Blood Ties

Will stockpiling children's umbilical cord stem cells protect them from disease later in life? An entire new industry—and fearful new parents—are banking on it

14 Offbeat and Interesting Things to Do This Weekend, 7/1

Stuff your face at 626 Night Market or get patriotic on a themed hike to the Hollywood Sign

Fed-up Westsiders, Valley-ites Trying to Bring Down Waze

Some locals, allegedly, have lowered themselves to reporting fake crashes
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How a New Batch of Apps Is Boosting the Profiles—and Fortunes—of Unlikely Celebs

Everyone from the Real Housewives to the U.S. President's ex-wife are raking in dough making short, personalized videos for fans
Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart Is Back, Y’all

The comedian signed a four-year deal with HBO for content that will be released starting early next year
Los Angeles Artists

Los Angeles Artists Are Revolutionizing the Game, and You Need to Start Paying Attention

The Live Arts Exchange will put up works by the city's visionaries October 16 through the 25

3 Mind-Blowing Things You’ll See at the L.A. County Fair

We’re not talking about deep fried butter
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Can a New App Save Lives When the Big One Hits?

It may only give a few seconds’ notice–but we'll take that over the alternative