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Anna Jones

Dino Anello scans the goods at a yard sale.; Credit: Photo by Anna Jones

These Yard Sale Bargain Hunters Are Making a Killing Off Your Junk

It is 7 a.m. on a Saturday, and Dino Anello is cruising the back streets of Beverly Hills in his Champagne-colored Camry. With him is his affable brother-in-law, Ryan Paul, as well as a documentary cameraman, who monitors the action from a remote-controlled cab camera mounted under the rearview mirror......

All You Need Is (Jewish) Love

Tu B'Av, a lesser-known Jewish holiday that celebrates love, is just around the corner. Sometimes called the Jewish Valentine's Day, Tu B'Av encourages matchmaking, lowered inhibitions and a general receptivity to all things mating-related. To mark the occasion, the East Side Jews, a self-proclaimed "irreverent, upstart, nondenominational collective of Jews......

Flaming Youth

Modern flappers and dapper daddies, this is your night. The Last Bookstore, which hosts weekly SpeakEasy! open-mic nights on Mondays, is kicking it up a notch tonight. Local theater company the Savage Players is using the bookstore's grandiose backdrop -- soaring ceilings, marble pillars -- to present its new production,......

Send in the Clowns

Remember going to the circus as a kid? The peanuts and cotton candy, the lights and colors, the amazing performances that stunned even your parents? Prepare to relive that giddy joy as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey comes to downtown Los Angeles for one week of its "Built to......

Send in the Clowns

Remember going to the circus as a kid? The peanuts and cotton candy, the lights and colors, the amazing performances that stunned even your parents? Prepare to relive that giddy joy as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey comes to downtown Los Angeles for one week of its "Built to......

Circus of Sensuality

The Lucent Dossier Experience is known for its brand of hedonistic creativity a la Burning Man, with past shows featuring aerialists, sword swallowers and fire dancers. But in the troupe's new "Private Party" series, Lucent Dossier Private Party V & VI, the performers aren't onstage or removed from a passive......
Carla Esparza; Credit: Kevin Scanlon

Carla Esparza: The Girl Who Could Kick Your Ass

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here.In January, Carla Esparza became the first Invicta Fighting Championships Straw-weight Champion in Women's Mixed Martial Arts. The gorgeous 25-year-old, ranked No. 1 in her weight class in the world, says......
Camille and Kennerly Kitt

Identical Twins Who Play Harp Duets

See also: *5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week *10 Best L.A. Art Galleries For Partying Martin Schoeller's new show "Identical: Portraits of Twins" at ACE gallery in Beverly Hills is interesting enough on its own, but the opening this past Saturday was an unusual and memorable experience......
Performers Moira MacDonald

Silver Lake's Gay Rights History… As Told By Puppets

See also: *5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week *L.A.'s Best Experimental Puppet Theater *Move Over, West Hollywood -- Silver Lake Is the True Gay Mecca *Silver Lake Has Always Been Gay, Readers Say Let's face it, puppets are cool. Automata, the non-profit experimental puppet theater and workshop......

Rules for Radical Puppets

Automata Los Angeles, a nonprofit arts organization founded in 2004, is known for cutting-edge theatrical experiences that blur the lines between performer and performance objects through, yes, experimental puppet shows. Located in a modest space on the charming, pedestrian-only Chung King Court in Chinatown, tonight begins the second and final......