number of tales about humanity’s quest to solve problems through ingenuity in their newest giant-screen offering, Dream Big: Engineering Our World. Presented in 3-D for IMAX and playing now at the California...

Searching for Teen Angel, the Mysterious Man Behind the Zine That Defined Chicano Youth Culture

When Lowrider Magazine hit stands in 1977, David de Baca was a seventh-grader coming up in San Diego's Chicano community, working on bikes and cars with his brothers. "All of a sudden there was an actual magazine dedicated to this lifestyle that I'm so addicted to," he recalls wistfully. Before...

Searching for Teen Angel

When Lowrider Magazine hit stands in 1977, David de Baca was a seventh-grader coming up in San Diego's Chicano community, working on bikes and cars with his brothers. "All of a sudden there was an actual magazine dedicated to this lifestyle that I'm so addicted to," he recalls wistfully. Before...

Van Nuys High School Students Made Something Beautiful Out of a Lesson in American History

“Even though our department is full of creative people, it can be a little bit hard to get original ideas out of us,” says Lucy White, a senior in the Van Nuys High School choir. “We are teenagers, so we have some self-esteem things,” she explains. Luckily the L.A. Master...

11 Cheap and Free Things to Do This Week

Wikipedia turns 16, a Chicano art institution looks for its next generation of printmakers, UCB pokes fun at the Oscars' diversity, and more to do and see in L.A. this week for 10 bucks or less. Don't condescend to True Romance, man. It'll fucking kill you, man. Written by Quentin...

Is George Lucas' Museum a Vanity Project That Will Leave L.A.'s Cultural Scene Worse Off?

In 2013, Bill Whitaker of CBS This Morning visited George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch, a vast property in Marin County with a 300-seat theater and a man-made lake. The massive main house, built in the 1980s, looks Victorian, and the ranch has its own functioning fire station — helpful, maybe, to pacify...

Want to Smell Like Weed Without Smoking? Try Some Pot Perfume

Xyrena's Reefer Madness collection includes three unisex options: OG Kush, Blue Dream, and Space Cakes, which, unlike the first two, smells like an edible instead of a particular strain

L.A. Native Edgar Arceneaux Has a Strong Message About African-American History

Edgar Arceneaux is tall, so he has to hunch down when he enters the asymmetrical A-frame log cabin that houses his installation Library of Black Lies, currently on view at Beta Main in downtown Los Angeles. Standing inside the wonky wooden structure, the artist explains how the library’s small entryway,...

How Southern California's Greek Community Stays in Touch With Its Roots

Two summers ago, when Kyriaki Tsigkounis returned to Greece after five years away, she was eager to rekindle her rapport with her cousins. One commonality that helped smooth over the awkward period? Greek folk dance. Since she was 6, Tsigkounis has been learning regional dances at St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox...

The Revival of Zoot Suit Feels Like a Missed Opportunity

To be a theater reviewer in Los Angeles is to some degree to work in the shadow of Gordon Davidson’s near-mythic 1978 production of Zoot Suit, the dazzling original musical written and directed by Luis Valdez, the equally legendary founder of the 1960s guerrilla theater troupe, Teatro Campesino. It's the...

How are L.A.'s Science and Cultural Institutions Dealing With the "Post-Truth" Era?

On a late weekday morning, Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific is abuzz with children. Tiny and energetic, some press against glass as if they want to step inside the strange aquatic world of marine life. Inside the "Vanishing Animals" exhibition, the tykes are so young that their accompanying adults...

21 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

An art show with free chocolate, a ball for bloodsuckers, a symposium on the healing power of television, and more to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 2/17 It's safe to say that arts patronage in Los Angeles and elsewhere would be better if all gallery shows had...

Skateboarder Tino Razo Takes Us Inside the Hidden World of L.A.'s Backyard Pool Skaters

Former pro skateboarder Tino Razo’s photo book Party in the Back is a love letter to the past and future of backyard pool skating in Southern California.

The Story Behind Steve Bannon's Hilariously Terrible Movie About the Horrors of Climate Science

Stetson Kennedy took down the KKK after exposing their ludicrous and juvenile rituals and writings. The general public had been led to believe their multitudes were dangerous and powerful, wielding their burning crosses among their vast network of operatives. But Kennedy infiltrated their ridiculous meetings and called them what they...

5 Free Art Shows to See in L.A. This Week

This week, two artists bring their purposefully uncomfortable mother/daughter act to Barnsdall Park, and another artist repurposes a Transformers tent bed. Hair in the kitchen A chiseled figure that looks as if it could be made of marble lounges across Eleanor Swordy's painting Night Museum. The figure faces a wall...

Kids Get a Lesson in Self-Expression at L.A.'s New Drag Queen Story Hour

On a Sunday at Stories Books in Echo Park, Michelle Tea takes the stage to introduce a room full of parents and kids to Pickle, their storyteller for the day. “Drag queens wear very glamorous, pretty and fantastical dresses, sometimes fantastical pants," Tea explains. "They wear lots of beautiful makeup,...

"Dressing Downton" in Anaheim Is the Cure for Downton Abbey Withdrawal

For fans of Downton Abbey, one of the period drama's primary delights was its sartorial offerings — deliciously decadent beaded gowns, ornate hats, the particulars of Edwardian white tie and the proper uniform for a ladies’ maid. Those still suffering from Downton withdrawals nearly a year after the final season...

What Donald Trump Could Learn From Casablanca

When Casablanca came out in 1942, it was a popular and critically acclaimed film that helped America understand exactly why it was fighting yet another world war. As time went by, it came to be considered one of the greatest films ever made. Seventy-five years later the classic film is...

Five Things to Do on Valentine’s Day If You Love Yourself Best of All

Of all our manufactured holidays, Valentine's Day is the most insidious for pushing the importance of monogamous relationships and making single people everywhere feel less than. Bullshit — you are enough and, frankly, you could probably spend more time showing you how much you mean to you. So while all...

Comedian and Party Goblin Iliza Is Bringing Some Meaning to a Meaningless Holiday

Following her third Netflix standup special, Confirmed Kills, comedian Iliza is finally bringing her latest tour to a proper theater in L.A. rather than the clubs she tends to headline when performing locally — and it just happens to fall on everyone’s favorite forced romantic holiday. “It’ll be nice to...

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