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Mike Cincola

The $1.20 Thrill Ride, Looff's Lite-A-Line

The bell rings, and some 20 heads hunch over rows of glass-topped tables, eyes locked on the tiny metal balls ricocheting across numbered, color-coded boards. Green 4, red 2, blue 5 — the players race to connect the dots in a straight line. Within three minutes a winner is called......
Tziporah Salamon: “That’s why I came — to take on those Hollywood actresses."; Credit: Photo by Ari Seth Cohen

Tziporah Salamon Wants to Teach L.A. How to Dress

On a Sunday afternoon, Tziporah Salamon has gathered a handful of students at Golyester Vintage Clothing on La Brea and set them loose among the racks of coats, capes and dresses. "Just take it all in," she instructs the group of mostly middle-aged women. "Really zero in. That's how we start;......
Rad vintage figurines make visitors wax nostalgic.; Credit: Rachel Heller

The Nerdiest Holiday Display in Los Angeles

See also: *5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week *Our Calendar Section, Listing More Great Things to Do in L.A. Nothing says happy holidays to a nerd like a shelf full of vintage action figures in Santa caps. That's the sight that greets customers outside Curry House in......