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Let's All Cry About How Nice Mr. Rogers Was In New Doc 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'

Let's All Cry About How Nice Mr. Rogers Was In New Doc 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'

When "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" premiered 50 years ago with simple sets, some old puppets, and an unassuming host, there was no reason to expect the show would last. But Fred Rogers hosted the legendary kids show for 31 seasons.

She's A Young LA Jazz Musician Who's Going Places (Carnegie Hall, To Be Exact)

She's A Young LA Jazz Musician Who's Going Places (Carnegie Hall, To Be Exact)

In a male-dominated jazz world, this deeply accomplished young woman is making her mark — coast to coast.

Answers To Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

Answers To Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

(Photo by Michael Coghlan/Flickr Creative Commons)Earlier this week, to celebrate the relaunch and revival of LAist, we brought you puzzlemaster Zach Sherwin's "LA To The Core" brainteaser. The answers in this little game were all two-word phrases with "LA" in the middle and they were all designed to test how much you know about Los Angeles. We're back! And we have the answers. Read on!\ LA TO THE CORE: ANSWERS 1. caL Arts2. beL Air3. generaL...

This Paleontologist Inspired 'Jurassic Park's' Original Hero

This Paleontologist Inspired 'Jurassic Park's' Original Hero

Paleontologist Jack Horner has been a scientific advisor on every "Jurassic Park" movie, from the 1993 original to 2018's "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."

23 Of The Best Things To Do This Weekend In Southern California

23 Of The Best Things To Do This Weekend In Southern California

This weekend, you can celebrate some of the longest days of the year in the Southern California sun — from Arroyo Seco Weekend in Pasadena and CicLAvia in the Valley to a mass meditation in an open field and a massive bounce house.

I Went To A Secret, Silent 'PLAY' In DTLA And It Was Kind Of Amazing

I Went To A Secret, Silent 'PLAY' In DTLA And It Was Kind Of Amazing

At PLAY, you can paint on a wall. You can type out a story on an old typewriter. You can put on makeup, or put it on someone else; throw on a costume and pose for a photo, collapse in a room filled with hundreds of stuffed animals, or challenge some stranger to a game of Twister.

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. First Stop: Cerritos

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. First Stop: Cerritos

Cerritos is home to the third largest Asian community in L.A. County. Out of the 50,000 people who live there today, more than 6 in 10 identify as Asian.

Morning Music That's Good For Your Soul(stice)

Morning Music That's Good For Your Soul(stice)

Please enjoy these pool-ready anti-jams.

Why LA's Latino International Film Festival Is Finally Back

Why LA's Latino International Film Festival Is Finally Back

After a five-year hiatus, LALIFF returns to the TCL Chinese Theatre June 20-24. Don't miss your change to miss out on the next Cuarón, Iñárritu, or del Toro.

Tom Hanks Tells Us About His LA Stage Debut With Shakespeare For Vets

Tom Hanks Tells Us About His LA Stage Debut With Shakespeare For Vets

Tom Hanks makes his L.A. stage debut as Sir John Falstaff in "Henry IV," presented by The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles at The Japanese Garden on the VA Campus.

Your Breakfast Sing-A-Long With The Sherman Brothers

Your Breakfast Sing-A-Long With The Sherman Brothers

On the menu: swinging Parisian cats, London's enchanted chimneys and the bold interiors of 1960s California ranch life.

This Woman's Been Covering LA In Epic Balloon Creations

This Woman's Been Covering LA In Epic Balloon Creations

If you live in Los Angeles, you might not have heard of Geronimo Balloons, but you probably recognize their work — like the thousands of multicolored balloons that once covered the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic in Silver Lake, or that colorful sprouting on the side of the Broad.

A List Of Your Favorite Podcasters' Favorite Podcast

A List Of Your Favorite Podcasters' Favorite Podcast

We asked the hosts of West Wing Weekly, Dinner Party Download, Reply All, and more which podcasts light their ears up. Get it straight from the podcaster's microphone.

Try Your Hand At Solving Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

Try Your Hand At Solving Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

To celebrate LAist's return, our in-house puzzlemaster created a quiz that tests just how much of an Angeleno you really are.

Seth MacFarlane Likes Us, He Really Likes Us!

Seth MacFarlane Likes Us, He Really Likes Us!

Actor/writer/everythinger Seth MacFarlane tweeted this weekend about how upset he was with Fox News's Tucker Carlson criticizing all non-Fox News media. Now he's followed that up by making a large donation to NPR and, um, us.

8 Spots In LA To Watch The World Cup In All Of Its Glory

8 Spots In LA To Watch The World Cup In All Of Its Glory

The U.S. might be out of the World Cup this year, but that doesn't mean people aren't watching. Here are some of the best places to keep up with the games this year.

9 Museums In LA You Probably Haven't Been To Yet

9 Museums In LA You Probably Haven't Been To Yet

Here are some museum gems that don't always grab headlines, but are still waiting to blow your mind.

TFW You Relaunch A Website And You Hope Someone Notices

TFW You Relaunch A Website And You Hope Someone Notices

This was almost a playlist of Julie Andrews and The Kinks. Maybe tomorrow.

18 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week

18 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week

Working for the weekend? Here’s how you can spend your time this week, from comedy with The Bajillionaires to a salon night at Hauser & Wirth. Other options include a Kate Bush dance party, an evening with David Lynch and a Taste of Covina (not to be confused with its more famous neighbor to the west). LIT PICK AN EVENING WITH DAVID LYNCH Screenshot from David Lynch's animated series, "Dumbland." YOUTUBE WHEN: Thursday, June 21;...

'RBG' Follows Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Lifetime Of Squashing Sexism

'RBG' Follows Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Lifetime Of Squashing Sexism

From D.C. to L.A., Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a feminist pop culture icon. Documentary RBG tells her story as that of a real life superhero.

The Artists Behind The Griffith Park Teahouse Have A New Installation In Fire-Charred La Tuna Canyon

The Artists Behind The Griffith Park Teahouse Have A New Installation In Fire-Charred La Tuna Canyon

Trees burned in the La Tuna Canyon fire will be revived with streaks of shimmering gold.

Yasiel Puig's Home Burglarized On Night Of Game 7

Yasiel Puig's Home Burglarized On Night Of Game 7

As if Wednesday wasn’t going bad enough for him already.

Brett Ratner Leaves Warner Bros. Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Brett Ratner Leaves Warner Bros. Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

"I don't want to have any possible negative impact to the studio until these personal issues are resolved," Ratner told the Hollywood Reporter.

Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones To Star In 2019 'Lion King' Remake

Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones To Star In 2019 'Lion King' Remake

The star-studded cast also features Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver and Seth Rogen.

Photos: The Costumed Madness Of West Hollywood's Halloween Carnavalgallery

Photos: The Costumed Madness Of West Hollywood's Halloween Carnaval

Take a look at more than 80 of our favorite costumes from the annual celebration.

Dodgers' Rich Hill Stalled On Mound To Let Fans Boo Astros' Yuli Gurriel

Dodgers' Rich Hill Stalled On Mound To Let Fans Boo Astros' Yuli Gurriel

Many called for the immediate suspension of Gurriel after he used a racist slur and gesture to mock Dodger Yu Darvish.

Here's What's Coming To All The Streaming Platforms In November

Here's What's Coming To All The Streaming Platforms In November

November's streaming options from Hulu, Amazon, Netflix and HBO are something to be thankful for.

Andy Dick Fired From Indie Film Over Alleged Sexual Harassment On Set

Andy Dick Fired From Indie Film Over Alleged Sexual Harassment On Set

"I don't grope people anymore," Dick told the Hollywood Reporter on Monday.

Five Tips On Capturing Glorious Selfies At The 'Infinity Mirrors' Exhibit

Five Tips On Capturing Glorious Selfies At The 'Infinity Mirrors' Exhibit

Some minor adjustments can add new life to your selfie-game.

The Wildest Stories Behind L.A.'s Haunted Hayride

The Wildest Stories Behind L.A.'s Haunted Hayride

The attraction is the creation of Melissa Carbone, who pitched her company on 'Shark Tank'.

Roman Polanski Greeted By Hordes Of Protesters At Paris Retrospective Of His Films

Roman Polanski Greeted By Hordes Of Protesters At Paris Retrospective Of His Films

The Cinémathèque Francaise just opened a retrospective of Polanski's work.

20 Awesome Events in Los Angeles This (Halloween) Weekvideo

20 Awesome Events in Los Angeles This (Halloween) Week

Here's what's happening this week in L.A., some events are Halloween related, some not.

Amazon Will Shift TV And Film Production To Culver Studios

Amazon Will Shift TV And Film Production To Culver Studios

The Culver Studios have been around since 1918.

The Harvey Weinstein Allegations Have Inspired An L.A. March Against Sexual Harassment

The Harvey Weinstein Allegations Have Inspired An L.A. March Against Sexual Harassment

The Take Back the Workplace March, chaired by one of Weinstein's accusers, Lauren Sivan, is coming to Hollywood on November 12.

Zachary Quinto, Wanda Sykes, Other LGBTQ Celebs Criticize Kevin Spacey's Statement On Sexual Assault Allegations

Zachary Quinto, Wanda Sykes, Other LGBTQ Celebs Criticize Kevin Spacey's Statement On Sexual Assault Allegations

"Coming out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault," tweeted GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis.

Dodgers, Astros Pitchers Say 'Slick' Baseballs May Be Behind Insane Number Of World Series Home Runs

Dodgers, Astros Pitchers Say 'Slick' Baseballs May Be Behind Insane Number Of World Series Home Runs

In five games, both teams have combined for the most home runs hit in the World Series.

Taunts At Yu Were Nothing New: The Dodgers Have Long Been The Target Of Anti-Asian Racism

Taunts At Yu Were Nothing New: The Dodgers Have Long Been The Target Of Anti-Asian Racism

Gustavo Arellano delves into the history of anti-Asian racism faced by the Blue Crew.

Rose McGowan Says She Turned Down $1 Million In Hush Money From Harvey Weinstein

Rose McGowan Says She Turned Down $1 Million In Hush Money From Harvey Weinstein

McGowan spoke to the New York Times about the details of her alleged experience with Harvey Weinstein.

Rival High Schools To Face Off Friday At Legendary East L.A. Classic

Rival High Schools To Face Off Friday At Legendary East L.A. Classic

A brief history of the nearly century-old high school rivalry.

Alejandro Iñárritu's Border-Crossing VR Installation To Be Awarded Special Oscar

Alejandro Iñárritu's Border-Crossing VR Installation To Be Awarded Special Oscar

The last special award issued by the Academy went to "Toy Story" in 1996.

Photos: When The Dodgers First Landed In Los Angeles In 1958gallery

Photos: When The Dodgers First Landed In Los Angeles In 1958

They played their first game at the Coliseum.

Tyler, The Creator Opens Flagship Clothing Store In Fairfax District

Tyler, The Creator Opens Flagship Clothing Store In Fairfax District

Tyler launched Golf Wang online in 2011, but this the brand's first retail location.

Rose McGowan Takes Stage At Women's Convention To Call Out Sexual Assault

Rose McGowan Takes Stage At Women's Convention To Call Out Sexual Assault

"We've been waiting a very long time for this to happen, but we don't have to wait anymore," she said to the crowd.

Corey Feldman Is Crowdfunding A Documentary To Expose Pedophilia In Hollywood

Corey Feldman Is Crowdfunding A Documentary To Expose Pedophilia In Hollywood

Feldman says the documentary could bring down a pedophile ring he says he's been aware of "since I was a child."

Weekend Planner: 20 Awesome Things To Do In Los Angelesvideo

Weekend Planner: 20 Awesome Things To Do In Los Angeles

Here's what's happening in Los Angeles this weekend.

Selma Blair, Rachel McAdams Accuse James Toback Of Sexual Harassment

Selma Blair, Rachel McAdams Accuse James Toback Of Sexual Harassment

Blair alleges that Toback threatened her life after the 1999 incident.

Netflix Renews 'American Vandal' For A Second Season

Netflix Renews 'American Vandal' For A Second Season

Season 2 will be coming to Netflix in 2018.

Historic 1920s Sign In Echo Park To Be Relit At Ceremony

Historic 1920s Sign In Echo Park To Be Relit At Ceremony

The Jensen's Recreation Center sign will be lit up once again.

Chorus, Placido Domingo, And Company Shine In Two New Productions At LA Opera

Chorus, Placido Domingo, And Company Shine In Two New Productions At LA Opera

'Nabucco' features Domingo, while 'The Pearl Fishers' has rising international superstar Javier Camarena.

Traffic Around Dodger Stadium For Game 1 Was Really, Really Brutal

Traffic Around Dodger Stadium For Game 1 Was Really, Really Brutal

People took to Twitter to document their anguish.

A History of The Famed Hollywood Reporter Building Preservationists Are Fighting to Save From Demolition

A History of The Famed Hollywood Reporter Building Preservationists Are Fighting to Save From Demolition

The wacky office building on Sunset Blvd. could be razed to make room for a massive hotel near Crossroads of the World.

Giveaway: Snag Free Tickets To 29Rooms, L.A.'s Sold Out, Instagram-Worthy Installation

Giveaway: Snag Free Tickets To 29Rooms, L.A.'s Sold Out, Instagram-Worthy Installation

In case you haven't heard, a kaleidoscopic and interactive playground for Instagram frenzy, dreamy interiors, and jubilant sensory overload has arrived in Los Angeles. Yep, we're talking about 29Rooms, where guests are invited to tumble down immersive rabbit holes again and again, IRL. But if you missed the ticket craze, it's okay—we got you.

The Final 'Ask A Mexican' Column Will Run Wednesday, But It Won't Be In OC Weekly

The Final 'Ask A Mexican' Column Will Run Wednesday, But It Won't Be In OC Weekly

Gustavo Arellano's final column will appear in the first paper that syndicated it, rather than the hometown paper that birthed it.

Kanchan Singh Chats Animal Welfare, One-Eyed Kitties, And The Joy Of Running Los Angeles' First Cat Cafe

Kanchan Singh Chats Animal Welfare, One-Eyed Kitties, And The Joy Of Running Los Angeles' First Cat Cafe

For many of us, a version of heaven is spending time in a magical room full of fuzzy-ball-batting cats and kittens. (Unless you’re allergic, then maybe this scenario is more like a nightmare—but it’s still an adorable nightmare nevertheless.) Combine that scene with a cup of coffee and the knowledge that these cats are looking for their forever homes (maybe yours!), and voila, you’ve got yourself a thriving business.

Reporter Who Broke James Toback Story Says 193 Additional Women Have Contacted Him

Reporter Who Broke James Toback Story Says 193 Additional Women Have Contacted Him

In his original L.A. Times article, Whipp quoted numerous women describing how Toback allegedly sexually harassed them in meetings and auditions dating back to the 1980s.

Stars To Reenact HUAC Hearings, 70 Years After Hollywood Blacklistgallery

Stars To Reenact HUAC Hearings, 70 Years After Hollywood Blacklist

Celebrities including Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss and Rosario Dawson will take part in the reenactment this Friday.

LACMA Received Mysterious Letter Saying That Long-Lost Painting Is Hanging In Nearby Home

LACMA Received Mysterious Letter Saying That Long-Lost Painting Is Hanging In Nearby Home

The piece is a work of painter Miguel Cabrera, who is regarded as a master of his period in Mexico.

20 Awesome Events In Los Angeles This Weekvideo

20 Awesome Events In Los Angeles This Week

This week is chock full of events, some spooky, some not so much.

Here's How To Get The Best Deal On Dodgers World Series Tickets

Here's How To Get The Best Deal On Dodgers World Series Tickets

The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the World Series for the first time since 1988. The last time the Boys in Blue were on the field for the Fall Classic they produced one of the most iconic moments in World Series history. Ticket prices have skyrocketed for Game One Tuesday night. If you’ve spent the last few days trying to cash in every favor you might have from your season ticket holder friends,...

MLB, Please Let Stevie Wonder Perform The National Anthem On Harmonica At World Series

MLB, Please Let Stevie Wonder Perform The National Anthem On Harmonica At World Series

Wonder reportedly offered, telling TMZ Sports, "You know, I love the song...and I love playing it on the harmonica."

Discovering the 'Ghosts' of Paramount Ranch gallery

Discovering the 'Ghosts' of Paramount Ranch

Delve into the old Hollywood history of the ranch, which goes spooky this Halloween.

The Spookiest Spots In L.A. That Are Scary Year-Round

The Spookiest Spots In L.A. That Are Scary Year-Round

Halloween isn't the only season for frights.

This Friday, Celebrate Day Of The Dead With FIGat7th

This Friday, Celebrate Day Of The Dead With FIGat7th

FIGat7th is celebrating Day of the Dead in style with tequila, music, and face painting! The festivities include sugar skull face painting by Color Me Face Painting, Halloween glamour eyes by MAC Cosmetics, and a complimentary tequila tasting by Loteria Grill, as well as a cash margarita bar in the Courtyard.

The First Two World Series Games May Be The Hottest World Series Games Ever

The First Two World Series Games May Be The Hottest World Series Games Ever

Hopefully the heat doesn't mess with the Dodgers' momentum.

Playboy Features First Transgender Playmate

Playboy Features First Transgender Playmate

26-year-old French model Ines Rau is the centerfold for the November/December 2017 issue of the magazine.

Now That You've Conquered Mount High, It's Time To Put Your Skis To The Test In Whistler, Canada

Now That You've Conquered Mount High, It's Time To Put Your Skis To The Test In Whistler, Canada

Located just two hours outside of Vancouver, Canada, nestled between ocean crests and mountain peaks is Whistler, British Columbia: mountain resort, cultural mecca and ski adventure paradise.

Quentin Tarantino Says He 'Knew' Harvey Weinstein 'Did A Couple Of Those Things'

Quentin Tarantino Says He 'Knew' Harvey Weinstein 'Did A Couple Of Those Things'

Tarantino corroborates Mira Sorvino's story of alleged harassment from Weinstein, which happened while Sorvino and Tarantino were dating.

Photos: Artist Lezley Saar Paints A Stirring Portrait Of Marginalized Identity In 'Salon des Refusés'gallery

Photos: Artist Lezley Saar Paints A Stirring Portrait Of Marginalized Identity In 'Salon des Refusés'

"Lezley Saar: Salon des Refusés" will be at the California African-American Museum through February 2018.

Photos: Inside The Selfie-Ready Splendor Of The Broad's 'Infinity Mirrors' Roomsgallery

Photos: Inside The Selfie-Ready Splendor Of The Broad's 'Infinity Mirrors' Rooms

The long-awaited "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" exhibit has landed in downtown Los Angeles.

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