Tag Archives: Dia De Los Muertos

From ‘Coco’ to Pacoima: Día de los Muertos Celebrations in L.A.

With contributions by Elise Thompson. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that is also celebrated here in Los Angeles. It brings together families in a cultural melting pot of celebrations to honor the … Continue reading

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Rooftop Chillin: Three Fun Flicks Atop the Montalbán for Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos

If you haven’t made it to the Montalbán Theatre for a rooftop picnic of Umami Burgers, fresh popcorn, cocktails, and a tasty flick (and/or DJ) licking your ears through headphones, be sure to do so before for their Fall season … Continue reading

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Dakota Leather: The One to Watch

Do Halloween wishes come true? As then, as now. When I was a child, I had a traumatizing fear of Santa. When my well-intentioned mother and grandmother would lead me by gloved hands to the mall at Christmas time, I’d … Continue reading

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Wilmer Valderrama Introduces “Muertoons” Animated Series

A new animated series called Muertoons is being produced by Wilmer Valderrama (“That ’70s Show”), who also voices one of the characters. Created by Eric Gonzales with contributor and artist Erich Haeger, the cartoon stars five sugar skull friends and … Continue reading

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A Thin Place, with Dr. Paul Koudounaris

We’re in a thin place– and not just because we’re in weight-obsessed, gluten-intolerant, dairy-free Los Angeles. Pre-Christian civilizations from the Maya to the Celts identified this time of year, between the Autumnal Equinox and Winter Solstice, as a specific period … Continue reading

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Dear Librarian…

“Dear Librarian…”  My continuing struggle against one of the oldest enemies in Los Angeles…  IGNORANCE! Boris K. of Beverly Hills asks, “Dear Librarian, what’s up with Halloween anyway?  Is it just another bullshit commercial opportunity like Christmas, or is there … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos

Today is the first day of the 2-day celebration of Day of the Dead. Because of the timing this year between weekends and its proximity to Halloween, there are events happening over the span of two weeks. here are some photographs … Continue reading

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This is Halloween This is Halloween

This year Halloween is a long weekend chock full of choices. It is not a sprint. It’s a marathon. Starting Friday night, there will be Halloween parties and events straight through until Monday night, when Dia de los Muertos will … Continue reading

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¡Es La “Semana” De Los Muertos!

In days past one would celebrate El Dia de los Muertos on Nov. the 1st and 2nd in the privacy of one’s home, local cemetery, parish hall or select bastions of la cultura Mexicana like Olvera Street. Nowadays Day of … Continue reading

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