April 2010

April 2010

Editor’s Letter—April 2010

Editor’s Letter—April 2010

This month, it's all about noir—specifically L.A. noir, from books and movies to a few of its real-life inspirations.

Categories: Editor's Letter

50: Crime Rags

50: Crime Rags

Now with extra pulp for added flavor.

Categories: 50

Promises Made

Promises Made

Kari Lenander was brutally murdered some 30 years ago, but to one cold-case detective, her file is still very much alive.

Categories: My L.A.

Overheard—Philip Marlowe

Overheard—Philip Marlowe

Public aphorisms of the quintessential private investigator.

Categories: Books / Film / Overheard

The Big Score

The Big Score

With so many people feeling disenfranchised, it'd be nice to have Philip Marlowe around again—so why can't Hollywood find him?

Categories: Celebrities / Hollywood Rules

The Gimlet

The Gimlet

Chandler’s The Long Goodbye stoked interest in this simple but elegant cocktail to Americans across the country.

Categories: By the Glass / Cocktails

Hollywood Backlot Justified

Hollywood Backlot Justified

With this issue, LA becomes the print home of David Strick’s behind-the-scenes look at hot TV and movie productions.

Categories: Celebrities / Feature Story / Photos / Pictorials

Shadow Caster

Shadow Caster

The war between William H. Parker and gangster Mickey Cohen proves truth is stranger than noir fiction.

Categories: L.A. History / Politics / Power Play

Wanderlusting...

Wanderlusting...

This month Mack & Kaufman respond to a request for romantic getaways to far-off lands, some imaginary, others real.

Categories: Books / Lonely Hearts Book Club

The Style List—April 2010

The Style List—April 2010

This month's look includes Essence of IX fragrance and design-your-own board shorts from a local Santa Monica company.

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

Culture(d)—April 2010

Culture(d)—April 2010

The latest in art and architecture, from Roy McMakin to the L.A. Antiques Show to Neliana Fuenmayor and more.

Categories: Art / culture(d)

Basic Black

Basic Black

Twenty essential books and films that form the foundation for that specialty genre known as L.A. noir.

Categories: Books / Feature Story / Film

On the Edge of Nothing

On the Edge of Nothing

There's no metropolis more perfect to serve as noir’s backdrop than the frontier’s end—the “last city,” Los Angeles.

Categories: Celebrities / City Landmarks / Feature Story / Film

L.A. Fashion Trouble Afoot

L.A. Fashion Trouble Afoot

photographs by Bartholomew Cooke / styling by Hayley Atkin

Categories: Fashion / Photos / Pictorials

Dangerous Curves

Dangerous Curves

Carla Gugino tears into her roles as if with talons, showing a capacity for risk taking in neo-noir tales that ride the edge of darkness.

Categories: Celebrities / Fashion / Feature Story / Photos / Pictorials

Transverse Transcendence

Transverse Transcendence

The pinot noirs of the Santa Rita Hills have come a long way since the planting of the very first vine.

Categories: Feature Story / Photos / Pictorials / Wine/Spirits

A Taste of Pinot Paradise

A Taste of Pinot Paradise

Santa Barbara is pinot noir heaven, but just which one is best? We give 'em a taste test.

Categories: By the Glass / Drinks / Entertaining / Feature Story / Wine/Spirits

Heavenly Hawaii

Heavenly Hawaii

On Kauai, lie back, sip a mai tai and gaze at the moon over Hanalei Bay—and there's no better place to do it than the St. Regis Princeville.

Categories: Feature Story / Photos / Pictorials

At Caa, All Roads Lead to Rum

At Caña, All Roads Lead to Rum

Nightlife king Cedd Moses’ new downtown rum club evokes the spirit of the tropics.

Categories: Feature Story / Pictorials

Funny or Die When Good Weddings Go Bad

Funny or Die When Good Weddings Go Bad

First-dance frenzy to squirm-inducing toasts—think your nuptials need that over-the-top touch? Think again by SETH...

The Slow Fade from B&W into Color

The Slow Fade from B&W into Color

There's more diversity in noir than you might think—Denise Hamilton proves it.

Categories: Books / Feature Story / Photos