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Paul Debevec traces his inspiration to Back to the Future.; Credit: Photo by Ryan Orange

This Is How You Replicate Brad Pitt's Face

One of the 54 fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People Issue 2015. In 1985, pretty much every teenager in America saw Back to the Future. Where some found a cautionary if comic tale about the unexpected dangers of tinkering with technology, Paul Debevec had a different reaction: He wanted......
Jaime Hernandez; Credit: Photo by Ryan Orange

Jaime Hernandez: Love & Rockets' Femme-Forward Cartoonist

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2014 issue. Check out our entire People 2014 issue. Cartoonist Jaime Hernandez is happy to talk about Love & Rockets, the seminal indie comic series he's been writing with his brothers Gilbert and Mario for more than 30 years. Just don't......
Caitlin Doughty

Caitlin Doughty: The Millennial's Mortician

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2014 issue. Check out our entire People 2014 issue. Caitlin Doughty has been on the phone a lot lately, fighting with the California Cemetery & Funeral Bureau about what she can and cannot do with a corpse. A licensed mortician......
Anna Greer  Credit: Kevin Scanlon

Anna Greer and Tina Stormberg: Owners of L.A.'s Oddest Bikini Shop

href="https://www.laweekly.com/microsites/people-2013/" target="_blank">One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here. Best friends since preschool, Anna Dewey Greer and Christine (Tina) Stormberg moved from Omaha to Los Angeles to open a bikini shop that was also a life/art project and......
Al Gelato's Spaghetti and Meatball; Credit: Emma Courtland

Happy National Meatball Day! + Where to Go For Spaghetti and Meatballs

It's been a tough year for meatballs, smothered with lingonberry and scandal. But tomorrow, on National Meatball Day, we put all of that behind us and celebrate with spheres of seasoned meat made from government-sanctioned non-companion animals. Because that's the true meaning of National Meatball Day. Any of the entries......
Elemental Superfood Seedbars; Credit: Aaron Stein-Chester

Elemental Superfood Seedbars: Gluten-free and Still Delicious

Three years ago, Nicole Anderson started making Elemental Superfood Seedbars out of necessity. The mother of a child with autism, Anderson noticed dramatic shifts in her daughter's behavior when she ate wheat, dairy and sugar, the cornerstone ingredients for almost all conventional snack foods. So Anderson created her own snacks......
Daisies; Credit: Criterion

A Cinema Feast from the Criterion Collection

The cinephile's film-distributor, the Criterion Collection, has been growing a compendium of supplementary film materials on their website -- essays, features, news, press, photos -- and last month it added small but strong tribute to food in film. Felicitously titled "A Criterion Feast," the piece offers a look at fourteen......

10 Best Paletas in Los Angeles

A paleta is, ostensibly, an ice pop. One made in-store and by hand, using recipes guarded like family jewels, in flavors carried over from Mexican favorites: ciruela pasa (prune), grosella (currant), guanabana (soursop), guayaba (guava), jamaica (hibiscus), nuez (walnut), pepino con chile (cucumbers with chile) and tamarindo (tamarind). Yes, a......
Tentacle Grape Soda; Credit: Joe Peeler

Top 5 Pop Culture Snacks at Comic-Con 2012

Because it's like Wimbledon for weird shit, because man cannot subsist on breakfast burritos alone, because there's three months allowance burning holes in pockets, and because shuffling laps around the San Diego convention center in an homemade Iron Man suit will work up a mighty appetite (even if it is......