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FEATURED ACTION: Tell Your Senators to Defend the EPA<p>A bill introduced in Congress February 3 is designed "To terminate the Environmental Protection …

Slipping Through The City: Bristol Turns Street Into A Water Slide

Summer hasn't officially begun, but that isn't stopping the city of Bristol, England, from closing off traffic so people can ride a nearly 300-foot-long water slide down the street.<p>Called the Park and Slide, the one-day attraction is the work of artist Luke Jerram, who tells the BBC that he was …

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A Little Riot: Matthew McMilon's Re-Presentation of Gender Identity

"Chalon," 2014 Digital C-Print, 44 x 30.<p>Matthew McMilon wants you to see it all. And he's not afraid to show it.<p>With a bold marriage of his passion …

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Crisp and Puffy Tex-Mex Tacos at Arturo's in Los Angeles

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>We've seen puffy tacos before in Los Angeles. Classy casual chef Josef Centeno's downtown spot Bar Amá offers them as a near rite of passage for anyone looking to break into LA's Tex-Mex game. But after Bar Amá, the …

Louis Theroux returns to BBC2 with Los Angeles documentaries

Presenter has been living in California city for a year and has produced films on terminal illness, sex offenders and feral dogs<p>Louis Theroux will return to BBC2 later this year with three new films promising to take viewers to the most "extreme parts" of Los Angeles.<p>The documentary maker and …

How to Prepare Your Mustang for Winter Driving

It's never good to break down, but breaking down in the middle of winter is even more unpleasant. The following are steps you can take to prepare …

Los Angeles Completes the World's Largest LED Street Light Retrofit

According to an article by Justin Gerdes for Forbes, last month the city of Los Angeles completed the world’s largest LED street light retrofit, …

Airbnb-Affiliated Lobbying Group Defeats Venice's Attempt To Regulate Vacation Rentals In Los Angeles

Charming, beachy Venice is a popular spot for vacation rentals, and way more now that vacation rental site <b>Airbnb</b> has made it super-easy for anyone to rent out an extra room (often tax-free!), so a few months back the Venice Neighborhood Council decided to look into the impact short-term rentals are …

Sign up for Cons Project: Los Angeles

CONS Project: Los Angeles is the next edition of a global creative initiative by Converse CONS, to help the next generation of creative spirits. A …

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Will: Keep Kids Away From Los Angeles

TMZ has obtained a copy of the 2004 will of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away from a drug overdose early this month.<p>According to the …

Dwell on Design 2013 Kicks Off this Weekend in Los Angeles

Dwell on Design, America’s largest modern design event, is set to kick off this Friday at the Los Angeles Convention Center! This annual exhibition …

5 Beautifully Historic Places to Get Married in Los Angeles

Over at our retail-obsessed sister site Racked LA, they're celebrating Weddings Week, dedicated to throwing an amazing wedding in Los Angeles, from the dress to the food to the flowers. Today they're mapped out 16 particularly stunning venues; and now we present you with a little more on five of …

'Entourage' Movie Begins Shooting In Los Angeles And Miami

The feature film reunites the show's original cast, led by Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven. Also starring are Billy Bob Thornton and Haley Joel Osment as father and son, Larsen and Travis McCredle.<p>Entourage creator Doug Ellin is directing the feature …

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The Best House in Los Angeles is About to Be Flipped

brody house 1013<p>[Photos by Elizabeth Daniels]<p>Being in the <b>Brody House</b> in Holmby Hills, you understand all the cliches you hear about good architecture: it can't be captured in photographs or described in words, it just fucking feels good. It feels good to sit in and to walk through, and to watch …

Los Angeles Launches First Bicycle Friendly Business District

Los Angeles just launched the city’s first Bicycle Friendly Business District (BFBD) in Northeast L.A., and it will serve as a pilot program for a …

It's Just Become Cheaper to Rent in Los Angeles Than to Buy

Los Angeles has the highest percentage of renters in the country, and it's not looking like our spot at number one will be challenged any time soon. The high cost of home ownership has made it officially cheaper to rent a place in LA County than to buy one, says the <i>LA Times</i>, citing a RealtyTrac …

A Los Angeles symphony conductor finds himself in the middle of a Venezuelan protest

Gustavo Dudamel is the 33 year-old wunderkind conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.<p>He's also from Venezuela and has become the most public face of Venezuela's famed national music education program, called "El Sistema." El Sistema is a federally funded government arts program, but, throughout …

Walking Tours of Los Angeles from the Beaches to the Mountains

01 of 13<p>Red Line Tours<p><b>Red Line Tours</b> is the biggest commercial walking tour company in Los Angeles. They offer the Behind the Scenes Tour of …

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Tales from the Los Angeles Poverty Department: A Gentrification Story

The projects of LAPD, a Los Angeles theater group, almost always come with a political agenda. The group collaborates with low-income communities on everything from plays on prison psychology to Skid Row versions of Fluxus happenings.<p>May the shopping carts of LA roll on in their victory …

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What Happened to Los Angeles' Streetcars?

In 1920, 90% of all trips in the United States were made by rail; the nation had 1,200 electric streetcar and interurban railways with 44,000 miles …

Tallest Green Wall in Los Angeles to Adorn Oldest LEED Platinum Building in Southern California

The historic PacMutual campus in dowtown Los Angeles recently became the oldest building in Southern California to achieve LEED Platinum …

Los Angeles Unified School District chooses Office 365 for faculty and staff

The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest school district in the U.S., has selected Office 365 as its faculty and staff email …

How The Her Filmmakers Created A Utopian Los Angeles Of The Not-Too-Distant Future

In the not too distant future, the skyline of Los Angeles will be full of 80-story high-rise towers. The air will be clean, the traffic nonexistent. Parks will thrive on rooftops. It will be a simple bullet train ride to the sea or the mountains. At least that's the LA writer/director <b>Spike Jonze</b> …