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WEB EXCLUSIVE Spin City
June 2012

WEB EXCLUSIVE Spin City

A trio of new labels is home to L.A.’s best dance music

I Sing the Body Electric
June 2012

I Sing the Body Electric

She's selling out concerts and inspiring fervent devotion, but Japan’s Hatsune Miku is virtually a star

Vermouth
June 2012

Vermouth

Karen and Quinn Hatfield show off the venerable fortified wine’s culinary side

Rhum Agricole
June 2012

Rhum Agricole

A pilgrimage to Martinique finds cane consummated as a heavenly spirit made from freshly pressed sugarcane wine

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June 2012

IMAGE: Uncommon Scents Note Worthy

Lyrical, dulcet, symphonic—perfumers find harmonic convergence in musical jargon

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June 2012

IMAGE: XY FACTOR Defiant One

Menswear styles come and go, but the iconic Schott Perfecto lives to tell

IMAGE Point Doom
June 2012

IMAGE Point Doom

The Urchin Leather Beanbag Chair cradles you in...cones?

Design Notebook
May 2012

Design Notebook

From accessories and art to fabrics and furniture, the latest from the forefront of L.A.’s high style

Modernist Missionary
May 2012

Modernist Missionary

Renaissance man Michael Boyd goes from collector to creator supreme with his new PLANEfurniture

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May 2012

IMAGE: Uncommon Scents Ciao Fragranza!

Don't be so quick to think French when envisioning European scents—bathe in the redolence of Italy

Editor’s Letter—May 2012
May 2012

Editor’s Letter—May 2012

This month, it's design of the times, as we report from the trenches of architecture, interiors, cars and Hollywood

Q+LA Heidi Murkoff
May 2012

Q+LA Heidi Murkoff

An unexpected media empress makes her move on Hollywood, as What to Expect When You’re Expecting goes big screen

More Than Mystery Bars
April 2012

More Than Mystery Bars

2.35.1 Cocktail: Cosmopolitan +46 (0) 8 566 322 00 / berns.se Music takes center stage...

More Than Mystery Restaurants
April 2012

More Than Mystery Restaurants

> Köttbaren +46 (0) 8 505 244 26 / kottbaren.se Part of a surge in...

More Than Mystery Hotels
April 2012

More Than Mystery Hotels

Nobis Hotel +46 (0) 8 614 10 00 / nobishotel.se The philosophy here is subtle...

Character Witness
March 2012

Character Witness

Biographers take you inside the art and science of their craft—and it's not as tame as you may think

Dramatic Art
January 2012

Dramatic Art

How soap opera scribe Maria Arena Bell came in just in time to rescue L.A.’s MOCA

Editor’s Letter—December 2011
December 2011

Editor’s Letter—December 2011

The things that unite our city can be found in all corners.

Tesla Takes Shape
November 2010

Tesla Takes Shape

Already avant-garde, the car company endeavors to be the EV player that values adventurous design as much as long-range, gas-free mobility.

The Mayor of Melrose
July 2010

The Mayor of Melrose

Sophistication and sensitivity aren’t traits generally associated with developers, but Ben Soleimani proves the exception.

Power to the People
July 2010

Power to the People

With innovative minds like Sungevity’s Danny Kennedy, L.A. can lower its use of fossil fuels while hitting the goal of a million solar roofs.

Mexican Revolution
June 2010

Mexican Revolution

Reb Kennedy knows a good thing when he hears it, so he started Wild Records, L.A.'s little indie label that could. And the listeners are flocking.

Tastemakers 2009 Jason Nadler
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Jason Nadler

As head of UTA Online, Jason Nadler scours for the homegrown talents who make YouTube hits and then he tracks the auteurs for potential commercial deals. In short, he's a Web starmaker.

Tastemakers 2009 Tim Leiweke
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Tim Leiweke

The head of AEG, Tim Leiweke has overseen the creation of the Staples Center, Nokia Theatre and more, and next year he'll open a dual hotel complex—part Ritz-Carlton, part Marriott—that he believes will alter the downtown area in a major way.

Tastemakers 2009 Ryan Kavanaugh
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Ryan Kavanaugh

He passed on a recording contract, but Ryan Kavanaugh launched Relativity Media, the company that has financed or produced and distributed more than 100 films—and racked up more than $7.4 billion. Not a bad trade-off.

Tastemakers 2009 Cash Warren
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Cash Warren

Business partners with Baron Davis. Married to Jessica Alba. Modest as he is in person, Cash Warren has grand aspirations: to redefine Los Angeles culture and create new entertainment: “The next cultural explosion will be fueled by homegrown talent.”

James Diener Long-Term Plan
June 2009

James Diener Long-Term Plan

Music industry vet James Diener talks to Jesse Kornbluth about his recipe for A&R, growing bands and how niche music-industry models really work in today's market.

Eli Broad & David Bohnett Cause/Effect
May 2009

Eli Broad & David Bohnett Cause/Effect

Giants of philanthropy Eli Broad and David Bohnett discuss their motivations, how they've decided to give back and what they consider a success.

The Big Secret
April 2009

The Big Secret

How Parry Thomas and Jerry Mack—a Mormon from Utah and a Jew from Las Vegas—built the Bank of Las Vegas and changed laws to entice corporations and make the Mob leave Sin City.

Lynda Resnick Bearing Fruit
March 2009

Lynda Resnick Bearing Fruit

The marketing genius and Pom Queen talks with professor Jared Diamond about ambition, instinct, sustainability—and Jackie O’s fake pearls.

The Hollywood Pitch What's the Catch?
March 2009

The Hollywood Pitch What's the Catch?

Nicholas Weinstock, head of motion picture development at Apatow Productions, shares his secret strategies for fielding movie and series proposals.

Baron Davis The Power of One
November 2008

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.

Magic Johnson Means Business
November 2008

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.

Speak Easy
October 2008

Speak Easy

SaysMe shakes up cable advertising by allowing people to upload and air their own commercials in local telelvision markets.

No Grunts, Please
September 2008

No Grunts, Please

Ugly Betty producer Silvio Horta reveals that the path to success in Hollywood is paved with good assistants—if you can find one.