Kevin O'Keeffe

A screenshot of a Girl Scout Cookie Program webpage; Credit: Girl Scouts of the USA

5 Spots Enterprising L.A. Girl Scouts Should Set Up Shop

Girl Scout Danielle Lei is 13 years old, and she's a goddamn genius. As reported widely (but first by Mashable) last Friday, Lei set up shop to sell Girl Scout Cookies in front of The Green Cross, a dispensary in San Francisco. She promptly sold 117 boxes in two hours - just......
Robert Cron (left) and Terry Chiu are the masterminds behind GameHäus Café in Glendale.; Credit: Terry Chiu

GameHaus Cafe, a New Glendale Hangout Spot With 700 Board Games

If you're an Angeleno looking to take a Risk, break monotony's Monopoly on your life and say "Sorry!" to the usual weekend routine, have the guys behind GameHäus Café got an offer for you. Robert Cron and Terry Chiu have thrust themselves into a new venture in Glendale that opened......
Vivis Colombetti; Credit: Lorena Alamillo

How Do You Translate Menopause The Musical Into Spanish?

When playwright Jeanie Linders interviewed translator Vivis Colombetti for the job of translating her 2001 show Menopause The Musical into Spanish, Colombetti couldn't get the scribe to laugh. Linders was "very no-nonsense," Colombetti explains. As the interview wound down, Linders asked why Colombetti should be hired to translate Menopause into......
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A Hulu Series Goes Inside the World of Sports Mascots

When Josh Greenbaum was a kid, he wasn't too excited by the actual gameplay at sporting events. His attention was always on the sidelines -- the giant bird, or the goofy lion. "I was always just intrigued," Greenbaum says of his interest in mascots. "As I got older...the question started......

Have a Grand Birthday

Even L.A. landmarks deserve a great first birthday -- and Grand Park is no exception. The downtown venue is turning a year old in style, with a One-Year Anniversary Celebration Picnic that's free to the masses. With live blues featured for the park's annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days concert,......

Get Your Yacht On

If you previously thought of Yelp solely as a vehicle for posting harsh reviews of that awful sushi place you just went to, you're missing out on a much better use for the site: party planner! In Marina del Rey this weekend, Yelp is throwing a party on a yacht......

Sculpted Culture

As the Music Center kicks off its new season, World City, so launches the first program, a sculpture: Exxopolis. This isn't your garden-variety sculpture, of course -- instead of being admired from afar, Exxopolis seeks to be interactive. You experience it by walking through, making for a veritable mazelike experience......

Fair Game

Ready to "unleash your inner fair"? That's the slogan for this year's L.A. County Fair, and though it's not immediately clear what an "inner fair" is, we suspect it involves some combination of silly music, Ferris wheels and funnel cakes. For kids, there are the usual hits: a carnival, a......