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James Bartlett

Nakisa Aschtiani

An NYC Program to Foster Women Playwrights Is Coming to L.A.

The cliché is that L.A. is heaven for screenwriters and that playwrights find a happier home in New York. Now She NYC Arts, a festival devoted to producing full-length plays, musicals and adaptations by women writers, is bucking the trend and heading West. With the deadline of November 1 fast......
The Addams Family's cultural relevance has way outlived its TV run.; Credit: Filmways Television

On Halloween, a Deceased Child Star Gets the Sendoff He Deserves

The member of the Addams Family — Morticia, Gomez, their children Wednesday and Pugsley, Grandmama and Uncle Fester — are still warmly welcomed at almost every home this time of year, even though they were originally only on our screens for two seasons over 50 years ago. Reunions, remakes and two......
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Best Place to Relax With Cats

Others might be nipping at its heels, but Crumbs & Whiskers, which opened in September 2016, was the first cat cafe in Los Angeles. Legend says the very first opened in Vienna more than a century ago, but in more recent times it was a phenomenon that spread from Taiwan......
Credit: Courtesy Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Best Hidden Gems

The Tyrannosaurus rex is still hunting down the Triceratops in the entrance hall of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, where one of the most dazzling exhibits can be found in the Gem and Mineral Hall. Head into the darkness and seek out the 2,000 or so glittering......