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At the Punk Version of DragCon, NYC Queens Honor an L.A. Legend: The Goddess Bunny

NYC drag queen Babes Trust is in L.A. this weekend, but not for RuPaul's DragCon. She and creative partner Horrorchata are hosting the first ever SoCal edition of Bushwig, a sort of edgy alternative to the star-studded drag extravaganza that's taken over the L.A. Convention Center this weekend. "For me...

10 Disneyland Attractions That Don't Exist Anymore (But We Wish Did)

It's not easy being Disneyland. To keep people coming back and visiting year after year, the Anaheim amusement park has to constantly reinvent itself while not changing in ways that'll alienate diehard fans whose nostalgia runs deep. A few months ago, the park permanently closed the Twilight Zone Tower of...

8 Cheap and Free Things to Do This Week

A pay-what-you-can musical comedy fest, a march in remembrance of the riots South L.A., a Richard Linklater double feature and more to do and see in L.A this week for 10 bucks or less. Less than a year after it opened its doors in 2016, Hollywood's pay-what-you-can Pack Theater hosts...

An Echo Park Family's Decades-Long Acid Trip Lives on Through Instagram

There are few people in the world who can say they’ve done acid with a group of hippie clergymen from Milwaukee, but Roger Steffens is one of them. At the 75-year-old’s home in Echo Park on a Sunday afternoon, surrounded by Jamaican ephemera, a plate of freshly ground weed and...

The Broad's New Exhibit "Oracle" Perfectly Captures Our Apocalypse Anxiety

In Ericka Beckman's video installation You the Better, a team of uniformed men play a game called Take a Shot at the Wheel, a betting game in which they take turns lunging at spinning red and green targets with a yellow ball in their hands. They treat it like a...

The People Under the Stairs Is an L.A. Inequality Fable We're All Still Living In

In 1987, notorious L.A. slumlord Dr. Milton Avol was sentenced to spend 30 days in one of the disgusting, squalid units he refused to maintain. The ophidian doctor had already served a month in jail, but one judge thought this wasn’t enough and slapped an ankle monitor on Avol and threw...

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

Our very own Burgers & Beer event, dance performances on the Santa Monica Pier, the tale of a fake black metal band, and more fun stuff to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 4/28 No one really reads anymore, so co-promoters Goldenvoice and Red Light Management are presenting...

USC's Surf Journalism Class Urges Future Reporters to Take the Sport Seriously

Surf journalism class at USC doesn't require a wetsuit, just some reverence. It's on offer again next spring.

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

This week, a longtime L.A. artist remakes a Mozart opera with the help of teen musicians, and a Swedish artist spends time with pigeons and ducks. Warrior women The woman in Caris Reid’s painting Mourning Dove looks more like icon than person. She has a purple dove over her eyes like...

From MST3K to Getting Beat Up by Anthony Bourdain, Jonah Ray Is Living the Dream

For many comedians, being awake and functional before noon is a chore. However, on a hazy L.A. morning, Jonah Ray has been up for hours dealing with personal business and doesn’t look worse for wear. Sipping on a fresh cold brew outside Silverlake Coffee, Ray learns that his co-hosts on...

Sondra Radvanovsky Wields Her Voice Like a Weapon in L.A. Opera's Revival of Tosca

With towering stage sets and starkly imaginative design, L.A. Opera’s revival of Giacomo Puccini’s classic tragic opera Tosca is a populist, crowd-pleasing spectacle. But it wasn’t director John Caird’s theatrical elements that set the capacity crowd ablaze at Saturday night's premiere. Rather, the two lead singers' intense vocal pyrotechnics were...

Gender Is Beautifully Blurred in Maggie West's Photos of Naked Bodies

Through Maggie West’s probing lens, all things are equally revered. With scientific equanimity, the photographer’s artistic work broaches portraiture and still life with in an inverted color scheme that makes the viewer reconsider just what they’re looking at. She makes flowers look like kaleidoscopes, bodily fluids look like candy-colored chemicals,...

A Former Army Reservist Is Turning Gun Tutorials and Military Surveillance Manuals Into Art

Artist Richard Wheeler likes to tackle difficult, complex problems. As accusations and insinuations fly from and about the Oval Office of wiretapping, spying microwaves and secret dossiers, Wheeler confronts the nuances of surveillance in his work. His practice is almost journalistic in its methodology, patiently unlocking publicly available information to...

L.A.'s Armenian-Americans Have to Keep the Genocide From Disappearing to History

Ask me where I'm from and I'll answer you literally: Los Angeles. I'll say that even when I know that's not what you mean. You want to know the story behind my ambiguously ethnic looks and my last name that seems so unusual, but actually isn't. Ohanesian is a common...

Rodney King's Tragic Life Story Goes From an L.A. Stage to the World Stage

Roger Guenveur Smith developed his one-man show, Rodney King, at his home theater, the Bootleg, shortly after King's death in 2012. Frequent collaborator Spike Lee directed this adaptation for Netflix, where it premieres April 28. In...Show More Summary

Ronda Rousey's Mom Is a Video Game Designer, but She'll Still Kick Your Ass

I'm at a rooftop bar in Santa Monica that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Standing in front of me is Dr. AnnMaria De Mars. I asked her a question you ask most women you meet at a bar: "When's the last time you got into a physical fight?" "Today," she replies,...

9 Cheap and Free Things to Do This Week

A slideshow that celebrates SoCal kitsch, a fest of books, a storytelling show about revenge, and more to do and see in L.A. this week for 10 bucks or less. Known as the Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix has turned nostalgia into a cottage industry that has come to include...

In the Grand Tradition of Tootsie, a Straight Guy Tries Drag in The Legend of Georgia McBride

The Legend of Georgia McBride is one of those rare charmers, a sweet story about nice people that manages to be neither syrupy nor cloying. Directed by Mike Donahue at the Geffen Playhouse, the production features a strong ensemble that brings heft and heart to a very amiable comedy. Matthew Lopez’s...

The Most Powerful Exhibit on the '92 Riots Is on Display at a Community Center in South L.A.

The lobby of the Community Coalition in the Vermont Knolls section of South L.A. has been transformed into a ghostly, unmanned convenience store. To the left of the counter, a cooler is filled only with unlabeled bottles of orange juice and cans of Arizona Iced Tea. Adjacent to that, a...

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