Author Archives: Elise Thompson

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.

Mattel Releases a Line of Gender Neutral Dolls

In a surprisingly progressive move, Mattel, the LA-based company that gave us Barbies, has just released a new line of dolls called Creatable World™. The six dolls come in a variety of skin tones and do not have gender markers … Continue reading

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Adam Ant Announces 2020 “Friend or Foe” US Tour

It has become a custom for classic musicians to perform one of their albums in its entirety, like the Stiff Little Fingers’ current Inflammable Material tour. 80s New Wave star and pioneer of the “New Romantic” style, Adam Ant, has … Continue reading

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The New Bad Boys of Magic Have a Few Things up their Sleeve

Comedy and magic duo Daniel Donahue and Eric Siegal, known as The New Bad Boys of Magic, are bringing their variety show, “Dirty Tricks,” back to The Three Clubs in Hollywood on October 19, 2019. The show starts at 8 … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Here! The 2019 Lexus All-Star Chef Classic and we Have a One-Day Deal for You!

There is a Fall Flash sale for $60 off of strolling events, ending tonight, 9/24 at 11:59PM. Offer valid on Silver tickets to Carneval presented by Snake River Farms and Grill & Chill presented by Stella Artois only. Use code FALL75 to … Continue reading

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Favorites from LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade 2019

The 10th annual L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade Stand raised over $1.2 million for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The fundraiser is in memory of a little girl named Alex, who started her own lemonade stand to raise money to fight cancer. People were … Continue reading

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Highlights of The Taste 2019: Sunday

LA Times’ food event, “The Taste,” was mellower and less crowded on Sunday night. That doesn’t mean the food was anything but spectacular. Two chefs even served three-course meals. Sometimes the simplest things, expertly made with the best possible ingredients … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Cafe NELA’s Last Shows!

Come rock out at Café NELA’s last shows before it’s too late. Thursday, September 9/19/19 Dave Travis will celebrate his 52nd birthday with The Mormons, Turds of Misery, and Sinful Nature. On September 21, 2019, Cafe NELA will be celebrating … Continue reading

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Liquid Kitty Punk Rock BBQ Today!

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Highlights of LA Times’ ‘The Taste’: Saturday Night

Saturday night is always a big bash at the LA Times’ Taste. Although it is no longer themed “Cocktail Confidential,” the event is still as much about drinking as eating. It attracted the biggest crowd of the three events—it felt like … Continue reading

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Gitane Demone’s Version of Eno Song, ‘Here Come the Warm Jets’ with a Choir of 30 People Fills Cafe NELA

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