How an Adorable, Grinning Dumpster Fire Became a Symbol for 2020

It was quite a year for an L.A.-based artist's small, smiling trash bin
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Devendra Banhart and Simphiwe Ndzube: Kindred Spirits Connect at an L.A. Gallery

The Venezuelan-American musician-painter and the South African multimedia artist talk about their upbringings, inspirations, and making art with a sense of humor
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In a New Prequel to ‘The Great Gatsby,’ Nick Carraway Gets His Own Mystery

Michael Farris Smith's 'Nick' asks us to consider the backstory of a narrator who proves to be as illusive as Gatsby himself
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Black History Month Spotlight: Queer Nightlife Pioneer Jewel Thais-Williams

Every weekday this month, we're profiling fascinating figures from L.A.'s Black history
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Things to Do at Home, in the Car, or Outdoors This Weekend

The L.A. Zoo reopens, Patton Oswalt brings live comedy to your living room, and more
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You Should Really Go Funko Yourself

The beloved maker of those little vinyl collectibles is finally offering fans a chance to create personalized Pops
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Disneyland Is Giving Another Controversial Attraction a Non-Racist Makeover

After years of complaints, the Jungle Cruise will no longer negatively depict native people
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This Photographer Has Spent 30 Years Capturing L.A.’s Subways as They Take Shape

Ken Karagozian decades-long project of heading underground and shooting Metro's construction projects exists where documentary meets fine art
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Phoebe Bridgers Promised to Cover the Goo Goo Dolls If Trump Lost. He Did, and the Song Is Here

The recording she made with Maggie Rogers will be available for just 24 hours, raising funds for Fair Fight
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Black History Month Spotlight: Jazz Legend Charles Mingus Made the Complicated Simple

Every weekday this month, we're profiling fascinating figures from L.A.'s Black history