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Why This Might be Elvira's Last Comic-Con (as Elvira)

Cassandra Peterson has been playing Elvira, the self-proclaimed Mistress of the Dark and horror movie hostess for 35 years, and she's been attending Comic-Con as the character for longer than she can remember. “I was going through my records trying to find the first Comic-Con I came to, and it...

Second City Takes Aim at Police Brutality in Afros and Ass Whoopins

In 2016, anyone with a Facebook account is already familiar with images of police pointing guns in the faces (or at the backs) of African-American citizens. Most recent were the twin shootings of Baton Rouge’s Alton Sterling and Minnesota’s Philando Castile within a 24 hour period earlier this month...

Scenes From Inside Comic-Con's "Rave of Thrones" and Other Nerd Parties

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not really a party person. My Friday night plans typically involve snuggling up with some comic books and specifically not going to a hot new club. But, in the spirit of trying new things, I decided to dive headfirst into the Comic-Con...

11 Cheap and Free Things to Do This Week

Comedians go head to head with cats, astronomers hang out for beers and more things to do and see in L.A. this week for 10 bucks or less. Maurice Pialat's films don't evince an especially uplifting worldview, but UCLA has chosen an optimistic title for its tribute to the late...

These Martial Artists Use Marijuana to Get to a Higher Level

On a Sunday afternoon in Santa Monica, dozens of men and women in rash guards and bathing suits grappled on the mats they’d set up at the beach. “If you want to roll, just fill out a waiver,” one woman told a curious young man who’d approached. “The snacks are...

Meet Chris Fleming, a Man Who's Man Enough to Admit He's Afraid to Talk to Men

It's not often you hear that a piece of art — or anything, really — was inspired by the cock-rockin' all-American sounds of Philadelphia quintet The Hooters. Comedian Chris Fleming didn't even know the band existed until recently, when he heard their 1985 hit "And We Danced" on the radio...

Can Cooper Hefner Make Playboy Cool Again? We're About to Find Out

I'm standing next to a row of Reagan-era cultural artifacts: an Indiana Jones fedora, a prop lightsaber, a Centipede arcade game. They're on display inside a dusty fabric factory in downtown L.A. that's been refashioned into an art gallery and, for one night only, a monument to nostalgia erected by Cooper...

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

An punk rock tribute to Johnny Ramone in a cemetery, a screening of The Muppet Movie, fri 7/22 As nice as it is that we live in a society that values comfort, once in a while it's fun to get dressed up. Stylish Angelenos break out their seersucker suits and...

Garry Marshall Was a Jedi Master of Morally Complicated Movies

Garry Marshall is gone, and his passing may have many wondering if all our happy days are behind us. But the magic of Garry Marshall was that the happy days never existed in the first place; he just made you believe they were there. When he created the ’50s-era sock...

15 Things Everyone Going to Comic-Con Should Know

Congratulations! You've done it — you got passes to the five-day geek Valhalla known as San Diego Comic-Con. You’ve been initiated into a ritualistic annual pilgrimage for many a comic/sci-fi/fantasy fan, and it’s going to change your life. But before you set out on your journey, you'll want to prepare...

15 Things to Know Before You Go to Comic-Con

Congratulations! You've done it — you got passes to the five-day geek Valhalla known as San Diego Comic-Con. You’ve been initiated into a ritualistic annual pilgrimage for many a comic/sci-fi/fantasy fan, and it’s going to change your life. But before you set out on your journey, you'll want to prepare...

How the Mythic K-Town Bad Girl Saved Artist Hellen Jo

Hellen Jo can’t get the mythic figure of the K-Town tough girl out of her head. Even as an adult she admits to “worshipping a delinquent teenage vision.” But the image is so pervasive, it “still drives [her] work today.” Growing up San Jose, the illustrator thought about this badass...

The Definitive Ranking of L.A.’s Tourist Traps

As with any popular tourist destination, L.A. is home to certain spots that large crowds of out-of-towners are compelled to flock to. You’ll see them on every entry-level list of must-sees in L.A., all over Instagram and in the opening credits of TV shows like The Hills or 90210. But...

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

An encased hamburger makes an appearance in a West Hollywood show this week, and a Chicago-based photographer pokes at grand architecture. Still hungry Vinny Dotolo, whose newest restaurant project is Jon & Vinny’s on Fairfax, tried his hand at curating for M+B’s new show, “Please Have Enough Acid in the...

30 Years Ago, L.A.'s Girls of the Reagan Era Weighed in on "Feminist Jerks"

Thirty years ago, for the July 11–July 17 1986 issue of L.A. Weekly, writer Terry Novak penned a cover story called, “Girls of the Reagan Era.” In the same issue, Torene Svitil wrote a feature on Betty Frieden and feminism called “Liberating Age,” Carolyn Reuben wrote on the cutting-edge science...

Big and Little Edie Beale Set Their Dysfunction to Music in Grey Gardens

In concept, Grey Gardens The Musical, about two women who (seemingly) had it all and then lost it, resonates with meaning, especially if you’re a woman. For one thing, it’s a mother-daughter story, of which, unfairly, there are far fewer than father-son. For another it’s a story about age and...

10 Awesome Pieces of Public Art in San Pedro

Museums are great, but you don't always have to head to an art-world establishment to see beautiful works. Fortunately, Los Angeles is filled with art in public places, whether they're impromptu works of street art, commissioned pieces or gifts to cities. On a recent Sunday, I hit up San Pedro,...

The Hammer's Made In L.A. Isn't Really About Newness or L.A. — But That's OK

"Newness is, like, the least new thing there is," says an unnamed woman who's wearing a hoodie and staring at herself in a mirror. She's a reluctant theorist and a character in the screenplay-as-essay that critic Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer wrote for the "Made in L.A. 2016" catalog. This "Made in L.A." is...

The Complete N00b's Guide to San Diego Comic-Con

Congratulations! You've done it — you got passes to the five-day geek Valhalla known as San Diego Comic-Con. You’ve been initiated into a ritualistic annual pilgrimage for many a comic/sci-fi/fantasy fan, and it’s going to change your life. But before you set out on your journey, you'll want to prepare...

From Beyoncé to Jessica Alba, Brian Keith Thompson Has Become Piercer to the Stars

Although it may seem like piercing is as simple as sticking a needle through someone’s skin, anyone who’s been doing it for a while can tell you exactly how much of an art form that is. There’s a big difference between your friend piercing your earlobe in the bathroom during...

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