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How the Street Artist Behind the Border Wall Baby Became Buds With a Legend

When French street artist JR met film legend Agnes Varda to work on their new documentary, Faces Places, he was 33 years old. Varda met Jean-Luc Godard when she was the same age. It was the late 1950s and they used to hang out with Varda’s husband, Jacques Demy, in...

10 Cheap and Free Things to Do This Week

A comedy fest with $10 shows, a beer fest with $10 admission, a $4 screening of The Invisible Man and more cheap stuff to do this week. Comedy is no longer a white man's game, though a lack of diversity remains a persistent issue. Second City, the famed comedy school...

A Guide to the Best Dia de los Muertos Events Throughout L.A.

Día de los Muertos is a Latin American holiday that's also a huge part of SoCal's own cultural heritage. Dating back to pre-Columbian Aztec culture, the Day of the Dead is a celebratory way to honor the departed, and officially takes place on November 2. But here in L.A. where...

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

An art party in a Silver Lake mansion, a spooky cemetery tour, a celebration of L.A.'s most famous mountain lion, and more fun stuff to do and see in L.A this week. fri 10/20 Comedy is no longer a white man's game, though a lack of diversity remains a persistent...

A Master Maori Tattoo Artist Is Coming to L.A. to Bridge Cultural Gaps

Arekatera “Katz” Maihi can vividly recall the sickening stench of smoke and harrowing echo of family members’ cries as his tribal house in Auckland, New Zealand, went up in flames in the middle of the night. “I was 15 and woken up with the rest of the village to our...

On Halloween, a Deceased Child Star Gets the Sendoff He Deserves

The member of the Addams Family — Morticia, Gomez, their children Wednesday and Pugsley, Grandmama and Uncle Fester — are still warmly welcomed at almost every home this time of year, even though they were originally only on our screens for two seasons over 50 years ago. Reunions, remakes and two...

There's a New Magic Pop-Up in the Valley and It's, Well, Magical

Sometimes magic happens when and where you least expect it. Say, for example, in a random suburban strip mall in Encino on a Monday night. That’s where, in a dimly lit, cozy 12-seat bar last week, magician Kayla Drescher borrowed a $1 bill from a patron, tore the corner of...

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

This week, a machines drips metaphorical money in Hollywood and skeletons guard a white house built into a Silver Lake gallery. Fountains and flames In 1974, New Zealand economist W.A. Phillips built the Moniac, a six and a half foot tall computerized contraption meant to show how the economy works...

An Open Letter to the Entertainment Industry's "Good Guys"

To the good guys in the industry, You knew. Of course you knew. In most cases it was obvious. In others we told you. You even listened sometimes. You considered our words and made all the right sounds of compassion. Then you put our concerns on the scales and weighed...

Exit Strategy at L.A. LGBT Center Paints a Grim Picture of Cuts to Education

Anyone who’s worked in public education in the inner city understands the extent to which impoverished American youth have been betrayed. Playwright Ike Holter, whose play Hit the Wall, a dramatization of events at Stonewall, swept the L.A. award spectrum a couple of years back, confronts this abuse by the...

One of Muralist Barbara Carrasco's Most Powerful Works Was Nearly Censored for Being "Sexist"

When maverick artist and activist Barbara Carrasco sees an opportunity to tell a story, she takes it. Before becoming one of L.A.'s most iconic muralists, Carrasco was the first woman editor of UCLA's Chicano newspaper, La Gente. "I was so pissed off that all these men were in control that...

Long Beach Legend Kari Barba Broke Tattooing's Glass Ceiling Without Even Realizing It

When Kari Barba moved her tattooing career to the West Coast from her native Minnesota in the early 1980s, she didn’t really know much about the artform. She’d visited Southern California a little bit — including a stop at the famous tattoo shop she now owns in Long Beach —...

East L.A. Punk Pioneer Gerardo Velasquez Lives On In a Chinatown Gallery Show

Gerardo Velasquez was punk as fuck. In the late 1970s, the young artist had co-founded Nervous Gender a seminal force not only within Los Angeles' punk scene, but in the development of synthesizer-based music. A decade later, he was making visual art on computers. Velasquez embraced then-nascent technology to make...

Want to Help the Crenshaw Cowboy Get Back on His Feet?

Early last month, uniformed officers from an undetermined agency were on the scene when a crew of men cleared away the roadside art installation carefully created and tended to by a homeless man named Lovell Moore, better known as the Crenshaw Cowboy. Moore and his installations consisting of found-object assemblages...

10 Times Mediocre Movies Spawned Really Great Music Videos

Before both industries went in different directions post-file sharing, mainstream movies and music hit a synergistic peak in the ‘90s as the movie soundtrack became a dominant pop culture form. These days, soundtracks are mostly irrelevant and unnecessary, as streaming playlists have displaced the commercial compilation. The ‘90s in particular...

8 Cheap and Free Things to Do in L.A. This Week

An exhibit of Morrissey and The Smiths cover art, a massive musical installation involving 100 cars, a Dia de los Muertos skateboarding event in Boyle Heights, and more to do and see in L.A. this week for 10 bucks or less. An earworm is a tune that gets stuck inside...

Director Tom Holland Looks Back at Child's Play Nearly 30 Years Later

When director Tom Holland first sat down to rework Don Mancini's script Blood Buddy, it was a nut he couldn't quite crack. The story was about a doll that came to life at night and got up to all sorts of mischief as the unchained id of the little boy...

It's Time We Listened to These Radical Women Artists

Seamstress. Nanny. Cook. Housekeeper. Maybe teacher, nurse or secretary. Those were the roles women of color were expected to hold in American society during the mid-20th century. To pursue something more ambitious professionally was to push against tightly held, deeply entrenched norms. A white man could be whatever he wanted...

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

Our annual brunch blowout at Santa Anita Park, a trans film fest, David Lynch's second annual music and art fest, and more to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 10/13 Following last year's inaugural event, transgender artist and Transparent co-producer Zackary Drucker once again hosts the TransNation Festival,...

11 L.A. Pumpkin Patches Where You Can Force Fall to Happen

Every Autumn, there are more and more elaborate haunts and spooky attractions to choose from in Southern California, but there’s something to be said for going back to basics: searching for the perfect pumpkin to take home. Many people get that ritual October urge to buy a pumpkin when they’re...

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