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I was at the new Maywood Riverfront park, and there was a huge golden statue of an important-looking fellow. Who is he?

Photograph courtesy biography.com The 15-foot-tall monument honors Rubén Darío, “the most famous poet of the last thousand years,” according to über-fan German Peña. The Nicaraguan writer, who died in 1916,...

Library Tower is L.A.’s tallest building. What’s the largest?

Photograph courtesy Business Insider You thought you saw ambitious closet space on Cribs, but the four buildings that take up the most square feet hold lots of clothes. Del Amo...

Naming Names

Illustration by Tim Bower I understand that we live in an every-kid-gets-a-trophy society. I get that in this Monsanto age of factory farming, we should celebrate individuals who grow...

Parks and Wreck

 ANTELOPE VALLEY INDIAN MUSEUM 
Built: 1928. 
Bet you didn’t know: The original builder hid a workshop in the tower designed to look like a Bavarian chalet. It is reached...

Ración

The Spanish shareables served at Old Pasadena’s striking new arrival further blur the line between small plates and tapas.

Shock and Ahhh: A Peek Inside The Santa’s Workshop Of Sex Toys—Our First NSFW Slide Show!

Bronzed boners, rubber phalluses, synthetic buttocks, and God-knows-whats. (Seriously, we don’t know where they go or how they work.) Sex toy manufacturer Doc Johnson makes 330,000 pleasure-giving products each...

Star Power

Graphic by Bryan Christie In 1923, developers hoping to attract home buyers to their rustic hilltop attached wood-and-tin letters to a bunch of telephone poles and erected the city’s most...

Team L.A.

Water polo player Tony Azevedo Tony Azevedo Tony Azevedo Boxer Joseph Diaz Jr. Joseph Diaz Jr. Joseph Diaz Jr. Indoor volleyball player Logan...

There’s a famous story about Orson Welles going to Pink’s and consuming 17 hot dogs. Is this true?

Illustration by Jason Schneider Paul and Betty Pink opened their Hollywood hot dog stand in 1939, just before Welles began work on Citizen Kane. While the legendary actor-auteur was an...

Insider News: KTLA Co-Anchor Wendy Burch Talks The Newsroom

Plenty of critics—both professional and otherwise—weighed in on the debut episode of Aaron Sorkin’s new series, The Newsroom, which premiered on HBO last week. Between the buzz and the...