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9 Cheap and Free Things to Do This Week

A '40s-style Memorial Day party, a screening of Idiocracy and more to do and see this week for 11 bucks or less. One of Terry Gilliam's many films to be well-received by critics but not make much money, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is this week's midnight offering at the Nuart. John...

A Former Member of a SoCal Cult Explains How Film Helped Him Start Over

“All of my footage I memorized because I lived it and shot it, so it was my journal in a way,” says Will Allen, director of his strange but true documentary of a small cult formed in the ’80s, of which Allen was a key member. “I was only able...

Chronicling the Weirdest Horror Movie Deaths of All Time

During a recent phone conversation with Jeff Kirschner, Canadian movie blogger, podcaster and co-author of the new book Death by Umbrella: The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons, I had an epiphany: horror fans are smarter than everyone else. OK, maybe not smarter, but more emotionally and psychologically sophisticated. Rather than...

Who is Sasha Grey? My Day with L.A.'s Most Misunderstood Sex Symbol

I'm at a chic West Hollywood café, where the tables are evenly spaced and the dimly lit room reverberates with chatter. A vaguely Latin waiter holds up a chalkboard with the day's specials. Right on time, the maître d' brings a brunette over and presents her to me as if...

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

A down-home fair in canyon country, a peek at the dystopian future in which Trump is president, a pop-up dinner inside a video cube, and more of the best stuff to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 5/27 At one point in L.A.'s cultural consciousness, Pippi Longstocking was...

10 L.A. Activities That Are Fun Even When You're Sober

http://chinatownsummernights.com/ On an average weekend in L.A., some of my favorite activities include patio drinking, beer garden drinking, before-noon drinking, bar hopping and beach drinking. But I also see the value in non-alcohol-fueled activities, if for no other reason than it’s good to change it up and give my vital...

Can Kids Deter Graffiti Artists? Downtown Developers Hope So

L.A. continually struggles to find its footing when it comes to public art. While graffiti proves a nuisance to some city officials, plenty of citizens keep fighting the good fight to preserve the art of graffiti. Murals define so many parts of the city, even while artists seem to struggle...

Look Inside a Door Within a Door Within a Door at a Downtown Gallery

This week, artists stage a daytime variety show in a mystery theater, and an exhibit downtown features ambitious, quirky takes on the "exquisite corpse" concept. Coming undone The endlessly enigmatic Guy de Cointet was old-school L.A. artist Larry Bell’s assistant. De Cointet staged language plays and invented his own codes...

David Miscavige's Father Exposes Scientology's Cruelest Policy

There’s a long literary tradition of celebrities’ children writing vicious take-downs of their parents. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford both had daughters who wrote books painting them as drunken tyrants who used their children as props to enhance their public image; one of Bing Crosby’s sons wrote a similar screed...

The World’s First Streamable, Binge-Watchable Opera Is Being Made in L.A.

Mansplaining. The term may have been coined in the 21st century, but the practice is as old as, well, men. As a graduate student at Yale in the 1990s, Lisa Bielawa became fascinated by stories of young women across history who experienced hysterical fits and the men who consistently spoke...

A Highland Park Artist Uses Animals to Capture the Messiness of Human Life

From her studio in Highland Park, Deedee Cheriel can gaze out at the natural elements that surround her. Trees, mountains and Southern California's greenery serve as the backdrop for the sound of birds chirping. Stepping into her workspace, a studio that sits close to her home, Cheriel often takes the...

Mad Max-Style Rides Reigned at This Post-Apocalyptic Car Show

This is not your typical car show. Instead of boasting slick and shiny paint jobs, the vehicles clustered together at Alpine Village came in dusty, matted hues mottled with rust splotches. Weighted down by spare tires and supplies and marked by details that more closely resemble graffiti than custom car...

9 Cheap and Free Things to Do In L.A. This Week

Comedy, vegan comedy, psychic comedy and more fun stuff to see and do in L.A. this week for $10 or less. L.A. has all kinds of vegan events — even vegan comedy. Kate Berlant, Zach Sherwin and Andrew Michaan host what's perhaps the first and only Los Angeles Vegan Comedy...

Fred Willard is 76, Has a Sketch Troupe, Isn't Slowing Down

Some 76-year-olds do crossword puzzles to keep their minds sharp. Fred Willard writes sketches. “Every week I try to make it a point to write [one],” he says. “I’ve got about six cardboard boxes full of sketches. Some I look at and say, ‘What was I thinking? This is no...

Why Two Dramas By the Same Writer, Director and Theater Company Are Very Different

Consider this thought experiment: Imagine two plays written by the same playwright, directed by the same director and produced by the same presenter theater. Now imagine that one of the plays originated in the time-honored fashion of authorship — from inspiration through completion — written by a single human; imagine...

The Dodgers' New Organist Might Sound Familiar — He Plays For the Kings and Lakers Too

If you take in a baseball game at Dodger Stadium this summer, you might get the feeling that you’re in Staples Center. That’s because longtime Los Angeles Kings and Lakers organist Dieter Ruehle is the new organist for the Dodgers. Being the man behind the keyboard for three professional sports...

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

Magic: The Gathering fans gather, bikers ride for Ronnie James Dio, vegans tell jokes and more cool stuff to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 5/20 It's a weird time to be a Magic: The Gathering fan — illustrators Wayne England and Christopher Rush died within a day...

A Magician Enlists Frank Oz and Mark Mothersbaugh for His One-Man Show

Derek DelGaudio’s new solo show at the Geffen Playhouse’s blackbox theater is a lot different from other one-man ventures. For one thing, there’s magic. And unlike the impulse to overshare that weighs down so many other autobiographical efforts, DelGaudio cloaks his personal storytelling in mythological allusions and tall-tale imagery, casting...

A Maniacal Cartoon Cobra Slithers Into a Mid-Wilshire Gallery

A painter hangs some of his work outside in Mid-Wilshire, and downtown, another painter powwows with a geologist and a marine biologist. Composed spirituality Linda Stark’s Purple Protection Potion is a gooey, small work. Petals, herbs, stones and glass eyeballs bulge from beneath the translucent pink and purple paint, which drips...

Mourning The O.C.'s Marissa Cooper 10 Years Later

It’s been 10 years since 18-year-old Marissa Cooper was tragically killed in a Newport Beach car accident. Still I find it hard to think about "Coop," as she was known to her closest friends, without an overwhelming sense of sadness. Which might sound perfectly natural except that Marissa, for the...

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