Outdoor Roller-Skating Rinks Are Popping Up All Over L.A.Not unlike surfing and skateboarding, roller-skating is one of those sports coded into L.A.’s DNA: Venice’s beachside roller-dancing scene of the ’70s and ’80s is credited with spawning a worldwide cultural phenomenon—not to mention films like Xanadu; Skatetown, USA; and Roller Boogie—even though in-line skates were invented…
The Best L.A. Pride Celebrations, from West Hollywood Pride to Dyke DayAs June rolls around each year, we bust out the rainbow flags and prepare to celebrate all things Pride. Los Angeles holds the distinction of being the home of the first public LGBTQ Pride parade ever staged, and West Hollywood Pride remains one of…
SNAPSTAR Dolls Want Kids to Imagine Growing Up to be InfluencersFor generations, dolls have encouraged kids to imagine different grown-up occupations; Barbie alone has been everything from a McDonald’s cashier to a jet pilot to a firefighter. But this is 2019, so now we have an entire line of “social media influencer” themed dolls, and…
Vintage Images of L.A. Kiddieland Beverly Park Bring a Bygone Era to LifeWhether you’re a transplant or a native Angeleno, you’ve got to know your Los Angeles history. Quick: Did you know that before the Beverly Center sprouted up on the corner of Beverly and La Cienega boulevards, there was a picturesque amusement park on the…
A Teachers Strike Is Coming to L.A. Here's What You Need to Know.The looming strike of some 30,000 L.A. school teachers–the first strike of its kind since 1989–raises lots of questions for students, parents, and concerned observers. What exactly is going to happen when the bell rings on Monday and members of the United Teachers…
These L.A. Institutions Have Kids Covered During the Teachers StrikeAs of this rainy Monday morning, LAUSD teachers are officially on strike. That means the families of approximately 600,000 students have to decide whether to cross picket lines and send their kids to school to be minded by subs or keep them home till the strike…
This Unborn Child Has 62k Insta-Followers. Welcome to the Fisher Family.Local couple Madison and Kyler Fisher’s third daughter, Halston, is due in early March–and tens of thousands of people are eagerly awaiting the announcement. The yet-to-be-born baby’s Instagram account, @halston.blake, has over 62,000 followers. And while that may seem like a lot for a fetus,…
Holiday Events in Los Angeles 2018The winter holiday season is approaching, and while there may not be snow in the forecast for L.A., that doesn’t mean we don’t have a ton of ways to get into the festive mood that aren’t dependent on the weather. Here are a flurry of events to take part in…
What's That Ghostly Glow in Griffith Park? It's Boney IslandIt’s back! Boney Island, the wacky Halloween carnival that thrilled kids of all ages for nearly two decades in Sherman Oaks, returned last night—at a new location in Griffith Park.Former Simpsons producer Rick Polizzi started the attraction almost 20 years ago as an amusement for his…
Now Open in DTLA, Two Bit Circus Offers a Portal to Virtual Worlds Los Angeles MagazineEver wanted to try your hand at navigating a spaceship, exploring an underground mineshaft, or battling a minotaur? You can experience each of those—and a whole lot more—at the Two Bit Circus “micro-amusement park,” located at 634 Mateo Street in…
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