No matter how you cut it, the West Coast premiere of "Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns" is a lesson in just how spooky pumpkins can be when carved and illuminated.   Read More...
 
Tom Sturges believes the greatest obstacle to creativity is self-doubt. For those who are hesitant to bare their creative instinct, the Manhattan Beach author and longtime music executive has penned "Every Idea Is a Good Idea: Be Creative Anytime, Anywhere" (Tarcher, 2014) to help free it.   Read More...
 
Eloise Gaillou is a geologist who has studied famous diamonds, including the Hope Diamond, but when she talks about the Blue Moon Diamond - now on exhibit in Los Angeles - she can't mask her excitement.   Read More...
 
Los Angeles is getting a whole new shopping experience with the launch of L.A. Event Co.'s Odd Market at Casa Vertigo on Sunday.   Read More...
 
(Photo by Michael Owen Baker/Los Angeles Daily News)
"There are all different kinds of ways of scaring people," John Murdy explains to me after coming at me with a roar.   Read More...
 
When the nights grow chilly and leaves begin to fall, our thoughts turn to Halloween. People love to be scared, even if it's only a little bit, and the theme parks in our area are ready to help with creepy offerings for families or the most daring individuals. Here's a list of local haunt spots with notes on what's new this year.   Read More...
 
A Burbank artist who transformed an empty concrete wall into a giant abstract mural made of old CD's, keys and discarded jewelry pieces will unveil her artwork on Saturday.   Read More...
 
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) presents Andy Warhol: Shadows from September 20, 2014 - February 2, 2015 at MOCA Grand Avenue. The exhibition marks the first West Coast presentation of Shadows (1978-79), a monumental painting in 102 parts. Andy Warhol: Shadows is organized by Dia Art Foundation and coordinated by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson.   Read More...
 
A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of a years-long custody battle will stay at the St. Louis Art Museum now that the U.S. government is giving up its effort to reclaim it for Egypt.   Read More...
 
Located in Griffith Park's Old Zoo area, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride will become a portal to the planet's deepest and most legendary rift, The Underworld. Larger than life portrayals of the seven deadly sins and their consequences will "echo from the rift"   Read More...
 
A group of rampaging burlesque-inspired Godzilla monsters walked away with the top prize at Saturday's Masquarade at Comic-Con International.   Read More...
 
SAN DIEGO It's that time of year again. Time to let your imagination soar and prepare to bask in the light of all things nerdy and geeky.   Read More...
 
Dr. Seuss had a secret. Though he shared many of his talents, characters and stories with the world, he kept one or two of his interests far from the public eye - until now.   Read More...
 
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Alina ran and squealed as she played with two other children outside The Cheesecake Factory at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga. The 6-year-old hid behind her mother, Angelina Edwards, laughing and pulling on her sparkly purple skirt and wiping her hands on her Iron Man T-shirt.   Read More...
 
The Batmobile made its first appearance in Detective Comics No. 27, the first Batman story; it originally was a simple red convertible with no special features. The vehicles went through many changes over the years in the comics, adding batlike designs and accessories.   Read More...
 
Detective Comics No. 27, the issue that introduced Batman to the world, was dated May 1939.   Read More...
 
SAN MARINO When it first opened 30 years ago, The Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art comprised 50 paintings. But The Huntington has more than 12,000 objects now - and more of them will be on display soon in newly expanded galleries.   Read More...