Tyler Dixon and Heather Kasprzak met as nemeses at the Super Bowl in Dallas in 2011. Both had created award-winning ads selected out of thousands by Doritos to air during the Super Bowl. Both were also hoping to be ranked No. 1 by the USA Today Ad Meter, which would award them the $1 million Doritos ... More >>
If nations were built on the Principles of Pie -- flaky crust, freshly made filling, everything baked with dedication and love -- we'd likely have a more contented, albeit fatter, populace. Until then, there's Republic of Pie, a newish North Hollywood cafe.
Open since mid-January, the cafe is spac ... More >>
Alissa WalkerCould this be L.A.'s transportation future?
Where once art originated from the front seat of a freewheeling Los Angeles vehicle -- Ed Ruscha's Every Building on the Sunset Strip photography series, Dennis Hopper's Double Standard photograph of a gas station -- our kill-me-now tr ... More >>
Shannon CottrellHatsune Miku in concert at Anime Expo
Read more in "Best of the Cons Part 1: 8 Standout TV Shows, Cosplays, Games and More from 2011."
Is Southern California the land of the superfan? Maybe. At the very least, it's the land of the fan conventions. Trying to hit up ever con in ... More >>
Tomato Battle SoCal
Put on your oldest, grubbiest red t-shirt for what promises to be Southern California's largest fruit fight. Throw tomatoes with wild abandon, but remember: All tomato acceleration such as water balloon launchers, tennis ball throwers and rackets are banned.
Where: L.A. County F ... More >>
The 25th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, held last weekend at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, was a convention like no other we have attended. There were a few of the typical activities-- autograph signings, a custom car contest, games for the kids-- but the real action took place off the ... More >>
President Obama should be damn proud of the 2010 car-theft report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, craftily titled "Hot Wheels":
Nationally--and for the first time since 2002--thieves preferred domestic makes over foreign brands. Ford took three spots, Dodge two and Chevrolet held o ... More >>
Hot WheelsPartytime.Really, really sorry we even have to use the word "Carmageddon" again, but -- as we pointed out in our FAQ section -- once that thing gained SEO power, there was no stopping it.
On the final day of the countdown to this weekend's 405 closure, we bring you perhaps our most ... More >>
Self-serve bypass, sucka!If there's a hell on Earth, we're pretty sure it's the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Not only does a simple license/registration errand eat up the better part of an afternoon, but a cacophony of cranky employees and crankier babies makes it the worst aftern ... More >>
Zev's BlogCharge this, China.The kids were apparently getting tired of pushing around those frumpy old Ford Crown Victorias that used to epitomize the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
A few lucky deputies have since upgraded to the menacing, pitbullish Dodge Charger -- and so upgrade ... More >>
barbie.comLooking to cut out that long wait between childhood phenomenon and big-screen blockbuster, El Segundo-based toymaker Mattel has begun developing toys that have Hollywood storylines and direct-to-film pedigree built in.
New York Magazine's Vulture blog reports that Mattel has alrea ... More >>
If you happened to be looking for Octavio Becerra, Ludo Lefebvre, Leo Bulgarini or Susan Feniger yesterday, they were all at the Petersen Automotive Museum, and no, they weren't ogling over the Hot Wheels Hall of Fame. Ludo was busy churning cornichon sorbet out of his Pacojet to adorn cups of cold ... More >>
Boys and girls as young as five stood in line alongside bespectacled, nearly middle-aged men on a chilly Friday night to pay tribute to an icon and hero: Prince Adam of Eternia, more popularly known as He-Man.
Ivan FernandezThe line that would eventually wrap around the corner began at the en ... More >>
The Associated Press reports that El Segundo-headquartered Mattel Inc. has been granted an exemption from a federal law requiring that toy makers have their products tested for lead content at third-party laboratories. Instead, the makers of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels will be allowed to test its ... More >>