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6 things to do this weekend in SoCal

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| Our picks include not one, but two music festivals at Watts Towers, a block party in Santa Monica and, of course, a pumpkin patch.

‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal plays Boston bombing survivor who lost his legs

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Actor Jake Gyllenhaal discusses portraying a real-life survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

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Former Playboy playmate, employees on Hefner's divisive legacy

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On Wednesday, Hugh Hefner, the founder of “Playboy” magazine, passed away in his home at age 91. An artistic pioneer, a civil rights activist, a philanthropist and a controversial womanizer, Hefner wore many hats in shaping American pop culture.

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'Playboy' founder Hugh Hefner, champion of free speech and 'smut', dies at 91

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Hefner's magazine was blamed for (or credited with) setting off a cultural revolution in America, but within a few years he was branded a male chauvinist.

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Puerto Rican artist Sofia Maldonado on her homeland's humanitarian crisis

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After finishing her mural for a Pacific Standard Time show in Long Beach, Maldonado's planned return home was canceled by Hurricane Maria.

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Behind the scenes at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

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The Frame's John Horn tours the construction site of the museum that is set to open in 2019, next door to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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'Lucky': A tribute to Harry Dean Stanton that he never saw

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The actor stars as an elderly, chain-smoking, rough-around-the-edges Navy veteran who bears more than a slight resemblance to Stanton himself. But he died before seeing the finished film.

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Hollywood Bowl ticket prices, parking to increase

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Most tickets will go up by $1 to $10, depending on the section, time and type of event. The L.A. Phil says the new prices will help offset increased production, labor, marketing and artists’ costs.

What we learned from the guy who watched 24 hours of Facebook's new video platform

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Buzzfeed News' former head of video, Henry Goldman, tells us what makes Facebook videos successful. Spoiler alert: It involves good content and (surprise!) audio.

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