fall traditions


Altar con flores de cempasúchil, velas, y nicho
Alicia Rodriguez, October 18, 2023

"¿Ya le pusiste el altar a tu abuela? Ella va a venir con sed." Mi mamá me avisa que ya es tiempo de poner el altar para mi abuela y también para los otros seres queridos que ya no están con nosotros.

Author's Altar for Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos
Maria Novoa, October 18, 2023

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a significant Mexican tradition in which our dearly departed memories and souls are honored.

	 Officials presenting the old courthouse clock to the Los Angeles County Museum on March 2, 1936.
Christopher Taylor, November 29, 2022

Fall officially begins with the autumnal equinox, which fell on September 22nd this year, but it is with the end of Daylight Saving Time that Fall kicks into high gear. Time is interrupted and abruptly travels backward; under the shadow of the night, 2 a.m. mysteriously becomes 1 a.m.

Smiling Jack
Nicholas Beyelia, October 26, 2022

Just before the Harbor Freeway ends and spits you into San Pedro, a large orange-colored object within the foothills leading to Palos Verdes usually catches your eye. Even on a foggy day, it stands out among a wall of squat white cylinders and brown earth surrounding it.

The Varrio Vamps and the Chulita Vinyl Club
Daniel Tures, October 19, 2022

The Varrio Vamps and the Chulita Vinyl Club are two very cool female-centric crews who prove that cars and records are not just for guys. Whatever your interests or activities, it can be rewarding to join a club of like-minded people who share the work and the play—or start your own.

skeleton in a pink wig singing into a microphone
Daniel Tures, October 14, 2022

Are monster parties real? As the 90s comedy revue Mr.

Zine author, Rachel Howe and her zine, Witch Ethics
Angi Brzycki, October 25, 2021

Rachel Howe is an artist and healer, who created her multidimensional brand Small Spells in 2013, after graduating from Parsons School of Design and working in the art world in New York for over a decade.

Collage of horror films in Kanopy
Randall Hinson, October 19, 2021

Twilight creeps into the afternoon, and the autumn nights grow dark and gloomy. Dead leaves rustle, weird things lurk in the shadows… Halloween is on the way!

Collage of witch books
Daniel Tures, October 29, 2020

Over the years, the witch has become a popular figure and costume choice for our modern commercialized holiday rituals.

Collage of scary books made into films
Elizabeth Graney, October 02, 2020

With trick or treating discouraged and haunted houses officially canceled, this year’s Halloween will be a bit more low key. But that doesn’t mean it has to be less frightening! We’ve got plenty of scary books and their film adaptations to keep you up through these long dark nights.