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An L.A. Artist Built a House With Salvaged Materials — Without Her Eyesight

Dominique Moody lives inside a work of art. If you’re sitting in L.A. traffic, you might see it drive by: a kaleidoscopic structure on four wheels. Its walls — made with pieces of steel – overlap in waves of rusted color, like a patchwork rainbow. Repurposed washing machine doors act as quirky...

7 Things to Do in L.A. This Week for $5 or Less

The "Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland" group exhibition, which opens tonight, is an early celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll's landmark book of fantasy and whimsy. Curator and Nickelodeon animator Nico Colaleo assembled this tribute by 50 artists in and around the animation industry, blending...

The Line Hotel's Designer Creates His Own Strange Hybrid: a Cafe/Boutique/Florist in Venice

For designer Sean Knibb, flowers have been an obsession since his early years hanging out in his grandmother’s flower shop in his native Jamaica. His favorites are the Oakleaf hydrangea, known as the "snowflake" flower. “It reminds me of time,” says Knibb. As an adult, after spending years designing gardens...

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

fri 8/28 Since she broke out on E!'s Chelsea Lately, Whitney Cummings has stayed plenty busy subverting stereotypical relationship material on mainstream projects such as her self-titled NBC sitcom, Whitney. The Comedy Store regular, 2 Broke Girls co-creator/executive producer and dais denizen on Comedy Central's Roasts of Bob Saget, David...

Set at Starbucks, Café Society Is a Weak Study of a Social Media-Dreary Space That Once Brimmed With Warmth

The premise of Peter Lefcourt’s world premiere Café Society, like its program's artwork, is attractive. Lefcourt wishes to explore disconnection in a world obsessed with gadgets and social media, especially when it comes to public spaces like cafés, which once brimmed with genuine human interaction. To explore this seems admirable,...

5 Art Shows You Should See in L.A. This Week

This week, a painter pays tribute to the LACMA Rock, two artists host a debate over micheladas in Hollywood, and gymnast rings hang inexplicably in a painting show in El Segundo. How to clone a dog The first thing you see when you walk up the flight of stairs leading...

For Its 30th Anniversary, the American Classic Fences Deserves An Inner Life

August Wilson’s plays are as much about the historical experience of African-Americans as they are about any one of his characters. This is certainly true of Fences, which begins in 1957, a year marked by federal troops on the ground in Arkansas and the forced desegregation of Little Rock Central High...

10 Best New Stand-Up Shows in L.A.

In the summer of 2012 we compiled a list of the city’s top recurring stand-up comedy nights. The honorees included The Meltdown (Nerdist Showroom), Set List (various), Tomorrow! with Ron Lynch (Trepany House), The Josh and Josh Show (Bar Lubitsch), The Super Serious Show (formerly of Cafe-Club Fais Do-Do, currently at...

Luka's Room, a Raunchy Coming of Age Comedy, Detonates a Disastrous Plot Bombshell

The playwright’s art boils down to a balance of narrative (what happens) to story (everything else). And while it is the masters of the everything else who tend to be remembered (Shakespeare, Beckett, the Greeks), creditably entertaining plays have been written that are little more than the sums of their...

17 Hilariously Terrible L.A. Parking Jobs

ParkingSpotShaming is an instagram account I started in May as a way to blow off some steam. I moved to Los Angeles from Connecticut six years ago to work as a makeup artist, and when I moved into my Hollywood apartment this past October I very quickly realized what a mistake I made...

5 Great Free Things to Do in L.A. This Week

For all you early adopters out there, Engadget Live is your chance to step beyond the gripes and the hype and try out the latest consumer electronics that everyone you know covets. In addition, the tech site assembles editors, readers and brands for an evening of conversation about the latest...

Mad Men, Cruel Intentions, The O.C. ... What Is the L.A. Stage Turning Into?

Name a movie or TV show, and L.A.'s theater scene has probably done a parody musical about it. Harry Potter? Check. A documentary about people who play Donkey Kong? Yup. Cruel Intentions? Why not? Mad Men? Naturally. Orange is the New Black? Of course. The O.C.? Done. L.A. loves doing tongue-in-cheek...

SoCal Lowriders Are Taking East L.A.'s Once-Dark Subculture Global, But They Roll on Two Wheels (VIDEO)

Orlando Holguin is a third-generation lowrider. The Oxnard resident's grandfather and father have strong roots in Los Angeles lowrider culture, known for its slick rides and devotion to family. Orlando's lowrider is so artfully crafted that it has been displayed at venues such as Koreatown's hip boutique hotel, the Line,...

Camilla Cleese and Mindy Rickles Are Inspired by Their Famous Dads, But Their Stand-Up Is Their Own

“Yeah, six-one,” Camilla Cleese says. She mugs for a beat and then traipses across the stage, displaying the obvious: Like her famous father, Cleese is really fucking tall. But height isn't the only thing she inherited from the genius Brit John Cleese, who's one-sixth of Monty Python. He also passed...

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

fri 8/21 At Subversive Women: A Low-Key Night of New Underground Films Made by Women, sample a smorgasbord of new, avant-garde films, none longer than 20 minutes, and hear from the directors themselves. The organizers proclaim that these 12 women-directed short films are "way too wacky, gory, sick, crazy, strange,...

5 Art Shows You Should See in L.A. This Week

This week, two artists exhibit paintings on roller blinds in Hollywood and the soon-to-be-demolished Sixth Street Bridge plays a key part of a one-night opera about downtown aspirations and gentrification. Headpiece for secret-sharing In 1977, designer Victor Papanek co-wrote a book called How Things Don’t Work. He argued that many...

A Captivating 50th Anniversary Tribute to the Watts Rebellion Is Staged at Ground Zero

There’s a palpable feeling of the sacred suffusing director Deena Selenow’s captivating staging of Donald Jolly’s 2011 retelling of the 1965 Watts Riot (aka the Watts Rebellion, depending on which side of the truncheon one is on). For one thing, the Watts Village Theater Company’s production of Riot/Rebellion, which commemorates...

Always ... Patsy Cline Delivers Us Her True Songs but Not Much Patsy

Country Music Hall of Famer Patsy Cline was celebrated not only for her melodic voice and versatile repertoire but for her warmth, humility and readiness to promote the careers of others, especially women. First performed in 1988, Ted Swindley’s play, Always...Patsy Cline, builds upon the real-life acquaintance between Cline (Cori...

This Could Be L.A.'s Craziest Improv Show

Have you watched improv performers spit fake teeth into one another's mouths? Or a performer shave her armpits? Did you ever join an a cappella caroling of “sew her vagina shut"? Have you been lifted up in your front-row seat and paraded around the stage — then dropped on the...

9 Truths Cut From Straight Outta Compton

"You could make five different N.W.A movies. We made the one we wanted to make." That's director F. Gary Gray during an audience Q&A after a recent screening of Straight Outta Compton, the long-awaited N.W.A movie. In our review, Amy Nicholson writes that there's much more to the group's story:...

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