Los Dias de los Muertos: LA’s Day of the Dead Events 2012

The dead have started making travel plans for their annual return to the world of the living, and we’ll be […] Read more

Spirits of the Season: The Day of the Dead in L.A.

It’s my favorite time of year again, when the skies are looking a little bit grayer and the air feels […] Read more

Spirits of the Season: La Catrina

One of the first ghosts to arrive for el Dia de los Muertos each year is the familiar image of […] Read more

Spirits of the Season: Mictlantecuhtli

Imagine you’re an Aztec in pre-conquest Mexico, and you’ve just died. You wouldn’t have called yourself Aztec, first off— historians […] Read more

Day of the Dead Décor at Metropolis Bikes

Check out these cool ceramic calaveras!  They’re each handcrafted by the Lugo family in Santa Monica and available for purchase […] Read more

The Art of John De Jesus

Death isn’t separate from life in the works of sculptor John De Jesus— it’s simply the flip side of the […] Read more

Kustom Voodoo

If Medusa wore hair accessories, there’s no doubt she’d be accessorizing with Kustom Voodoo’s line of bows, barrettes, and veils […] Read more

Photo Gallery: Day of the Dead Festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

The annual Dia de los Muertos Festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is my favorite event of the Halloween. This year, […] Read more

No Calaveras, No Candy: Make Your Own Sugar Skulls

Colorful, intricate sugar skulls are a fixture of the other death-oriented autumn holiday — Dia de los Muertos — and […] Read more