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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

Savage Beauty
June 2012

Savage Beauty

Blake Lively makes her move as the quintessential kick-ass chick in Oliver Stone's gritty Savages

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June 2012

IMAGE: XY FACTOR Defiant One

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

Lady Liberty
June 2012

Lady Liberty

Jazz is only the beginning for Esperanza Spalding

50 Johnnys
June 2012

50 Johnnys

Ever since Chuck Berry’s country boy who plays guitar “just like ringin’ a bell,” the name has been rock ’n’ roll gold

House Proud
May 2012

House Proud

Style, spirit and taste—and premier designer Jane Hallworth—define the late Laura Ziskin’s Santa Monica home

Year of the Dragon
May 2012

Year of the Dragon

Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke has television—and Hollywood—all fired up

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May 2012

IMAGE: Dress Code Fashion Geometry

Spring menswear shapes up

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

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

The Way of the Gun
April 2012

The Way of the Gun

The crime-fiction heroes of noir’s most popular writers opine on the steely tools of their trade

Avenging Angel
April 2012

Avenging Angel

The Killing’s Mireille Enos shows the world her bright side

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April 2012

IMAGE Wanton Ways

Mysterious scents of noir fiction sure to liberate your own inner femme fatale

Culture(d)—April 2012
April 2012

Culture(d)—April 2012

Harry Gessner gets his due, Mickalene Thomas explores the universe—and Pedro Guerrero shares his secrets

Rhythm + Blue
April 2012

Rhythm + Blue

Old friends Joseph Wambaugh and Michael Connelly talk cops, conflict and the eternal mystery that is Los Angeles

Q+LA Elmore Leonard
April 2012

Q+LA Elmore Leonard

The master of snap, crackle and pop crime fiction on hard-boiled masters, the jargon of Justified—and Raylan Givens’ iconic Stetson

Editor’s Letter—April 2012
April 2012

Editor’s Letter—April 2012

In a special tribute to the nuances of noir, the best of the genre weighs in on books, bad guys and weapons of choice

Social Studies—March 2012
March 2012

Social Studies—March 2012

by Jean-Philippe Delhomme

Ground Shift
March 2012

Ground Shift

School of Seven Bells is back in session with a renewed vision; plus, song picks of the month

Nigella Seed
March 2012

Nigella Seed

Farmshop’s Jeff Cerciello shares an ancient secret—and a recipe for avocado hummus

Spellbound
March 2012

Spellbound

Mirror Mirror’s Lily Collins—meet the very real girl behind a fairy-tale role

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

Q+LA Lucy Liu
March 2012

Q+LA Lucy Liu

The actress talks policing on Southland, finding her voice...and maybe not being as tough as nails as her rep

Editor’s Letter—March 2012
March 2012

Editor’s Letter—March 2012

On Lily Collin’s magical spell, spring fashion’s wallop of color—and the new trend seeping into cocktails

Spy  Work
February 2012

Spy Work

For Gary Oldman, a long-deserved Oscar nomination is nice, but it’s really all about the work

Merry Prankster
February 2012

Merry Prankster

Joking around with George Clooney—no, seriously—as his A-list friends tell tales on his wicked sense of humor

Viola
February 2012

Viola

Actress Viola Davis talks Hollywood, humility and digging deep to help others

Oscars by the Numbers
February 2012

Oscars by the Numbers

Surprising stats from the most famous awards show of them all

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February 2012

IMAGE: Appearances Dress Code

Always a shining star among the red carpet set, L’Wren Scott is making a grand entrance with her own line

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February 2012

IMAGE Baublicious!

Tony Duquette for Coach lights up the jewelry scene with one truly baublicious bauble

Twist of Fate
February 2012

Twist of Fate

Reality reimagined as art, as American Idol stunner Katharine McPhee comes to TV with a Smash

50+ Leading Men
February 2012

50+ Leading Men

Matinee idols with the mojo to get the girl and break the box office—vote for the greatest, tell us if we missed any

Editor’s Letter—February 2012
February 2012

Editor’s Letter—February 2012

Movies, math and much more: It’s awards time in Los Angeles

Dramatic Art
January 2012

Dramatic Art

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

Cultural Reverence
January 2012

Cultural Reverence

Comedian Donald Glover is serious about rap, and he’s got the lyrics to prove it

Piment d’Espelette
January 2012

Piment d’Espelette

Spicy meets sweet in Ludo Lefebvre’s latest confection

In the Abstract
January 2012

In the Abstract

The genius of Ellsworth Kelly on display in Los Angeles not once but twice

Noble Acts
January 2012

Noble Acts

She bewitches and beguiles in PBS’ Downton Abbey, but just who is Michelle Dockery, the girl behind the impervious Lady Mary?

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January 2012

IMAGE: Appearances T Time

Forefront fashion designer Tory Burch hones a plan for business--other people’s business

IMAGE Heart of Glass
January 2012

IMAGE Heart of Glass

Ritsue Mishima makes magic out of glass

50+ Main Titles: 1990–2011
January 2012

50+ Main Titles: 1990–2011

A special extended episode of prime-time TV opening sequences—part three, 1990–2011. Play the clips, vote for the best

Q+LA Julian Fellowes
January 2012

Q+LA Julian Fellowes

The reigning monarch of England’s storied past tells tales on his beloved Downton Abbey

I Spy
December 2011

I Spy

George Clooney on how he turned paparazzi tactics on their ear and forged a mission of mercy to prevent African atrocities.

Q+LA Esa-Pekka Salonen
December 2011

Q+LA Esa-Pekka Salonen

The L.A. Phil conductor laureate returns home with a newly unearthed Shostakovich opera.

Once Bitten
November 2011

Once Bitten

How Carter Burwell conjured up the atmospheric strains of the Twilight climax, Breaking Dawn.

Chef’s Table
November 2011

Chef’s Table

What do culinary stars serve when they entertain at home? Five of the city’s best answer the question—with recipes.

Bolt Action
November 2011

Bolt Action

With big roles in The Three Musketeers, Immortals and The Hobbit, the time is now for Luke Evans.

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November 2011

IMAGE: APPEARANCES Natural Fit

Donna Karan builds an Urban Zen oasis in L.A., with groundbreaking fashions and accessories sourced from around the globe.