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French Connection
May 2012

French Connection

WEB EXCLUSIVE: French spirits star in the mixed-drink recipes at Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix’s Pour Vous

Social Studies—May 2012
May 2012

Social Studies—May 2012

by Jean-Philippe Delhomme

Promised Land
May 2012

Promised Land

Century-old Llano del Rio—one man’s great hope for a Southern California Socialist utopia

Mysterious Sweden
April 2012

Mysterious Sweden

Swedish crime-fiction expert John-Henri Holmberg brings you the Nordic noir invasion

More Than Mystery
April 2012

More Than Mystery

Eat, drink, shop and stay—a tip sheet to the stunning little big city of Stockholm

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...

Rhythm + Blue
April 2012

Rhythm + Blue

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

Right Makes Might
January 2012

Right Makes Might

How a dogged civil-rights lawyer, an ex-gangster and a risk-taking LAPD captain helped skirt a Rodney King riot repeat

Bay Watch Bars
July 2011

Bay Watch Bars

by CAMPER ENGLISH Comstock Saloon / comstocksaloon.com This bar pays tribute to the turn-of-the-century Barbary...

Bay Watch Art + Architecture
July 2011

Bay Watch Art + Architecture

by MAYER RUS San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / sfmoma.org The museum’s big expansion—designed...

Troubadour of Troubled Times
June 2011

Troubadour of Troubled Times

Finding beauty in the most unlikely of California’s corners, Dave Alvin proves he’s far more than a blast-from-the-past roots rocker.

Editor’s Note
May 2011

Editor’s Note

Our May issue hones in on the arts of architecture and design—two always seen but not always appreciated applications of practical magic.

Pretty Tough
April 2011

Pretty Tough

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

Sunset on Sunset
April 2011

Sunset on Sunset

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

Printed Matter
March 2011

Printed Matter

A library of design surprises awaits at vintage-furniture emporium Reform.

Editor’s Letter—January 2011
January 2011

Editor’s Letter—January 2011

Much is made of the differences between L.A. and New York—perhaps more should be spoken of their similarities.

50: Snow Domes
December 2010

50: Snow Domes

California landmarks preserved in mini winter wonderlands. Shake...and awe.

Consuming Passion Dinner with Michael Voltaggio
September 2010

Consuming Passion Dinner with
Michael Voltaggio

The Top Chef master sits down with the Pulitzer-winning food writer to savor what’s next on his menu.

The Fall of Troy
September 2010

The Fall of Troy

USC football fans are shocked—shocked!—by their school's severe NCAA sanctions...Turns out they shouldn't be.

50: Homes of the Stars
September 2010

50: Homes of the Stars

Vintage postcards from Hollywood’s golden age—wish you were here.

A New Leaf
July 2010

A New Leaf

For photographer Emily Shur, the eerie wonder of cell phone towers have become the new classic landscape.

Tastemakers Frederick + Laurie Samitaur-Smith
July 2010

Tastemakers Frederick + Laurie Samitaur-Smith

Can real-estate development be a path to progressive social action? Frederick and Laurie Samitaur-Smith believe so and are proving it in Culver City.

Burning Man
July 2010

Burning Man

John Long will do anything to get your kids hooked on what he’s peddling at L.A.’s Museum of Natural History—the joys of discovery, the glories of science and the wonders of life itself.

Matinee Idol
May 2010

Matinee Idol

The ArcLight extends its reign over L.A. movie theaters with a new branch in Pasadena.

Seoul Mate
May 2010

Seoul Mate

Pierre Koenig’s modern-architecture masterpiece Case Study House No. 21 exhibits global balance with an owner who showcases Eastern art through a series of visiting installations.

On the Edge of Nothing
April 2010

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.

Drai for Night
February 2010

Drai for Night

Victor Drai is no stranger to Los Angeles—and his new club atop the W Hotel in Hollywood proves it.

(Fish) (Delicious)
November 2009

(Fish) (Delicious)

There is no town more sushi crazed than Los Angeles. But just what is it about raw fish that sends us into such a frenzy? Turns out true sushi mastery can be discovered through the most unexpected sources—like my acupuncturist.

Culture(d)—October 2009
October 2009

Culture(d)—October 2009

In the realm of arts and ideas.

Walk This Way Boyle Heights
October 2009

Walk This Way Boyle Heights

Lyrics to the Missing Persons song aside, people do walk in L.A., chief among them indefatigable city council president Eric Garcetti. To echo the point, he steps out of the office to stroll nearby Boyle Heights.

Where There’s Smoke...
July 2009

Where There’s Smoke...

Santa Monica's Tinder Box tobacco shop goes back a long way. But to diehard smokers, it's just as fresh and welcoming as the day they walked in. Who cares if the world is changing around it?

Riding Tall with Compton’s Jr. Posse
September 2008

Riding Tall with Compton’s Jr. Posse

In 1988, Mayisha Akbar founded an after-school equestrian program that gives inner-city kids a running start.