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Today’s Smart Home Gets Smarter (and Weirder) at Annual CES Show

There was a smart refrigerator and a television that rolls up like a yoga mat. There was a $20,000 mattress with a mind of its own, and wallpaper embedded with LED panels. There was a hands-free suitcase that follows you through the airport, a talking toilet, and enough robots to organize...

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Ride Metro like a boss

Maybe you’re already a Europe-style pro at riding the Metro. Or maybe you still haven’t taken the plunge. Learn these smart secrets from a regular Metro rider and you’ll roll like a pro. 

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Cool ticket: Winter@TheWallis

The Wallis’s third annual winter performing arts lineup kicks off this month at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. One star: LA’s own Lula Washington Dance Theatre.

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18 LA things to anticipate

We’re sure you have a lot more than that to look forward to in 2018, but let’s start with some really bright spots emerging in LA itself. (We’re really looking forward to #9.)

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The storied art of ink

Straight out of Paris, “Tattoo” explores more than 5,000 years of body-decorating artistry, including LA’s own vibrant tattoo scene. The art of marking skin with ink spans cultures, continents, and has evolved over time. We find ourselves with a mysterious fascination with both...

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The Getty’s holiday gift guide

Our first pick is Multicolor Dot Crayon Sticks, Inspired by Monet's Colors. Where else can you own instant Impressionism for just $15? But they’re just the beginning. Be sure to click the View All button at the right of each section.

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A Currier & Ives holiday, LA style

True, you don’t see many sleighs drawing up on our streets. But the grand Victorian houses that go with them are everywhere.  Join us for a tour of some of LA’s most ornamental. (Hint: most of the public ones host vintage-inspired holiday events.)

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LA’s holiday music headquarters

Just imagine: you could spend all December at the Music Center and never see the same dazzling event twice. From the Festival of Carols to LA’s biggest holiday celebration on Christmas Eve, it’s a host of reasons to be glad you’re an Angeleno.

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You need to hear the holiday frog choir

And so you shall. Just head for Hogsmeade at Universal Studios, where the winding streets are decked to the nine and three-quarters (sorry) and Hogwarts Castle is ablaze with holiday lights and music. Oh, yes, and Christmas croaking.

Posted 4 months ago