April 2011

April 2011

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Los Angeles and its underbelly—no one captures it with the magic of mystery-fiction writers, and we've nabbed a slew of them.

Categories: Back/Story / Editor's Letter / L.A. History

Q+LA Jeremy Irons

Q+LA Jeremy Irons

The Oscar-winning actor shares his thoughts on being the Borgia Pope, meeting von Bülow and almost kissing Jacko.

Categories: Celebrities / Film / Interviews / Q + LA

Dark Passages

Dark Passages

First and foremost a scholar in noir, Otto Penzler picks his 10 favorite lines from the best the genre has to offer on the silver screen.

Categories: Books / Feature Story / Film

Culture(d)—April 2011

Culture(d)—April 2011

In the realm of art and ideas: the annual L.A. Antiques Show, the magic of Harry Houdini...and a celebration of Alvin Ailey.

Categories: Architecture / Art / culture(d)

Power of Two

Power of Two

With a deceptively lo-fi sound and a bluesy-punk vibe, indie band the Kills is, well, doing just that; plus, this month’s song picks

Categories: Music / Sound Check

Image: The Style List

Image: The Style List

Hot picks for the ultra fashion-forward; plus, string’s the thing in the April Trend Report.

Categories: Accessories / Beauty / Fashion / Style / The Style List

Image: THE XY FACTOR Best Man

Image: THE XY FACTOR Best Man

With an eye on personal perfection, Glenn O’Brien’s How to Be a Man is a self-help book guys will actually enjoy.

Categories: Accessories / Fashion / Style

Image: Uncommon Scents Orange Zest

Image: Uncommon Scents Orange Zest

The citrus groves of Southern California sing their olfactory siren song...and we heed the call in a quest to capture the fragrance.

Categories: Uncommon Scents

Evan Rachel Wood  Nobody’s Baby

Evan Rachel Wood Nobody’s Baby

The actress defies Hollywood expectations as a young ingenue through seasoned poise and an almost uncanny range.

Categories: Celebrities / Conversations / Feature Story / Film / Photos / Pictorials / Television

Sunset on Sunset

Sunset on Sunset

A street of dreams, a time of day, a state of mind...and an LA exclusive graphic tale.

Categories: Back/Story / Books / City Landmarks / City of Angels / L.A. History

Pretty Tough

Pretty Tough

Originally victims and femme fatales, the women of today’s mystery fiction are now as damaged and complex as their male counterparts.

Categories: Back/Story / Books / City Landmarks / Feature Story / L.A. History

Broken Promise

Broken Promise

Gold fever grips the mountains of Peru...but some pay the ultimate price for a dream that may never come to fruition.

Categories: Feature Story / Photos / Pictorials

The Smoking Gun

The Smoking Gun

With its origins in the smokiest of spirits, this combination of rum and bitters is right on target.

Categories: By the Glass / Cocktails / Culture / Drinks / Entertaining

Policing Revolution

Policing Revolution

In the revolutionary movement of the ’60s, the first face-off between the LAPD’s SWAT and the Black Panthers blindsided them both.

Categories: Crossroads / L.A. History / Politics

Social Studies—April 2011

Social Studies—April 2011

by Jean-Philippe Delhomme.

Categories: Social Studies