Masked monsters -- or actors -- may be screaming and grunting for our attention at theme park-style events around town this Halloween, but there are plenty of places in Los Angeles for a trip into the city's past. Back in the days when "trunk murders" caught the public imagination and it was easy t ... More >>
One of the most gorgeous old silent-film-era relics in West Hollywood -- the Pickfair Studios, on a plot of land known as "The Lot" -- just got ruthlessly gouged by a demolition crane.
The redevelopment gore can be blamed on CIM Group, the real-estate investor who owns the historic cluster of build ... More >>
We've been big fans of Menu Design in America since it came out in autumn of 2011. It's big, beautiful and lovingly curated by Taschen editor Jim Heimann, an obsessive menu collector and self-admitted menu thief. Now that we've had time to pore over the book, which features plenty of menus from Los ... More >>
CANNES, FRANCE -- That faint noise wafting in mid-afternoon from across the Atlantic will not be the cacophony of bravos raising the Grand Palais roof in appreciation of the 65th Cannes Film Festival's opening attraction -- rather it will be the sound of the prolonged smooch that the fest's ... More >>
White as Larry Page's asscrackIt's one thing to brush off Cesar Chavez Day in favor of some old German corpse's 200th birthday (OK, fine, Robert Bunsen's burner is pretty nifty, as far as lab miracles go), but Cinco de Mayo? Damn. Google must really hate Mexicans.
Even in the U.S., everyone ... More >>
THIS COMING WEEK'S COMPREHESIVE THEATER LISTINGS ARE EMBEDDED WITH THE LATEST NEW THEATER REVIEWSAlso at your fingertips, this week's THEATER FEATURE: an Off-Broadway roundupLUMINOUS BIRCHRandy Sean Schulman applies the convention of silent film to live theater. With a group called The Collective, ... More >>
Charlie Chaplin, center, shakes hands with an admirer during a break in Chaplin's paternity-suit trial filed by Joan Barry. Attorney Jerry Geisler stands to the right.Photo: LA Herald-Examiner/LAPL CollectionClick image to enlarge
If you can't take the heat -- well, let's just say that the Hollywood Wax Museum has announced plans to auction off James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and nearly 200 other wax figures on May 1. The housecleaning sale is the first in the museum's 44-year history and offers something for every genre of c ... More >>