August 2009

August 2009

Hello, I Must Be Going

Hello, I Must Be Going

Joseph Honig has perfected the art of ducking out of parties early, including irreplaceable ways to leave an impression while vanishing without a trace.

Categories: My L.A.

50: Birds

50: Birds

Gregory Blackstock's vision of L.A.’s avian denizens is not diminished by his autism. The 63-year-old artistic savant—who plays accordion all over Seattle, roams theme parks and attends hydroplane races—has been known to draw and hand-letter his intricate creations from memory.

Categories: 50

From Mojave to the Moon

From Mojave to the Moon

With a moon touchdown in their sites, scientists and engineers gathered in California’s Mojave Desert to plan, design and eventually fly a futuristic contraption called the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle.

Categories: Back/Story

The Write Direction

The Write Direction

Jack S. in Beverly Hills is looking for a smart and sexy read. The answer? Remedies in the written word include Tom Wolfe, T.C. Boyle, John McPhee, Tobias Wolff and Roberto Bolaño.

Categories: Books / Lonely Hearts Book Club

The Style List—August 2009

The Style List—August 2009

The best products to keep your house sparkling clean, including cutting-edge vacuum cleaners, irons and detergents, plus some of L.A.'s best laundry services.

Categories: Interior / Interiors+Interior Design / Shopping / The Style List

Culture(d)—August 2009

Culture(d)—August 2009

Matthew Specktor's That Summertime Sound, Paula Froelich's Mercury in Retrograde, La Brea's best furniture and Feathered Edge at MOCA PDC.

Categories: Art / Culture / culture(d) / Design

Private Party: The Cove

Private Party: The Cove

Kathy Freston hits a private screening of The Cove, a documentary film about dolphin harvesting in Japan, and is pleased to see it accompanied by vegan treats.

Categories: Film / Politics / Private Party

Gustavo DudamelPassion Play

Gustavo DudamelPassion Play

Editor in Chief Annie Gilbar’s one on one with Gustavo Dudamel, the incoming Los Angeles Philharmonic Maestro.

Categories: Feature Story / Music

Clare Graham Wonderama

Clare Graham Wonderama

Mayer Rus visits artist Clare Graham’s Highland Park studio MorYork (originally a 1933 Safeway supermarket) and examines his inspired art, an extreme exercise in repurposing.

Categories: Art / Photos / Pictorials

Perfume for the Palate

Perfume for the Palate

Histoires de Parfums masters Gérald Ghislain and Magali Sénéquier inspire the ultimate scent-driven dinner party, proving "without the aroma, there is no flavor."

Categories: Drinks / Entertaining / Food / Photos / Pictorials

Close to Home

Close to Home

Longtime friends Sally Horchow and Lulu Powers find the best bashes can be had right in one's own backyard, with local food including Oxnard strawberries, produce from the Hollywood Farmers' Market, Harrison Clarke Rosé from Santa Ynez and Redwood Hill Farm cheeses.

Categories: Entertaining / Feature Story / Food / Photos / Pictorials

Honey’s Big Night

Honey’s Big Night

Beekeeper Amy Seidenwurm turns her hankering for honey into a stint as guest chef for Friends Cook at Canelé, and results were so, so sweet.

Categories: Food / Photos / Pictorials / Square Peg

The Prize

The Prize

Alan Zweibel gets won as a prize in a silent auction but somehow comes out on the losing end—and David Mamet, John Guare or John Patrick Shanley just may have to pay the price.

Categories: Humor / My Best Story