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Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

As you hastily wrap presents or finalize Christmas plans, here are some things to help you slow down a bit, from a live reading of "A Christmas Carol" to an art gallery open house.

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Vice's Shane Smith wants his company to be the voice for millennials

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The company's founder and CEO says Vice is just like other big media companies, just "weirder" and "younger."

Fortuitous timing for web series, 'The Secret Life of Muslims'

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After the presidential campaign in which Donald Trump made controversial comments about Islam and Muslims, a documentary series attempts to set the record straight.

'Walt Disney brand empire genesis document' up for auction

This week, fans celebrated what would have been Walt Disney's 115th birthday — and this Friday, they have the chance to stake a claim to some of the rarest items in Disney history.

'It's (Sexy) Asian Men!' Hallelujah! — New short is all male machismo

The short film "It's Asian Men!" aims to tackle a big issue: Why Asian-American men are rarely cast on TV or in movies as the romantic lead.

'La La Land' director taps into the unglamorous side of LA

Filmmaker Damien Chazelle used his personal experience of feeling isolated and alone to make a film that's a love letter to the city.

Hallelujah: Listening party in LA to honor Leonard Cohen

The influential singer/songwriter is being remembered Thursday in a free four-hour listening party outside on downtown L.A.'s Music Center Plaza, with a playlist curated by Cohen producer Hal Willner.

How 8 flavors have defined American cuisine

In her new book, Sarah Lohman says that a handful of flavors have emerged to become fixtures of American cuisine over the years.

Beyoncé, Adele nominated for top 3 Grammys

Beyoncé and Adele were nominated for album, record and song of the year. Beyoncé leads overall with nine nods, followed by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West, with eight each.

What will happen to LA's underground music scene after Oakland warehouse fire?

Emily Friedlander of Vice Media says there are underground music communities around the country and that the scene is L.A. is "very large and very active."

Nick Cave doc 'One More Time With Feeling' is a touching portrait of grief and creativity

Months after the death of his son, Cave approached his friend/director Andrew Dominik with the idea to film the recording of his latest album, "Skeleton Tree."

Donald J. Trump: The video game

At least five video games starring President-elect Trump have come on the market this year. Some carry a very pro-Trump message; others are decidedly anti-Trump.

On stage and radio, Sandra Bernhard speaks her truth

Sandra Bernhard brings the raucous style of her one-woman stage shows to radio with her SiriusXM talk show "Sandyland."

Asian-American comics go from sideshow to main stage

After a year of getting sidelined in Hollywood, Asian-American comedians celebrate their first mainstage show at the popular Upright Citizens Brigade.

Repeal Day 2016 deals for Los Angeles

Bottoms up! It's Repeal Day, when we toast the end of Prohibition. To celebrate, several bars are offering drink specials.

Santa's Village hits a snag on opening day

After an 18-year closure, Santa's Village in Lake Arrowhead was set to reopen on Friday. Unfortunately, the festivities hit a snag, a force of nature even Santa Claus couldn't control: wind.