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Shark Wheel; Credit: YouTube/TheSharkwheel

L.A. Skateboard Company Reinvents the Wheel. Literally.

Like most parking lots, the one outside downtown's Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator is flat and fairly vast — a skateboarder's dream of a canvas. David Patrick, 48, looks at ease as he glides along the smooth concrete, drifting his longboard in a gentle left and right zag. "I just love......
The Wee Chippy's French fries; Credit: Colin Young-Wolff

Top 5 Venice Beach Snack Shacks

Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (due out Oct. 3), we'll be bringing you periodic lists of some of the best things we've found to eat and drink around town. Ice cream sandwiches and bowls of tsukemen, fish tacos and dan dan mien, cups of boba and......

The Funny City

Imagine, for a second, if every one of your high school classmates turned out to be a comedian. Just spend a few minutes reveling in the hilarity that undoubtedly would ensue at your reunions. Oh, what wouldn't you give to be a fly on the wall at that comedy-laden soirée?......

You Should Be Dancing (Yeah!)

Do you have an urge to boogie that you just can't satiate? Feel like it's been too long since you've felt the funk? As part of the Music Center's summer Dance Downtown series, you can learn some gnarly new disco moves that will help you unleash that suppressed dancing queen......

Camp Classics

If either summer camp or comic books were part of your past, and an affinity for comedy and live music is part of your present, then Captured Aural Phantasy Theater has a treat that will tickle the nostalgic part of your funny bone. Fresh from performing at Comic-Con, this theater......
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Is the Sunset Strip Music Festival Struggling?

Now in its sixth year, the Sunset Strip Music Festival attracts sweaty denizens to Sunset Boulevard every summer, many dressed in leather pants and other hair metal-era duds. The entertainments include food trucks, booze and a long list of bands, who play on outdoor stages and at the indoor venues......

Step Right Up

Performing talent from all over the globe comes together for almost a full month's span of Cirque-a-Palooza, a circus extravaganza hosted and co-produced by Cirque du Soleil comic-act designer Stefan Haves. Standards have been raised since the phrase "Run away and join the circus" was coined; now genius is now......
Cory Monteith; Credit: Via Wikipedia

Westboro Baptist Church Condemns Cory Monteith, and All of Canada

When thousands of devastated fans tweeted such goodbyes as #RIPCoryMonteith and #InMemoryOfCoryMonteith after the young Glee star's fatal heroin-and-alcohol OD on Saturday, a new trending hashtag spread among the "Gleek" twitter community: #GleeksAreStrongerThanWBC. The always-unwelcome Westboro Baptist Church has brought a virulent new level of hate to bear on Monteith's......
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