James Bartlett

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  • 6 days ago | Halloween

    Halloween is almost here, and among the costumes and candy corn it seems that people have an insatiable thirst for the bloody real. Podcast My Favorite Murder, documentaries Making a Murderer, The Witness and Amanda Knox, countless TV shows and, o...

  • 21 days ago

    By now everyone and their dog has taken a selfie at Urban Light, the LACMA landmark composed of 202 glowing street lamps (which went half dark earlier this year for repairs). Subvert expectations: Go somewhere that's hidden inside the austere Depa...

  • 21 days ago

    If you've been in the vicinity of Wilshire and Fairfax in the past several months, there's little chance the new look of the Petersen Automotive Museum has escaped your attention. Covered in stainless steel ribbons meant to represent speed and mov...

  • 21 days ago

    We're all searching for that special somewhere to hide from the daily craziness, and who would have thought there was a secret garden in a hotel that's a favorite hangout for lawyers, politicos and other suits? Hidden atop the DoubleTree by Hilton...

  • 23 days ago | Alcohol & Spirits

    Bird’s nest soup sounds like it shouldn’t exist. But it does, and it truly is soup, with a real bird's nest as the main ingredient.  It’s no potato and leek, that’s for sure. But bird's nest, sometimes called the “caviar of Asia,” might just ...

  • 4 months ago | Culture

    The distinctive U.S. Bank Tower is the tallest building in town (at least until next year), and now new owner OUE has opened Skyspace, an attraction that includes Skyslide, a 45-foot-long, glass-and-steel tube that winds around the outside of the ...


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