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 steps on to the set of CBS’ hit show How I Met Your Mother, now in its fifth hilarious season.
There's more diversity in noir than you might think—Denise Hamilton proves it.
Nightlife king Cedd Moses’ new downtown rum club evokes the spirit of the tropics.
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.
Santa Barbara is pinot noir heaven, but just which one is best? We give 'em a taste test.
The pinot noirs of the Santa Rita Hills have come a long way since the planting of the very first vine.
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.
There's no metropolis more perfect to serve as noir’s backdrop than the frontier’s end—the “last city,” Los Angeles.
Twenty essential books and films that form the foundation for that specialty genre known as L.A. noir.
With this issue, LA becomes the print home of David Strick’s behind-the-scenes look at hot TV and movie productions.
Chasen’s dishes were part of the fabric of Los Angeles—now they're living on in the work of one of its veterans.
Kim-Maree Penn is lovely, but her winning smile isn't the only thing that can knock you out.
The tiki cocktail is back with a vengeance...and now a tip of the hat to the man who brought it to Los Angeles.
Tiki is back—5 recipes you'll remember, reimagined for a new generation.
Dedicated follower of fashion, crime-scene cleaner, Queen of England—to say Emily Blunt has range is an understatement.
Victor Drai is no stranger to Los Angeles—and his new club atop the W Hotel in Hollywood proves it.
Say hello to top-tier tequila's little buddy.
Eric Yahnker's work is elegant proof that serious art can flourish under the umbrella of comedy.
Meet five people whose forward-thinking formulations can forge a path for Los Angeles into the future.
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.
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., and Guy Ritchie, star and director of Sherlock Holmes, respectively, riff on beatdowns, baggage—and staying true to a literary icon.
Our exclusive first look at The Official Michael Jackson Opus—a leather-bound 400-page tribute sanctioned by the star.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin and Vuitton visionary Daniel Lalonde talk passion, perseverence and the pitfalls of life at the tip-top.
Strong, silent and iconoclastic is the ticket for this season of men's fashion.
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.
Editor in Chief Annie Gilbar’s one on one with Gustavo Dudamel, the incoming Los Angeles Philharmonic Maestro.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mary Murphy profiles the various ways matchmakers help you to find your dream guy or girl, from online Websites to high-end personal shoppers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Senior Editor Jod Kaftan tells why he gave up bachelorhood after years of swearing by it—and how the right woman changed his mind.
Giants of philanthropy Eli Broad and David Bohnett discuss their motivations, how they've decided to give back and what they consider a success.