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Perchance to Dream
May 2010

Perchance to Dream

Sleeping Beauty’s glass coffin and Jesus’ empty tomb made indelible marks on wee Rick Owens’ psyche and thereafter, his distinctive furniture designs.

Hollywood Backlot How I Met Your Mother
May 2010

Hollywood Backlot How I Met Your Mother

Hollywood Backlot steps on to the set of CBS’ hit show How I Met Your Mother, now in its fifth hilarious season.

The Slow Fade from B&W into Color
April 2010

The Slow Fade from B&W into Color

There's more diversity in noir than you might think—Denise Hamilton proves it.

At Caa, All Roads Lead to Rum
April 2010

At Caña, All Roads Lead to Rum

Nightlife king Cedd Moses’ new downtown rum club evokes the spirit of the tropics.

Heavenly Hawaii
April 2010

Heavenly Hawaii

On Kauai, lie back, sip a mai tai and gaze at the moon over Hanalei Bay—and there's no better place to do it than the St. Regis Princeville.

A Taste of Pinot Paradise
April 2010

A Taste of Pinot Paradise

Santa Barbara is pinot noir heaven, but just which one is best? We give 'em a taste test.

Transverse Transcendence
April 2010

Transverse Transcendence

The pinot noirs of the Santa Rita Hills have come a long way since the planting of the very first vine.

Dangerous Curves
April 2010

Dangerous Curves

Carla Gugino tears into her roles as if with talons, showing a capacity for risk taking in neo-noir tales that ride the edge of darkness.

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.

Basic Black
April 2010

Basic Black

Twenty essential books and films that form the foundation for that specialty genre known as L.A. noir.

Hollywood Backlot Justified
April 2010

Hollywood Backlot Justified

With this issue, LA becomes the print home of David Strick’s behind-the-scenes look at hot TV and movie productions.

Memories Taste Like This
March 2010

Memories Taste Like This

Chasen’s dishes were part of the fabric of Los Angeles—now they're living on in the work of one of its veterans.

Looks Can Kill
March 2010

Looks Can Kill

Kim-Maree Penn is lovely, but her winning smile isn't the only thing that can knock you out.

Drink in Paradise
February 2010

Drink in Paradise

The tiki cocktail is back with a vengeance...and now a tip of the hat to the man who brought it to Los Angeles.

Paradise Poured
February 2010

Paradise Poured

Tiki is back—5 recipes you'll remember, reimagined for a new generation.

Blunt Force
February 2010

Blunt Force

Dedicated follower of fashion, crime-scene cleaner, Queen of England—to say Emily Blunt has range is an understatement.

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.

L.A. Cocktails Parting Shots
January 2010

L.A. Cocktails Parting Shots

Say hello to top-tier tequila's little buddy.

Joker's Wild
January 2010

Joker's Wild

Eric Yahnker's work is elegant proof that serious art can flourish under the umbrella of comedy.

Visionary
January 2010

Visionary

Meet five people whose forward-thinking formulations can forge a path for Los Angeles into the future.

Robert Crais Man of Mystery
January 2010

Robert Crais Man of Mystery

The writer of hard-boiled L.A. crime fiction puts Elvis Cole’s shadowy sidekick, Joe Pike, center stage again—and adds tender to tough.

Beyond Modern
December 2009

Beyond Modern

Whimsy is not typically associated with serious contemporary architecture and art. But for Pae White and Tom Marble, the quality of playfulness is essential.

Robert Downey Jr.The Game’s Afoot
December 2009

Robert Downey Jr.The Game’s Afoot

Robert Downey, Jr., and Guy Ritchie, star and director of Sherlock Holmes, respectively, riff on beatdowns, baggage—and staying true to a literary icon.

Michael JacksonOff the Wall
December 2009

Michael JacksonOff the Wall

Our exclusive first look at The Official Michael Jackson Opus—a leather-bound 400-page tribute sanctioned by the star.

Mezcal Free Spirit
November 2009

Mezcal Free Spirit

Ron Cooper's journey from artist to mezcal producer started with a single question: “Do you think the Pan-American Highway really exists?” From there, he was driven to show the world the joys of the most complex, versatile and rarefied distillate on earth.

(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.

Abbie Cornish Poetry in Motion
November 2009

Abbie Cornish Poetry in Motion

View Video The ascending star reflects on her farm girl roots, her inner beast—and her...

The California Cure The Land of Sunshine
October 2009

The California Cure The Land of Sunshine

Sure, L.A. is the City of Angels, but did you know it's also the wellness capital of the U.S.? Travel back to 1886, when William Wiggins came here to shake off tuberculosis...and spent the next 36 years extolling the curative powers of our city.

Every Day Is a Winding Road Sheryl Crow
October 2009

Every Day Is a Winding Road Sheryl Crow

The Grammy winner has learned to take life’s turns as they come—and finds well-being is the destination. Hear her story in her own words

Christian Louboutin Sole Seduction
September 2009

Christian Louboutin Sole Seduction

Konstantin Kakanias reflects on his 30-year friendship with Christian Louboutin, a man who woos with far more than the color of his shoes’ undersides.

Buzz Aldrin + Daniel LalondeRocket Men
September 2009

Buzz Aldrin + Daniel LalondeRocket Men

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin and Vuitton visionary Daniel Lalonde talk passion, perseverence and the pitfalls of life at the tip-top.

L.A. Fashion Rough Cut
September 2009

L.A. Fashion Rough Cut

Strong, silent and iconoclastic is the ticket for this season of men's fashion.

Close to Home
August 2009

Close to Home

Longtime friends Sally Horchow and Lulu Powers find the best bashes can be had right in one's own backyard, with local food including Oxnard strawberries, produce from the Hollywood Farmers' Market, Harrison Clarke Rosé from Santa Ynez and Redwood Hill Farm cheeses.

Gustavo DudamelPassion Play
August 2009

Gustavo DudamelPassion Play

Editor in Chief Annie Gilbar’s one on one with Gustavo Dudamel, the incoming Los Angeles Philharmonic Maestro.

Chief Bill Bratton & Jim Wiatt Q&A
June 2009

Chief Bill Bratton & Jim Wiatt Q&A

In a meeting of the minds, the city's police chief and the William Morris Agency's former chairman and CEO work together to raise millions for police programs and the betterment of Los Angeles.

Right Here, Right Now
June 2009

Right Here, Right Now

The perfect storm of global influences, post-Obama acceptance and all-age music clubs is leading Los Angeles into a true indie renaissance, with bands like the Knux, Dengue Fever, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Very Be Careful.

Canyon Jam
June 2009

Canyon Jam

At his rented house across the street from Rick Rubin, Jonathan Wilson has again made Laurel Canyon into rock 'n' roll haven, with loose jams that include everyone from Elvis Costello and Jenny Lewis to Van Morrison and Wilco.

Joni Mitchell On Point
June 2009

Joni Mitchell On Point

As Nic Harcourt interviews Joni Mitchell, the songstress riffs on her provocative ballet, The Fiddle and the Drum, as well as the '60s and '70s music scene in L.A.

Jeff Ayeroff Music to My Eyes
June 2009

Jeff Ayeroff Music to My Eyes

Go in depth with the musical magic man who greenlit Madonna's career, discovered Fiona Apple, marketed the Police into superstardom and made a-ha's "Take on Me" video an instant classic.

Happily Ever Laughter
May 2009

Happily Ever Laughter

For the very first time, longtime marrieds Jay and Mavis Leno open up on strong women, real men and why theirs is a love for the ages.

Break the Wedding-Cake Mold
May 2009

Break the Wedding-Cake Mold

An array of wedding cakes—Hummingbird, Green Tea, Old-Fashion, Croque en Bouche, Coffee Crunch, Imagawa-yaki—from some of L.A.'s best bakeries, such as Patticakes in Altadena and Jin Patisserie in Venice.

Wedding Album Chemical Connections
May 2009

Wedding Album Chemical Connections

Mary Murphy profiles the various ways matchmakers help you to find your dream guy or girl, from online Websites to high-end personal shoppers.

Wedding Album The Assimilated
May 2009

Wedding Album The Assimilated

Gustavo Arellano explains how traditional Mexican-American weddings, including his own sister's, are becoming a thing of the past...and why that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Wedding Album The Renewal
May 2009

Wedding Album The Renewal

After 20 years of marriage and an inadequate proposal, Jim Moret surprised his wife by getting down on one knee and taking his beloved as his bride all over again...in front of their kids, friends and family.

Wedding Album My Jewish Catholic Shinto Greek Wedding
May 2009

Wedding Album My Jewish Catholic Shinto Greek Wedding

An insider account of how four cultures blend together to make one diverse wedding in Greece, including a three-religion ceremony and as many as nine languages in play.

Wedding Album The Officiant
May 2009

Wedding Album The Officiant

After being asked to perform her neighbors' wedding, Sue Smalley talks about the steps she took formally officiate the wedding and memories that flooded her when thinking about her own big day 34 years earlier.

Wedding Album The Same-Sex Couple
May 2009

Wedding Album The Same-Sex Couple

Raymond and Byron Moya carry on as a hospital admissions clerk and a labor organizer, even as they evolve into marriage-equality activists. “From neighbors to grocery-store clerks,” they say, “our community has embraced us as a gay married couple.”

Wedding Album The Arrangement
May 2009

Wedding Album The Arrangement

Howard Rosenman recalls how his Jewish Orthodox nephew in Israel met the woman of his dreams after she was presented to him as an "arranged" spouse.

Wedding Album The Ex-Bachelor
May 2009

Wedding Album The Ex-Bachelor

Senior Editor Jod Kaftan tells why he gave up bachelorhood after years of swearing by it—and how the right woman changed his mind.

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.