November 2008

November 2008

Letters to the Editor—November/December 2008

Letters to the Editor—November/December 2008

Readers sound off—we respond. Oh, and One More Thing...Jennifer Eolin gives influenza a piece of her mind.

Categories: Letters to the Editor

Singing the City’s Praises

Singing the City’s Praises

Fifteen-time Grammy-winning producer David Foster gives a decade-by-decade account of his love affair with Los Angeles.

Categories: My L.A.

Takes One to Know One

Takes One to Know One

Jerry Seinfeld opens up to David Steinberg about his influences, his post-Seinfeld life and his Talmudic approach to comedy.

Categories: Celebrities / Interviews / The Ear

50: Holiday Ornaments

50: Holiday Ornaments

What do your Christmas tree ornaments say about you? This year's best trimmings run the gamut from naughty to nice and everything in between.

Categories: 50

Laugh Factory

Laugh Factory

Being a Simpsons writer is hard work. Carolyn Omine takes you inside the writers' room at the beloved sitcom.

Categories: Hollywood Rules / TV

The Style List—November 2008

The Style List—November 2008

Georg Jensen reintroduces master craftsman Henning Koppel, Taschen reprints groundbreaking magazine Arts & Architecture, Solange Azagury-Partridge's jewelry and more.

Categories: Beauty / Design / Fashion / Interiors+Interior Design / The Style List

Rodrigo Santoro Is Ready for Takeoff

Rodrigo Santoro Is Ready for Takeoff

The Brazilian actor pauses to reflect with Laura Linney on the nature of celebrity and his growing fame in America.

Categories: Celebrities / Feature Story / Interviews

First Act

First Act

Howard Rosenman has been an iconic producer for three decades, with credits ranging from Resurrection to Father of the Bride. Now he's going in front of the camera.

Categories: Film / Interviews / The Gadfly

Magic Johnson Means Business

Magic Johnson Means Business

The former Laker talks about revitalizing neighborhoods, employing minorities and his new book, 32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business.

Categories: Business / Feature Story / Giving Back / Sports

Pipe Dreams

Pipe Dreams

Baritone Nathan Gunn and tenor Joseph Kaiser have emerged as a kind of Newman and Redford of the opera world.

Categories: Feature Story / Music

Gentle Feast

Gentle Feast

Kathy Freston celebrates the holidays with friends over a sumptuous vegan meal prepared by famed chef Tal Ronnen.

Categories: A New Leaf / Entertaining / Food / Photos / Pictorials

Working the Angles

Working the Angles

Daring designers are changing the shape of fashion with exaggerated proportions and unexpected silhouettes.

Categories: Feature Story / Photos / Pictorials

Chelsea Handler Presents of Mine

Chelsea Handler Presents of Mine

The star of Chelsea Lately asks, "What's wrong with regifting during the holidays anyway?" Hilarity ensues...again.

Categories: Gifts / Humor / Manners Matter

In Praise of Braise

In Praise of Braise

One of cooking's best-kept secrets and the essential tools to help make the experience—and meal—memorable.

Categories: Food / Shopping

Brut Strength

Brut Strength

Jim Duane at Hi-Time Wine Cellars has put together one of the greatest collections of champagne outside of Reims, France. Bonus: recipe for a wild hibiscus champagne cocktail!

Categories: By the Glass / Drinks / Shopping

Breakfast of Campeónes

Breakfast of Campeónes

Discover how the Lopez family, founders and operators of Carmelita Chorizo, made the spicy sausage mix a mainstream national dish.

Categories: Food / L.A. History / We Built This City

Finishing School for Izzy

Finishing School for Izzy

Dog training in L.A. is available to fit any budget—Robyn Todd has the scoop on some of the best instructors in town.

Categories: A Dog's Life / Pets

Baron Davis The Power of One

Baron Davis The Power of One

The star basketball guard and L.A. native talks to John Ireland about growing up in Los Angeles, his friendship with Cash Warren, playing for the Clippers and much more.

Categories: Business / Good Sport / Politics / Sports

Bewitched, Bothered, Bacall’d

Bewitched, Bothered, Bacall’d

Golden Globes executive producer Barry Adelman tells a great story about his first encounter with the regal Lauren Bacall.

Categories: Celebrities / My Best Story