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There is no pain in painting, even if it’s spelled that way

Having grown up Catholic, I’m well-versed in guilt, woe and masochism. If anyone doesn’t know what I’m talking about, last Christmas I went to Catholic Mass with my family, and the priest’s opening line was, “Let us now take a moment to…

The history of Northeast Los Angeles is hidden in its architecture

Los Angeles is a city that flips off history as it swaggers back into the future — at least in the popular imagination. Once railroads connected the city to the rest of the continent and folks flocked from East to…

Barbershop speakeasy opens in Highland Park

Alcohol and razor blades don’t sound like they mix very well. Still, Highland Park’s Blind Barber, which opened March 2, finds a way to pull that dangerous combination off. From out front on Figueroa Street — between Avenue 57 and Avenue 58…

“Black Panther” remixes Marvel movie

“Black Panther” is not the greatest film ever made, nor is it the abomination sent to usher in the end-times that some corners of the internet would have you believe. But it’s not exactly reinventing the wheel either. Even so, it’s the best…

Occidental Film Festival showcases eclectic array of student projects

The Media Arts and Culture (MAC) department hosted the 14th Annual Oxy Film Festival (OFF) Thursday, Feb. 22 in Choi Auditorium, featuring a stylistically diverse lineup of fifteen short films created by Occidental students. Every year, OFF receives submissions from…

“I’m a non-denominational interfaith center,” says building shaped like a cross

The following is the transcript of an interview between Weekly reporter Greg Feiner and the Herrick Interfaith Center (the literal building). The transcript has been edited for length. Greg Feiner: Thanks for taking the time to sit down with me.…

Highland Park residents unsure if new cafe is actually a business or just satire

All interviews in this article are fictional. Any parallels to any persons living (or dead) are purely coincidental! Nobody in Highland Park knows quite what to make of York Boulevard’s newest addition. The sign on its window reads “à bloc…

Cynical campus squirrel contemplates life

Nutters T. Squirrelstein heard the three quick squeaks from the foreman at the acorn gathering fields, signalling that it was time for lunch. Cheeks bulging, he scurried toward the repository, dumping the last of his morning haul into the communal…

“It’s” here, “It’s” scary, it’s not going away

Trudging through 2017 is like listening to a mediocre comedian set-up another tasteless joke with a punchline that never comes. Considering that, it’s no wonder that America broke box office records to go see Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s…

Party themes that sound fun on the invite but are clear cries for help once you arrive

Spice Girls You love the Spice Girls! But when you get there, dressed in your best 90s clothes, you realized you have vastly over-estimated your knowledge of their catalog. And the only music they’re playing – at all – is…

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