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The year was 1947. Headlines announced the establishment of the Cominform and the formation of the CIA that marked the non-declaration of the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
In suburban Glendale, meanwhile, a differ ... More >>
By Liz Tracy
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When you were getting dressed today, what made you put on the tutus?
It actually takes weeks of preparation. We just wan ... More >>
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Better than... watching Skrillex on YouTube.
This year's Hard Haunted Mansion -- the two-day electronic m ... More >>
B. MesirowThe Soda Case at Mitsuwa
In recent years the Japanese people have displayed a radical and unique sense of style and an amazing ability to innovate and create in fields as diverse as clothing, video games, game shows, and urination technology, among others. It should come as no surp ... More >>
Zachary Pincus-RothThe line to meet the online comedy duo Smosh
An army of teens sporting Justin Bieber haircuts, donning animal hoods and wielding Flip cameras invaded the Hyatt Century Plaza in Century City Thursday through Saturday for the second annual Vidcon, which is making a push to be ... More >>
James "Nocando" McCall titled one of his first solo releases, "Nocando is a Virus." And like any virus, he's innately aware of the importance of mutation. By 25, the Leimert Park-raised rapper had toured the country with Project Blowed avatar, Aceyalone, won Scribble Jam, dropped a pair of al ... More >>
Tonight, Anamanaguchi plays The Roxy with Peelander-Z and, tomorrow, the 8-bit punk band behind the music for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game will head down to Meltdown Comics, where they will appear inside the Nerdist Theater.
Right before the band left for South by Southwe ... More >>
Camilla d'Errico is part of a generation of artists whose work is as recognizable in art galleries as it is at fan conventions. Equally known as a painter and comic book creator (Tanpopo), d'Errico frequently depicts female characters that appear both hauntingly beautiful and fearless. Her new book ... More >>
See more photos in Shannon Cottrell's gallery "Devil's Playground Presents Anime Babes."
Over the course of the past two years, we've seen the burlesque performers from Devil's Playground channel fan favorite characters like Link and Zelda (Video Game Girls), Catwoman (Comic Book Vixens), and, of c ... More >>
Why do cute girls like to dress up as Pikachu? It's a question for the ages. Pikachu is Nintendo's small, chubby, ground-dwelling rodent whose main powers are electricity and getting cute girls to wear short yellow skirts. You'll see them at every anime or comic book convention, rain or shine. I'd p ... More >>
Poke 'her m..., nah too easy.Ah, "synergy"...
The LA Weekly's Style Council blog has a new post by our friend, the amazing and talented Gendy Alimurung, about sexxxy girls who enjoy dressing up like Pikachu from Pokemon.
It's about time that this neglected and misunderstood segment of the p ... More >>
Check out Shannon Cottrell's photo gallery for more scenes from the show.
The first time I saw Melt-Banana, the Japanese noise rock band blew my mind. It was at Silverlake Lounge and their amps were so big that they barely fit on the stage. The sound was so intense that leaning against the wall fe ... More >>
Ah, Vegas. Sometimes we envy your laissez-faire ways. Sometimes we just shake our heads in disgust. We're not sure what to do with this one: You're letting minibuses displaying exotic dancers cruise up and down the strip. Really?Deja VuDeja Vu Las Vegas -- without the wheels.â€‹I mean, we California ... More >>
Inside Second Street Jazz Club on December 18, a floor full of dancers cleared to make way for a spritely trio who took their places in a straight, horizontal line in front of the stage. As DJ Yuki mixed hyper Eurobeat-style music, similar to what one might hear during a game of Dance Dance Revoluti ... More >>