A Look Inside Tarzana’s Hypnosis Motivation Institute

Getting a certificate requires a year of training—and $15,000

The Original Hipsters Moved to Silver Lake Over 100 Years Ago

Artists, activists, architects, and socialists have long called these hills home

Hidden: Three Unforgettable Abodes

theessentials_masa_t Skinny House
Completed in 1932 on a dare that the new owner of the 500-square-foot lot couldn’t build a livable place (a family of six resided here in the ’50s), the Long Beach home is nearly ten feet wide—narrower than a Mini Cooper. » 708 Gladys Ave.

Secret L.A.: The Unusual Resting Places of Three Famous Figures

The remains of Pio Pico, Mahatma Gandhi, and Richard Neutra aren’t where you might think they are

The Best Spots to Secretly Get Hitched Inside Disneyland

An Oakland couple pulled off a guerrilla wedding inside the Enchanted Tiki Room. Here are other park places to say "I do"

Standing Silent: Four Studio Landmarks That Hide in our Midst

Film editor and historian Robert S. Birchard puts Hollywood relics back in the spotlight

The Oscar Statue Gets a Makeover

The new Academy Award has sharper eyes, a more defined mouth, and it looks like he's been working out.

Explore Secret Museums and Abandoned Asylums on Obscura Day

Skeletons, marionettes, and bunnies have visiting hours on Saturday

L.A.’s Hidden Past: The Airport Ghost Town of Palisades Del Rey Has Nearly Vanished

People used to say that Palisades del Rey, aka Surfridge, was a colony for the deaf. It wasn’t.