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The Source Michael Connelly
March 2011

The Source Michael Connelly

The bestselling author shares the roller coaster of seeing his Lincoln Lawyer go from book to big screen.

Sherry Reconsidered
February 2011

Sherry Reconsidered

It’s long been revered as a spirit—now today’s cocktalians are giving the libation a second go-round in eight delectable recipes.

Rule Britannia!
February 2011

Rule Britannia!

Never underestimate the allure of the English costume drama—a lesson mainstream Hollywood has learned time and again.

MILA KUNIS Range Finder
February 2011

MILA KUNIS Range Finder

With a scope that extends from dark fantasy to tender rom-com, a ravishing ingenue blossoms before our eyes into a leading lady.

RICHARD HAWKINS The Beautiful and the Damned
February 2011

RICHARD HAWKINS The Beautiful and the Damned

Turning out works that meditate on desire and celebrity allows this artist to embrace his twisted, tortured side.

RDN = NYC
January 2011

RDN = NYC

Yeah, we’re talkin’ to Robert De Niro, the unofficial mayor of Gotham.

Balancing Act Troupe Vertigo
December 2010

Balancing Act Troupe Vertigo

A new kind of circus is upon us. Gone is the grandiose showmanship, and in its place is one that’s more accessible—more “street,” if you will.

Social Engineering
December 2010

Social Engineering

One idiosyncratic getaway takes mechanics to new heights in its aim to be a home where bonding with your loved ones and your surroundings is paramount.

No Boundaries Kerry Washington
December 2010

No Boundaries Kerry Washington

Already front and center herself on the big screen, the actress shares her true passion: the transformative power of the arts on young people.

Second Course
November 2010

Second Course

Forced to reinvent herself, high priestess of L.A. dining Nancy Silverton found there’s no success like proven success.

Wedded in Wonderland
November 2010

Wedded in Wonderland

A farm-to-table reception strikes the perfect notes of abundance, beauty and life, even when the nuptials are in a gay bar turned antiques bazaar.

Jersey Boy
November 2010

Jersey Boy

On HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Michael Pitt is the consummate damaged soul, but his own wide-eyed ambition that fuels the persona.

The Shining
November 2010

The Shining

Four extraordinary women’s watches that elevate the craft of the timepiece into artful expression.

A Novel Feast Dinner with Mona Simpson
November 2010

A Novel Feast Dinner with
Mona Simpson

She’s as big a literary presence as L.A. has at the moment—but a homecooked meal with the author reveals nuances akin to her writing.

Exercise Authority
October 2010

Exercise Authority

Want a better body? One of L.A.'s premier celebrity trainers share her fitness A-to-Z’s. She helped Madonna get her guns—she knows.

The Long Run
October 2010

The Long Run

Overcoming bullet wounds to his legs was a must-race for track star Bryshon Nellum—and he would not settle for second place.

Body of Knowledge Full-Frontal Assault
October 2010

Body of Knowledge Full-Frontal Assault

The battle against breast cancer continues unabated on all fronts—we go to the experts for a checkup to see how itÆs doing.

Body of Knowledge The Way Back
October 2010

Body of Knowledge The Way Back

Inside the art and science of aging gracefully—and rest assured it's a whole lot of both.

Where the Wild Things Are
October 2010

Where the Wild Things Are

With African tribal artifacts and homegrown L.A. pieces, Ernie and Diane Wolfe’s wonderfully eccentric house suits the idiosyncratic couple to a T.

Art of Deception
September 2010

Art of Deception

Lucas Paya reveres tradition, yet his mixology always breaks ground—as evidenced in the Spanish Golden Ale he makes just for LA.

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.

Surface Tension
September 2010

Surface Tension

Lari Pittman is quite comfortable, thank you, with the vivid contradictions that come through in his character—and his art.

Call of the Wild
September 2010

Call of the Wild

An indulgent assortment of fall fashion accessories inspired by an array of nature's most unique and beautiful creatures.

Character Driven
September 2010

Character Driven

With 10 films on tap, Milla Jovovich sits down for a Q&A on the perils of 3-D and shedding that “model turned actress” label.

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.

In Vino Vendimia
August 2010

In Vino Vendimia

The best food and wine festival you've never heard of? It's right next door in Baja...but it's a hard ticket to score.

Bitter Truth
August 2010

Bitter Truth

Sure, they're sour-tasting elixirs made from mashed herbs—but thanks to the craft-cocktail movement, the time for amari in the States has never been better.

Eau Joy
August 2010

Eau Joy

Synchro-swim group the Aqualillies channel old Hollywood glamour as they ride the wake of megastar mermaid Esther Williams.

Dre’s Anatomy
August 2010

Dre’s Anatomy

All-Star Dodger Andre Ethier has embraced L.A. in unexpected ways. In our exclusive interview, he dishes on family, faith, fashion...and his favorite foods.

10Q: Alison Brie
August 2010

10Q: Alison Brie

The Mad Men and Community actress gets positively frisky in a sit-down on the playful side of Hollywood.

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 Sonia Eram
July 2010

Tastemakers Sonia Eram

Sonia Eram never advertises her Bev Hills store, Mameg, and still she has become L.A.’s most highly educated, under-the-radar fashion arbiter.

Tastemakers Jonathan Gold
July 2010

Tastemakers Jonathan Gold

Jonathan Gold is America’s top food critic, compassionately exploring L.A.’s global fare, treating taco trucks with the same reverence as a Michelin-rated restaurant.

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.

Tastemakers Jeffrey Deitch
July 2010

Tastemakers Jeffrey Deitch

After 30 years as a curator and gallerist, Deitch signs on at MOCA to continue his constantly evolving dialogue about art, life and the cultural landscape.

Past Perfect Christina Hendricks
July 2010

Past Perfect Christina Hendricks

Fired-copper hair, vanilla-malt skin, five feet eight inches of packed va-va-voom—Mad Men’s alpha babe talks Hollywood, Tom Waits worship and becoming a living doll.

Let’s Get Ready to Rumba!
July 2010

Let’s Get Ready to Rumba!

Unlike other sports, same-sex dancing is unique to the Gay Games and Steve Valentine and Robert Tristan are serious contenders.

Hollywood Backlot Dinner for Schmucks
June 2010

Hollywood Backlot Dinner for Schmucks

Takes a catbird seat at the table of the sure-to-be hilarious Dinner for Schmucks.

The Real Deal
June 2010

The Real Deal

Tom Selleck is one of Hollywood's best westerners. Now, with an induction into the Cowboy Hall of Fame, turns out he doesn't just talk the talk.

Jerkin’ Jeneration
June 2010

Jerkin’ Jeneration

Perhaps owing to its eyebrow-raising moniker, this blend of hip-hop-infused dance, music and style is all about youth, sound and a truly distinctive look.

Right Here Right Now
June 2010

Right Here Right Now

Who will be the next great indie band in L.A.? Our pundits weigh in with their picks.

Matinee Idol
May 2010

Matinee Idol

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

Haute Coffee
May 2010

Haute Coffee

If you are looking for a great cup of java, check out these recommendations from our resident coffee connoisseurs.

Chasing the Dragon
May 2010

Chasing the Dragon

Has the specialization of coffee has slipped into the realm of pretension...at the sake of plain old good taste?

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.

All That Glitters
May 2010

All That Glitters

Robert Stone sets his sights on the stories buildings tell, the personal and cultural iconography they manifest—and even the feelings they evoke.

Fountain Head
May 2010

Fountain Head

Water Entertainment Technologies is arguably the most advanced design firm of its kind. Even if you don’t know the name, you’ve likely seen its handiwork.

True to Form Eddy Sykes
May 2010

True to Form Eddy Sykes

Owner of ChersonProm, Sykes dreams of design that is moving in every sense of the word—and everything he turns out proves it.

True to Form Meier/Ferrer
May 2010

True to Form Meier/Ferrer

Proof that two halves do make a whole, especially when it comes to designing spectacular elemental furniture.

Kobe Bryant White Hot
May 2010

Kobe Bryant White Hot

Kobe Bryant strikes an elegant pose as he fields questions on his basketball mortality and getting used to flying in helicopters.