This year's People issue celebrates the 56 Angelenos we find most intriguing. Among those 56 are fashionistas, musicians and novelists -- and, of course, the movers-and-shakers in Hollywood.
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"I'm a collector of characters. We're a very interesting breed."
Doron Ofir, 41 — original casting director of more than 100 reality productions, from RuPaul's Drag Race t ... More >>
L.A. is the unofficial capital of drag. Yes, New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco are formidable contenders too, but thanks to the "sickening" mainstream success of RuPaul's Drag Race (which is filmed here in Los Angeles), the per capita queen count in Cali has gotten kinda cray-cray.
After the co ... More >>
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In high school, Michael Lucid was an artsy, friendly kid who floated around from one campus clique to the next. "I was more approachable and kids felt comfortable talking to me," he says of his time at S ... More >>
Hosted by Rubén Martínez and Raquel Gutiérrez, Loyola Marymount University, KCET Community Television and VARIEDADES present The Ballad of Ricardo Flores Magón at the Ford Amphitheatre September 28, 2012, 8 p.m., 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. The show features Quetzal, augmented by members of ... More >>
You probably know him as Damian, the flamboyant scene stealer from the 2004 film Mean Girls, where various quips ("I want my pink shirt back") earned Danny Franzese a modest cult following consisting primarily of tweens and queens. While his film cohorts Tina Fey and Lindsay Lohan graduated to 30 Ro ... More >>
The fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race sashays back onto the LOGO Network on Monday, but this week, the queens from the show (past and present) descended upon -- where else? -- West Hollywood for flamboyant carousing as only an elite clan of glamazon cross-dressers could.
The official premiere par ... More >>
Blackeyed Soul ClubOur mixed bag of holiday treats this week features soul, art noise, Russian-themed revelry, Prince sounds and retro-electro raving.
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Blackeyed Soul Club moves to a groovy new locale, The Monty Bar, a wood-covered bar with spacious dance floor and great sound. ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Detox Icunt and Willam Belli nail it as rivals Cristal and Nomi.The glitzy getups. The awesomely ridiculous dialog. The impassive sex. The cringe-worthy acting. And, it's set in Vegas, baby! If any film is rife for theatrical parody, it's Showgirls. (One of its stars actually did ... More >>
How we dress can send messages not only about who we are and what we like but also where we're from. There is no singular "L.A. look," and Silver Lake isn't all beards and ironic T-shirts, either.
Still, there are certain aesthetics -- in the form of everything from accessorie ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Prince Poppycock is pretty in Pride.You can always expect a few things on the music stage during LA Pride weekend: powerhouse divas belting, audacious drag queens, lithe boys shaking it in something skimpy, highly danceable grooves throughout and in between it all, and signers int ... More >>
Lina Lecaro The Lady is a vamp.
The hedonistic mystique of '90's New York club kid culture has been slowly bubbling beneath the surface in Los Angeles for a couple years now, and after last night, it's fair to say it's officially exploded into a full blown resurgence. Influential dance diva ... More >>
In every competitive reality show, there is always the one person who is eliminated so early in the season that you never really get to know him or her. In season three of RuPaul's Drag Race, that person is Venus D-Lite.
All images courtesy of Venus D-Lite Venus D-Lite is the drag persona of ... More >>
Lina LecaroRDR3 contestant Yara Sofia works it (and skirts it)It may be all about illusion, but ironically, we find RuPaul's Drag Race to be one of the "realest" reality/competition shows on television. Behind the big wigs (and quips), inch-long lashes, and sequin slew, these dynamic drag per ... More >>