In the realm of arts + ideas: Cleopatra reigns supreme, La Cienega spiffs up, Carroll Dunham gets his due
An unexpected media empress makes her move on Hollywood, as What to Expect When You’re Expecting goes big screen
Swedish crime-fiction expert John-Henri Holmberg brings you the Nordic noir invasion
Noir comes on little cat feet; a graphic story penned especially for LA readers
The crime-fiction heroes of noir’s most popular writers opine on the steely tools of their trade
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Old friends Joseph Wambaugh and Michael Connelly talk cops, conflict and the eternal mystery that is Los Angeles
Noir enthusiast Denise Hamilton proves the undertow of surf culture isn't as fun, fun, fun as you’d think
A year in crime fiction, curated by Mysterious Bookshop maestro Otto Penzler
The master of snap, crackle and pop crime fiction on hard-boiled masters, the jargon of Justified—and Raylan Givens’ iconic Stetson
In a special tribute to the nuances of noir, the best of the genre weighs in on books, bad guys and weapons of choice
Biographers take you inside the art and science of their craft—and it's not as tame as you may think
On Lily Collin’s magical spell, spring fashion’s wallop of color—and the new trend seeping into cocktails
Arts + ideas: John Dickinson on the block, Richard Diebenkorn back to the future—and Ming Wong’s Chinatown sojourn
No gimmicks here, just our straight-up annual guide to the best in holiday presents for you and yours.
This month: art with a personal touch, art for the masses—and art from the fashion forward.
The things that unite our city can be found in all corners.
In the realm of arts + ideas: A noncolor color gets its due, Destroy All Monsters lives—and Quarterly Co. gives a piece of the Web.
From chefs to stars, people are dishing this month. See what’s being served.
In the realm of arts+ideas: didactic decor, KAWS for cartoons—and High Desert hijinks
Brothers Grimm tales, verklempt over Vermeer and L.A.'s upcoming FYF-dom.
Originally victims and femme fatales, the women of today’s mystery fiction are now as damaged and complex as their male counterparts.
A street of dreams, a time of day, a state of mind...and an LA exclusive graphic tale.
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.
In the latest edition of the Lonely Hearts Book Club, we find reads sure to get you off the couch and back in the groove.
A library of design surprises awaits at vintage-furniture emporium Reform.
The bestselling author shares the roller coaster of seeing his Lincoln Lawyer go from book to big screen.
In the realm of arts and ideas—from a rapper’s delight to Variations of Jane Fonda to John Waters’ vaudeville for a new generation.
Reads you need when the cushion of lifelong friendship feels a bit lumpy.
In the realm of arts and ideas, from seminal photography tomes to art shows for the generations.
This month, an eclectic sampling of the Los Angeles art scene, including a Michael Kohn retrospective, Raphael’s Madonna and Andy Warhol camos.
For a lady who isn't all she seems—and for the rest of us who may not be either—Lonely Hearts Book Club pulls a little poetic bait and switch.
It's a decidedly photographic bent with a William Eggleston exhibition at LACMA, a book on reefer films and a tribute to Julius Shulman.
Put your jealousy in a doggie bag and chew on these suggestions from the Lonely Hearts Book Club team.
To honor the Mexican bicentennial, museums are showcasing murals, posters, tattoos and street art; plus, a Santa Monica Glow.
For those of you not so enamored of the outdoors, let us suggest a reading list with a pastoral motif and a Mother Nature flavor.
Michael Tuttle has carved his unique literary niche as a personal-library preservationist in a world of iPads and Kindles.
Lonely Hearts Book Club tackles the highs and very decided lows of the female sibling relationship.
Too busy multitasking to settle in for a long read? How about some short-story suggestions just perfect for those fleeting minutes before sleep.
There's more diversity in noir than you might think—Denise Hamilton proves it.
Twenty essential books and films that form the foundation for that specialty genre known as L.A. noir.
This month Mack & Kaufman respond to a request for romantic getaways to far-off lands, some imaginary, others real.
Public aphorisms of the quintessential private investigator.
This month's suggestions focus on family dysfunction and the books that can provide solace and amusement.
This month: Reads to get the woebegone
woman going again.
"I’ve been dating this man for three years, and he still won’t commit. Okay, the truth is he’s married to someone else." Is there a band-aid for this pain? You'd be surprised where relief can be found...
Salvation for a love gone wrong doesn't always have to be revenge. Sometimes a good hard read is all ya need.
Melissa in Brentwood wonders if she should stand by her man. The answer? Remedies in the written word include Lady Chatterley's Lover and The Portrait of a Lady.
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.
This month's must-experience list includes the Los Angeles Antiques Show, Golden State on Fairfax, Encore in Las Vegas, and the work of John Hardy and Patricia Urquiola.