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This Pop-Up Mini-Golf Course in Echo Park Is Actually a Collection of Architectural Wonders

Slap some sunscreen on your nose and grab a tiny, eraser-less pencil. There’s a pop-up mini-golf course in an empty lot near Echo Park Lake. TURF is a nine-hole, temporary mini-golf course designed by architects from across the United States and Europe. Among other unusual elements, it features astroturf that...

11 Cheap and Free Things to Do This Week

A big foodie market, a look at buried Hollywood treasure, classically queer film and more to do and see in L.A. this week for 12 bucks or less. Movies have been threatening to jump off the screen since at least 1903's The Great Train Robbery. That conceit is at the center...

Get To Know Your Neighborhood Budtender

Behind every counter at L.A.’s medical marijuana dispensaries is an expert who knows what strains are best for pain relief and which brownies best quell nausea caused by chemotherapy. These experts are called “budtenders,” and their profession is a new career choice, whether they’re stocking the shelves and studying labels,...

USC Lost Its One and Only MFA Candidate — Now What?

Against her better judgment, HaeAhn Kwon came from South Korea to Los Angeles to attend the embattled MFA program at USC Roski School of Art and Design. “I was already suspicious of the administration for alienating an entire year of MFA students,” Kwon wrote in a letter to the school’s...

Finally, a John Hughes–Style Teen Flick for Korean-American Kids

Director Benson Lee (Miss Monday) and actors Justin Chon (Twilight) and Jessika Van (Awkward) sit down at the round table in Koreatown’s Ahgassi Gopchang, what Chon calls an “authentic” Korean restaurant. “Having this barbecue in the middle of the table with this vacuum, it’s Korean style,” Lee says. “It’s hard...

10 of L.A.'s Most Iconic Residences

The epicenter of the American dream. A playground for the rich and (in)famous. A case study in cultural excess. An eclectic hodgepodge of the weird and wonderful. However you want to describe Los Angeles, one thing is certain: the city of Angels is never boring. Neither are its residents —...

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

The world's most famous cats descend on L.A., Moby discusses his new book, political junkies gather for their own fan con and more to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 6/24 Book Soup at the Skirball hosts Moby, who discusses his new book, Porcelain: A Memoir, with KCRW's...

How L.A.'s Arts Community is Doing Its Part For Orlando (And So Can You)

Since its inception, Gay Pride has been inextricably linked to violence. Observed in nearly every major city in the developed world, these annual events commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots, where members of New York’s LGBT community stood up to their city’s homophobic and abusive police force. In the years since,...

How Vivica A. Fox Defied Hollywood's Odds

Throngs of women in their best walking shoes, wallets at the ready, weave their way into the airy atrium of the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Ultimate Women's Expo, a chaotic carnival of consumerist girl power. Vendors hawk their wares from hundreds of booths, demonstrating contour makeup techniques and...

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

This week, a painter mines her strange childhood in a group show in Koreatown, and an artist screens a film that's as long as a typical workday at MOCA. Eccentric dad, kinky horse “We ran out of gas at the gas station,” reads the hand-painted text at the top left...

Actors Prepare to Scare the Shit Out of You at The Walking Dead's Zombie Bootcamp

Greg Nicotero likes to joke that there are two kinds of people in the world: the kind that stood in front of the mirror as a kid singing into a hairbrush, and the kind that spent their childhood days walking like a zombie. Nicotero is the zombie-walking type. The horror...

Pistol Shrimps Radio is Like MST3K for L.A. Women's Municipal Basketball

A lot of podcasts are niche propositions, and it doesn’t get much more niche than Pistol Shrimps Radio. My cousin, attempting to explain it to me, said: “Imagine Mystery Science Theater 3000, but for women’s recreational basketball.” That’s not far off as a log line — but like most good programs,...

A Play About Well-To-Do White People, Minus Any Pesky Social Commentary

The marital problems of an upper-middle-class couple (with particular focus on the vague discontent of an adulterous wife) are the stuff of soap opera. Without unique or vivid characters, meaningful social commentary, or rich and textured dialogue, chances are the play won’t be involving. Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros' Big Sky, directed by...

How Video Gamers and the Industry at E3 Addressed the Orlando Shooting — or Didn't

As video gamers, developers, executives and stowaways who'd scored a buddy's badge gathered in L.A. for the Electronic Entertainment Expo — last week's 70,000-plus-person, industry-only trade show — talk of the horrific mass shooting in Orlando was scarce. On Monday, actress and Ubisoft press conference host Aisha Tyler paused for condolences after...

A Maze Maker's Biggest Project Ever Has Taken Over Cartoon Network's Burbank Studios

Inside the old Burbank switchboard facility that Cartoon Network calls home, the "Mazeway to Heaven" climbs up the inside of a six-story stairwell. It creeps past the floor where Adventure Time's artists plot quests for Finn and Jake and the one where the teams behind Steven Universe and Regular Show bring...

How to Have the Best L.A. Summer Ever

As of today, summer is officially here. That means long days to fill and so many ways to fill them that when fall rolls around you'll immediately start making plans for next year. To help make sure the next few months are well spent, we went back through the picks...

3 New Cool (and Weird) L.A. Wellness Trends

Much like the city's shitty traffic, the Angeleno obsession with newfangled health-and-wellness fads is one of those L.A. cliches that actually has some truth to it. We won't take undue stress lying down — unless we're lying in a sensory-deprivation tank or on a zero-gravity lounge chair with virtual-reality glasses...

9 Cheap and Free Things to Do This Week

A sidewalk-art fest, a screening of a "Rowdy" Roddy Piper classic, a talk with Chuck Klosterman and more to do and see in L.A. this week, all for 11 bucks or less. They Live has come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass — and it's all out of bubble...

Is the Selfie Pinball League the Future of Arcade Tournament Play?

Selfies are good for lots of things: to prove you visited a major tourist spot, to capture the moment you met your favorite celebrity or — take it from the Kardashians — to show off your flawless makeup and outfit on a daily basis. A local barcade has given the...

Musicians From L.A.'s Club Scene Make This Out-There Theater Hybrid Worth a Damn

It hasn’t been easy for musical-theater makers to harness the lightning-in-a-bottle power and presence of the live rock performance. In the nearly 50 years since Hair minted the genre, precious few rock musicals have convincingly navigated the vast reaches of cultural space that separate the very different planets responsible for...

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