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Off-Ramp Recommends treating your sweet tooth

LA Cookie Con has sweet bites for everyone: traditional, sweet, savory, salty, and – of course, because this is L.A. -- plenty of vegan and gluten-free treats, too.
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Archival photos document the real ‘Zoot Suit’

The production of "Zoot Suit" at the Mark Taper Forum blends fact and fiction to tell the story of contentious trail of the Sleepy Lagoon murder. The library has the original story!
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Ava DuVernay's latest film '13th' unpacks the 13th amendment

"The systems of oppression have made black people terrified of their own selves is one of the saddest statements in the film."
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La Santa Cecilia on love, life, and who had the sorriest rice

After their most recent Grammy nomination for their album "Buenaventura," the band decided it was time to get back to basics. "Amar y Vivir" will drop this spring.

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The too-short career of installation artist and farmboy Jason Rhoades

What might you find in a Jason Rhoades installation? Bongs, a stuffed snake riding an electric train, an entire room laid out like an Ikea showroom, neon signs spelling out nicknames for the vulva, orange extension cords, restaurant shelving.
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New Hollywood bar Girl at the White Horse says 'drink at home'

"What we wanted to do was make it as simplified as possible. You can call your spirit and we’ll probably have one mixer with it. Almost the way you’d come home from work and just pour something."

Los Angeles Public Library Herald-Examiner Collection

LA Mayor Bowron's role in the Japanese American internment

On the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, LA City Archivist Michael Holland tells us the story of Mayor Fletcher Bowron's support for the criminal mistreatment of his city's Japanese-American citizens.

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REVIEW: LA Opera's 'Abduction from the Seraglio' more fun than it needs to be

The audience for LA Opera’s “Abduction from the Seraglio’’ had been treated to a perfect, yet not-overly-familiar, necklace of Mozart arias and ensembles. It was a great night for our local opera company. And yet…

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"Dear Hesam, we arrived." A son's waiting game

32 year-old Hesam Moazzami was excited to see his parents--something he'd done only twice in 7 years. Then suddenly, the family's plans for the future went dark.

Song of the Week: LA Chamber Orchestra, Kodaly, and coffee

The people who brought you the giant inflatable rabbits and the giant musicians along the 110 bring you a coffee break Wednesday with two veteran string players from the LA Chamber Orchestra.