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The Unbearable Lightness of Being: a Modern-day Classic in Review

Photo by Laurel Haberman for the Los Angeles Beat As I revisited the rarely screened 1988 drama “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” flashes of the film I had seen only once came back to me, in a montage of stunning, … Continue reading

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Baba the History Cat Presents: Eight Great Cats in American Political History

Hi folks! I know the election is coming and the situation is tense, but don’t think we cats aren’t just as interested in the political future country as you. In fact, we have a long history in American politics, and … Continue reading

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2020 LA Times Festival of Books: Week 2 Preview

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020 Marlon James, Author of “Black Leopard Red Wolf”, Winner of the Inaugural Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, in Conversation with Tananarive Due 6:00pm “Marlon James, winner of the inaugural 2019 L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize … Continue reading

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2020 LA Times Festival of Books: Week 1 Review

Happy Monday Beat Fam. We hope you had a great time last week participating in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Let us know your thoughts on your event(s) in the comments below! Keep an eye out later today … Continue reading

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Pop-Up Review: Gastro Garage at The W Hollywood

Does relaxing on a Hollywood hotel rooftop as speakers blast AC/DC’s  “Thunderstruck”and a band of masked men and women cook your meal with blowtorches sound like a good time? If so, you might want to check out Gastro Garage’s “Torched,” … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Patch, Pickle Pop-Up & Produce: Three Reasons to Visit The Original Farmers Market This Weekend

Want to buy a pumpkin to help celebrate the season? For a classic sort of experience, visit an iconic LA location — The Original Farmers Market — this Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18. Mr. Jack O’Lantern’s Pumpkin Patch … Continue reading

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Performative Pop-Ups Inside Laurie Shapiro’s “Take Me To The Color”

Los Angeles dancer/actress Olivia Mia Orozco brings her Performative Pop-Ups project to “Take Me To The Color,” the seven-room installation by Laurie Shapiro as a virtual exhibit from October 17th thru December 1st, and as a limited in-person experience on October … Continue reading

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James Beard Foundation’s “Taste America” to Spotlight Oaxacan Eatery Guelaguetza

The James Beard Foundation’s “Taste America” returns to Los Angeles to celebrate and support our local restaurant community on October 18. The 2020 incarnation of this gastronomic happening is a national virtual event. Angelenos, however, will have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Pop-Up Alert: Gastro Garage on the Rooftop of The W Hotel Hollywood

Fiery blowtorches and molecular gastronomy are on the menu when Gastro Garage brings their month-long pop-up dinner series TORCHED to the W Hotel in Hollywood. You may have seen the members of Gastro Garage on The Travel Channel or Bravo … Continue reading

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The Rundown: The Week in Brief 9/25/20

Sale of New Gas-Fueled Passenger Cars Banned in California Starting in 2035 Continuing the fight against climate change, Governor Newsom has issued an executive order that bans the sale of new gas-powered passenger cars in California beginning in the year … Continue reading

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