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Best Adult Ballet Classes

Conventional wisdom tells us that ballet is one of those things that you have to learn as a child. (Putting on a tutu and pointe shoes for the first time as a grownup just feels wrong.) The techniques take years to master, and adult beginners often are ignored in open......
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Best Vegan Shop

For vegans and the lactose-intolerant, Vromage is the place to live out your cheese fantasies. There are piles of "veganzola" (the most popular item), brie and camembert, smoked gouda and spicy cheddar, all made from nut milk, seeds and olive oil. The shop, located in a strip mall just east......
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Best Bicycle Shop

Whether you're an everyday bike commuter, a weekend trail warrior or the occasional CicLAvia participant, you need a good set of wheels. The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Golden Saddle Cyclery have you covered, and won't get all snooty if you don't know your stuff. Kyle Kelley and Thomas "Woody"......
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Best Feminist Art Space

In the tradition of the Woman's Building, Womanspace and other past feminist art spaces in Los Angeles, the Women's Center for Creative Work (WCCW) is a hub for rad ladies working in artistic and creative fields. It was founded in November 2013 by Katie Bachler, Kate Johnston and Sarah E......
Luis Alfaro in St. Jude; Credit: Craig Schwartz

When an Actor Bleeds Onstage Every Night

The stage design is sparse: a wooden podium in the center, a table and school desk on either side. Luis Alfaro, the noted Chicano playwright and native Angeleno, walks over to the table, on which rests an old-school overhead projector. It displays a hand drawn map of Highway 99, that......