This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Watch Conan O'Brien Conquer Cuba's Cigars, Rums And More
Last night, Conan O'Brien proved that the Cold War is over, by documenting his recent visit to Cuba. On his show last night, he explained, "This is a very historic time. Relations between Cuba and the United States are finally starting to thaw. I thought this was an amazing opportunity for me to come to Cuba, talk to the people and get to know them." And learning how to explode his pelvis in a sexy dance!
As soon as President Obama announced that the U.S. would "normalize" relations with Cuba, O'Brien's team got working. As he explained to reporters last week, "I want[ed] to go as a comedian who’s making fun of himself and I want[ed] to try and make the Cuban people laugh. In that regard, I think we were successful.”
Here are videos from the visit:
Cold Open, with Cuban Andy
At the Rum Museum, where he peed his pants
A beautiful sunset
Learning Cuban Spanish
With a salsa band
At a Cuban Paladar and the crushing realization that Rob Schneider has also been there
Visiting a cigar factory
Picking up some bad habits
But Yeoh is the first to publicly identify as Asian. We take a look at Oberon's complicated path in Hollywood.
His latest solo exhibition is titled “Flutterluster,” showing at Los Angeles gallery Matter Studio. It features large works that incorporate what Huss describes as a “fluttering line” that he’s been playing with ever since he was a child — going on 50 years.
It's set to open by mid-to-late February.
The new Orange County Museum of Art opens its doors to the public on Oct. 8.
Comic-Con Is Live And In-Person Again And Yes, That Means Cosplayers Are Back. Why They're So ExcitedCosplayers will be holding court once again and taking photos with onlookers at the con.
Sacheen Littlefeather Talks About What Really Happened Before, During And After Rejecting Marlon Brando’s OscarLittlefeather recalls an “incensed” John Wayne having to be restrained from assaulting her and being threatened with arrest if she read the long speech Brando sent with her.