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  • A Look Inside the O.J. Simpson Pop-Up Museum in Chinatown
    August 18 at 1:38 p.m. by Timothy Norris

    From magazine covers and a library of books to football jerseys and an honest-to-God 1992 Ford Bronco, the objects inside the new O.J. Simpson Pop-Up Museum in Chinatown are monuments to one of America's most horrifying crimes and polarizing…

     
  • The Cutest Cats and Humans We Saw at CatCon 2017
    August 14 at 1 p.m. by Star Foreman

    According to conservative estimates, attendance at this weekend's CatCon L.A., held at the Pasadena Convention Center, topped 30,000 humans and 162 cats (not to mention the odd human-cat hybrid, like original Catwoman Julie Newmar). Squees filled…

     
  • The Haunting Beauty of the Spooks and Specters of Scare L.A.
    August 8 at 4:22 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Scare L.A., the area's first Halloween fan convention, celebrated its fifth year by moving to the L.A. Convention Center's spacious digs. After a day of monster makeup demos, VR experiences and celebrity meet-and-greets (the Crypt Keeper and…

     

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  • Sexy Sailor Moon Fans Celebrated the Anime Classic in Style
    August 7 at 6:39 a.m. by Shannon Cottrell

    Adult fans celebrated International Sailor Moon Day on Friday, Aug. 4, at the cosplay club night Legend of the Moon, organized by fashion designer and former Project Runway contestant Carrie Sleutskaya. The evening at Union nightclub included…

     
  • Lucha VaVOOM Just Had the Freakiest Quinceañera You've Ever Seen
    August 4 at 12:13 p.m. by Timothy Norris

    Lucha VaVOOM celebrated 15 years at the Mayan Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 3, in grand style with the luchador bouts, sexy stripteases and comedy acts that have made the event legendary the world over. Li'l Cholo caught Dirty Sanchez sleeping on his…

     
  • This Never-Before-Seen Art by Kurt Cobain Goes on Display Today
    August 3 at 12:09 p.m. by LA Weekly

    UTA Artist Space, the Boyle Heights gallery opened by the United Talent Agency late last year (amid a swirl of initial controversy), has headed north this weekend for the Seattle Art Fair. Among works by artist Mike Kelley, Joe Bradley, Nate…

     
  • A Demented Circus Took Over the Queen Mary This Weekend
    July 30 at 8:30 p.m. by Jared Cowan

    The dark spirits that linger on the Queen Mary arose early this year to welcome guests aboard the majestic ocean liner's first Sinister Circus Costume Ball. Halloween enthusiasts brought their A-game to the boat's top deck while mingling with some…

     
  • This Exhibit Celebrates the Power and Importance of LGBTQ Art
    July 28 at 2:31 p.m. by LA Weekly

    It's been a demoralizing week for LGBTQ Americans and their allies. Donald Trump made the hasty and unprovoked decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military, despite their profound bravery and dedication even before they could…

     
  • From Gal Godot to Harrison Ford, We Did Some Major Star-Gazing at Comic-Con 2017
    July 24 at 3:25 p.m. by Ryan Orange

    Besides the cosplay, the VR fan experiences and the partying, Comic-Con still revolves around the big-name panels, from trailer premieres to franchise announcements. Didn't make it to Comic-Con? Or did you make it to Comic-Con but not make it into…

     
  • The Best Cosplay We Spotted at Comic-Con 2017
    July 24 at 3:11 p.m. by Ryan Orange

    As always, Comic-Con attendees let their fandom flags fly and sported elaborate get-ups celebrating pop culture franchises new and old. On the convention floor, we spotted a spot-on Cersei Lannister (flanked by the Mountain, Littlefinger and Robb…

     
  • A Glimpse at the World of Adult Babies Through L.A.-Based Photographer Polly Borland's Lens
    July 18 at 12:20 p.m. by LA Weekly

    This summer, for the first time in more than 15 years, all of the images from Polly Borland's book The Babies, a photographic journey into the world of adult babies, will be on display. The show, which opens at Mier Gallery on July 22 and runs…

     
  • Fans Celebrate the Sexy Sci-Fi Art of <i>Heavy Metal</i> Magazine in Santa Monica
    July 18 at 9:11 a.m. by Levan TK

    Artists and fans alike gathered at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica on Saturday, July 15, to celebrate 40 years of America's preeminent illustrated science fiction and fantasy magazine, Heavy Metal. More than 150 pieces of art published in the…

     
  • A Glimpse at <i>Star Wars </i>Land and Great Cosplay at Disney's D23 Fan Con
    July 17 at 1:46 p.m. by Star Foreman

    D23, Disney's biennial fan convention, held court at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend, less than a week shy of San Diego's Comic-Con. This year's con featured appearances by Mark Hamill and Stan Lee; unbelievable cosplay for the…

     
  • The Breathtaking Beauty of Echo Park's Lotus Blossom Festival
    July 17 at 12:26 p.m. by Star Foreman

    In the summer of 1975, Echo Park hosted the first Lotus Blossom Festival, a celebration of its namesake flowers and of Asian culture. Each year a different Asian culture is showcased, and this year — the fest's 37th — Bangladesh was the host…

     
  • Revelers Channeled Their Spirit Animals Amid Massive Sculptures at Animal Soul
    July 16 at 10:34 a.m. by Shannon Cottrell

    On Friday, July 14, partiers gathered at Figat7th to get into spirit-animal mode as they celebrated fantastical creatures from the imagination of artist Jason Hackenwerth. The sculptor's medium of choice is the latex balloon: He inflates hundreds…

     
  • The Best Costumes and Cosplay of 2017 So Far
    July 13 at 3:11 p.m. by LA Weekly

    WonderCon, Anime Expo, Monsterpalooza, East L.A. Comic Con, the Renaissance Pleasure Faire ... we're only a little more than halfway through 2017, and there's already been a gazillion occasions for Angelenos to show off their best cosplay. And,…

     
  • 40 Years of <i>Heavy Metal</i> Magazine's Sexy, Sci-Fi Covers
    July 13 at 11:47 a.m. by LA Weekly

    In the spring of 1977, an English-language version of the French magazine Métal Hurlant launched in the United States, and teen boys' lives were never the same. In celebration of 40 years of Heavy Metal, Copro Gallery in Santa Monica is…

     
  • Here Are 45 Photos That Show Anime Expo Is the Olympics of Cosplay
    July 3 at 2:49 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Mermaids and elves and Pokémon, oh my! Anime Expo has always been the Olympics of cosplay, with attendees spending all year creating and executing costumes so they can live out their fondest dreams of being anime. We went from South Hall to West…

     
  • Dressing Up the Afterhours Parties at Anime Expo 2017
    July 3 at 2:35 p.m. by Star Foreman

    South Hall may close at 6 p.m., but the party goes all night long at Anime Expo. Every night has a different shindig, and we stayed up till 2 a.m. on a school night to get you the best photos from the best parties. From Cosplay Deviants' annual…

     
  • The Beautiful People at the Summertramp Pool Party Extravaganza at the Escondite
    July 3 at 11:18 a.m. by Colin Young-Wolff

    For the seventh anniversary of its "pansexual DTLA waterpark extravaganza," on Sunday, July 2, Andrés Rigal's Summertramp turned the Escondite parking lot into an Astroturf wonderland filled with water slides, pool toys, Jello shots and dancing.…

     

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