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This Entrepreneur Left a Fortune 500 Company to Develop Medical Marijuana That Fights Epilepsy

David Sparer gave up his 35-year career and high profile position at a Fortune 500 company to help expand The Clear, a cannabis producer that makes treatments for epilepsy.

11 Cheap and Free Things to Do

Comedy for Planned Parenthood, a screening of Scorsese classic Goodfellas, Echo Park Film Center's anniversary celebration and more to do and see in L.A. this week for 11 bucks or less. Silver Lake is L.A.'s undisputed epicenter of cool, but did you know its roots as a hipster hub date...

8 Best Holiday Light Displays in L.A. and Beyond

Los Angeles is a place with an active car culture and temperate climate, with residents who tend to be fans of both extravagant spectacles and technology. During the holiday season, these traits converge to form the perfect storm of holiday-themed lighting displays. Some annual attractions have become national landmarks, like...

Artist Jen Stark's Iconic Rainbow Drip is Trippy as Hell (VIDEO)

Last time we caught up with artist Jen Stark, she'd recently completed Technicolor Ooze, her large-scale mural on the parking deck of the Platform complex in Culver City. To date, it's the biggest mural she's ever completed — 60 feet by 80 feet — and it already feels like a...

The Strange History of Los Feliz's Mysterious Metaphysical Research Center

No, it’s not a Scientology front. Nor is it “a Christian Science thing.” Or the Angelus Temple (that’s in nearby Echo Park). Or an exclusive league of Theosophists, Rosicrucians or Illuminati, or followers of Rudolf Steiner or Gurdjieff or any other specific mystic, either local or exotic. It's definitely not...

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

A look back at Silver Lake's history, the opening of a museum dedicated to pets, a screening of Home Alone at the drive-in and more to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 12/2 Silver Lake is L.A.'s undisputed epicenter of cool, but did you know its roots as...

A Veteran Toy Designer Created the Dashboard Hula Girl for a New Generation (VIDEO)

Working out of his studio in Silver Lake, veteran toy designer Phil Ramirez has probably sculpted something either you or your kids have played with. For over 25 years, he's been working with brands and media franchises from Marvel to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As gratifying as that's been...

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

This week, an artist collects clips of black women singing about the future or joking about their sexual agency (or lack thereof), and another artist collages images of relatively well-known white women, and photographs of pretty, white smiles. Dream house Artists Enoc Perez and Carlos Rolón, both of whom have...

Liberal Pop-Culture Has Officially Outlived its Usefulness in Politics

In times like these, propaganda isn’t everything. It’s the only thing. “A kind of bad but useful business,” as critic Robert Hughes once described the foulness of the unregulated international art market. But he might as well have been talking about the recent war of political propaganda and how the...

How Being an Undocumented Kid Helped Atsuko Okatsuka Find the Humor in Life

The one-year anniversary of the Mermaid Comedy Hour, a monthly stand-up show that only books women and prides itself on never booking the same guest twice, was supposed to be a raucous celebration. The stage had been decorated with a gold “happy anniversary” banner, there were candy goody bags placed...

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

This week, an artist collects clips of black women singing about the future or joking about their sexual agency (or lack thereof), and another artist collages images of relatively well-known white women, and photographs of pretty, white smiles. Dream house Artists Enoc Perez and Carlos Rolón, both of whom have...

The Explosive Way a Pair of Artists Stood Up to Cultural Stereotyping in Trump's America

On a Sunday in mid-November, just days after the election of Donald Trump, David Roy and Forouzan Safari drove from L.A. to the desert outside Victorville for an amateur rocket launch. Alongside fellow hobbyists with the Rocketry Organization of California, a group Roy has been affiliated with since he was a...

5 Things TV Still Gets Wrong About Rape

Almost 50 years have passed since All in the Family’s Edith Bunker was the victim of an attempted rape on primetime television. “Edith’s 50th Birthday” was a groundbreaking episode, all the more remarkable for the fact that the show was a sitcom. Despite laughs that would make most views cringe...

People Are Traveling From All Over to Get Rose Tattoos From This Port Hueneme Artist

It’s a common truth in the tattoo world: If you’re really good at one style, you’ll probably get pigeonholed into tattooing it until you’re so tired of it that you’re giving preferential treatment to clients who want something a little different. But while some artists may complain about only getting...

11 Things to Do When You're in Downtown L.A.

Back in October we published our 2016 Best of Los Angeles issue, our annual roundup of everything we love the most in L.A. (and there's a lot). Certain neighborhoods have a tendency to perform better than others, and downtown just happens to be brimming with some of the coolest, award-worthy...

How Godeleine de Rosamel's Creatures Come to Life

Illustrator Godeleine de Rosamel's book Drawing With Circles has a simple premise: it lets young artists “create some of their very first masterpieces” by using just circles. On the cover, a dog with an orange body balances a beach ball on his little round nose. The idea is to get kids...

In a Tiny Hollywood Gallery, 10 Artists Have Captured Their Immigrant Experience

During one of her courses at UCLA, South Korean artist Eunhae Grace Yoo was challenged to step outside her comfort zone and create a work of performance art. She used the assignment as an opportunity to explore the psychological pressures she lives under as an undocumented immigrant. For DREAM act,...

From Little Tokyo to Boyle Heights, Shop Local at These Holiday Markets and Pop-Ups

From Smorgasburg L.A.'s food-centric holiday market to Self Help Graphics' pop-up for art lovers, there are plenty of places to shop local for the holidays.

10 Cheap and Free Things to Do This Week

A Laurel & Hardy Festival, a Christmas parade in East L.A., a Christmas tree lighting downtown and more to do and see in L.A. this week for 10 bucks or less. "Shop local" is a common refrain this time of year, but now that an evil billionaire is president, it...

11 Movies to Watch With Your Trump-Loving Family This Thanksgiving

Now that the white-conservative-male-id-made-flesh has been elected president, many us left-coast liberal crybabies are dreading heading home for the holidays and facing family members who've spent the past several months insisting that having a private email server is worse than bragging about sexually assaulting women. Basically, get ready for a...

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