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How It's Done: T-shirt Stencil

Photograph by Mindee Choi    1Sketch an image on paper. Cut out a piece of freezer paper about three to four inches larger than the shape you’ve drawn. Tape the paper...

Hand Made in L.A.: The Fix Is In

Fugetsu-do Confectioners For more than a century, this Little Tokyo shop has been making soft, powdery mochi sweets from glutinous rice with untraditional fillings like peanut butter, strawberry, and green...

Handmade to Play

Photograph by Misha Gravenor Custom Bikes While most bicycles, even from American companies, are manufactured in Taiwan, Gregory Townsend (above) offers something almost unheard of these days: road and fixed-gear bikes built by...

FAQ: The Friday Afternoon Question

The phone rings, email dings. I do my best to answer. Martha, who posed the question, was calling me from Mississippi. We had a nice chat, she made...

Arias with a Twist

It wasn’t until the final curtain when four young puppeteers dressed entirely in black velvet took a bow alongside performer Joey Arias that I realized two things: The cast...

More Hanukkah Happenings

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Ho Ho Eco

Ever thought your fresh, lush, evergreen Christmas tree could get any…greener? Landscape architect Scott Martin, aka “Scotty Clause,” is seeking to change the way California celebrates Christmas with...

Does Your Sufganiot Soar Above the Rest?

 Don’t have a good latke recipe yet? You’re in luck. Israel’s national airline El Al has released recipes for the in-flight Hanukah treats that will be served to thousands...

Dancers Body

When I take hip hop class at Millennium Dance Complex in North Hollywood, I’m usually surrounded by skinny dancers in oversized T-shirts and baggy sweats. On Nov. 21st, however,...

Driving along Mulholland near Coldwater Canyon, I’ve seen a big sign on the hillside with a D painted on it. It’s in the Disney font. Does it belong to a member of the Disney family, an employee, or just a fan?

Somewhere from his deep freeze, Uncle Walt is applauding your font detection skills. Yes, that 14-foot-tall sheet metal letter is an artifact from the Happiest Place on Earth. It...