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Celebrities Will Never Be the Resistance

Along with about 750,000 other people, I showed up to the Los Angeles Women’s March in January in a state of shock, looking for catharsis and some indication of what to expect from the burgeoning mainstream resistance movement. The size of the crowd was a hopeful sign, signaling collective anger...

There Is No Overstating How Terrific Hamilton Is

When Hamilton was performed for the Obamas in 2016, Michelle Obama is said to have called it “the best piece of art in any form that I have ever seen in my life.” Did she overstate things? Now that I’ve seen the show (for the first time), I don’t think...

¡Murales Rebeldes! Chronicles L.A.'s Erasure of Important Chicano/a Murals

In the new book ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals Under Siege (Angel City Press, $40), authors Erin M. Curtis, Jessica Hough and Guisela Latorre investigate the legacies of Chicanx murals in L.A. that have been censored, whitewashed, neglected and/or intentionally destroyed because of their controversial content, and were at risk...

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

A pop-up tribute to the Trial of the Century, a Japanese family festival, a solar eclipse viewing at Griffith Observatory and more fun stuff to do this week for $10 or less. Since he was in high school, Brentwood native Adam Papagan has been giving tours — unofficial and later...

A Version of Nude Texting Installation The Way of the Modern Man Pops Up at Union Station

When L.A.-based artist Jana Cruder is observing her subjects while they send and receive text messages on their smartphones, she's most interested in seeing their spines. That's why, for the purposes of her art installation The Way of the Modern Man, Cruder encourages her subjects to remove as much of...

Hamilton Fans Went Wild For a Free Performance and $10 Tickets to Opening Night

As one of the first lines of his eponymous musical describes him, Alexander Hamilton was the “10-dollar founding father" — the first treasury secretary's face is literally on the $10 bill. As such, it’s part of Hamilton’s culture to offer a few people a chance to see the show for...

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

KCON returns to DTLA, revelers party like it's 1929 aboard the the art deco decked-out Queen Mary, David Arquette does stand-up, and more fun stuff to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 8/18 You can get your fill of Korean culture any day of the week in L.A.,...

Ralph Holguin Went From Washing Cars in Torrance to a Reality Show About His Customs Garage

Ralph Holguin has always maintained a pretty simple policy throughout his life. Whatever it is he’s doing, he’s going to try to be the best at it. When he dropped out of school at the age of 16 to focus more on what would soon become a career washing cars,...

"Drinkin' Smokin' & West Coastin'" Is a Love-Hate Letter to L.A.

Like many underground live-work spaces throughout Los Angeles, Think Tank Gallery fell victim to the city-wide crackdown on illegal-occupancy warehouses following the deadly Ghost Ship fire in Oakland last December. In March, the popular street art collective was forced out of its warehouse space in the Fashion District after receiving...

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

This week, an artist introduces a new "neuroscientifically driven" car, and 120 children exhibit their artwork in 10-by-15-foot museum. Goddess ghosts A face painted on plastic hangs at the top of the carpeted stairs leading up to Abode Gallery. You have to push past it or duck under it to enter...

You Can Visit Pennywise the Clown in a Dilapidated House at the Corner of Hollywood and Vine

Viral movie marketing has been a thing since before we were using the word "viral" with our current post-millennial frequency and zeal. In the late '90s, there was the campaign to convince the world that The Blair Witch Project was based on a true story and that a trio of...

The Rise and Fall of a Nudist Colony That Scandalized L.A. in the 1930s

Deep in the Cleveland National Forest, high above Lake Elsinore on the border of Orange and Riverside counties, there is a winding road called Ortega Highway. Although it is only 40 or so miles from Los Angeles, it feels like another world — this is Trump country, biker bar country,...

Tilda Swinton Surprises a Suicidal Man in a Campy New Comedy

In Byron Lane’s shtick-filled comedy at Celebration Theatre, a flamboyant figure claiming to be actress Tilda Swinton (Tom Lenk) shows up on the doorstep of a suicidal man named Walt (Lane) and inspires him to accept himself and get on with his life. “Tilda Swinton” is a curious name to...

Exclusive: Marciano Art Foundation Joins PST: LA/LA With an Exhibit of Latin American Art

The Getty's already massive PST: LA/LA initiative, a cross-institutional exploration of Latin American art "in dialogue with L.A.," just got bigger with the late inclusion of Marciano Art Foundation. Drawing from Guess Jeans founders Paul and Maurice Marciano's collection of contemporary art, the newish Wilshire Boulevard museum is mounting an...

The Biologist Who Discovered Famed Mountain Lion P-22 Wants Your Help Studying L.A. Wildlife

In February of 2012, Miguel Ordeñana got a surprise, something he would later describe as being "like seeing Bigfoot or chupacabra for the the first time." The L.A.-based biologist was working on the Griffith Park Connectivity Study. It was a project with very little funding, and Ordeñana was putting in...

Next Fest Is L.A.'s More Diverse, More Convenient Sundance Film Fest

The folks at Sundance know that only a privileged few can afford to hightail it up to Utah for a week in winter to catch their famed film festival. They’re fully aware that the types of diverse programming they’re developing may not be seen by the people who may benefit...

An Art Supplies Store in Reseda Is Closing After 57 Years, and the Valley Is Mourning

On a muggy Wednesday evening in the San Fernando Valley, Continental Art Supplies' best customers pack the Reseda Boulevard shop for an invite-only event, filling baskets to their brims. For decades, Continental has been keeping students and professionals stocked with pencils, paper, oils, pastels, watercolors and brushes. Now, just weeks...

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

Artist celebrate classic album illustrations, CicLAvia comes to San Pedro, a comedian talks science, and more to do and see in L.A. this week for 11 bucks or less. Sales of vinyl albums have spiked in recent years because, among other reasons, people still value the aesthetics of buying music...

10 Reasons to See Hamilton in L.A.

If you're a person who is alive, chances are you've heard about Hamilton, the hip-hop musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton created by Lin-Manuel Miranda. First opening off Broadway in 2015, the show has since turned into a phenomenon, winning 11 Tony Awards and becoming one of the most sought-out...

Where the U.S. Meets Mexico, a Surfer-Artist Is Making a Statement About the Absurdity of Borders

In Border Field State Park, on the beach where San Diego and Tijuana meet, a fence made of poles a few inches apart, stretches from the sand into the water, extending just past the surf break. Artist Diego Palacios saw this border for the first time on a surf trip...

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