Feature Story

21st-Century Altruism
April 2009

21st-Century Altruism

A look at the Las Vegas lives of Jenna and Michael Morton—the N9NE Group, tackling local causes and the magnificent house they built overlooking Red Rock Canyon.

Native Wisdom
April 2009

Native Wisdom

Pat Mulroy, head of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, has been pushing xeriscaping by example at Las Vegas' Springs Preserve—and it's really catching on.

A Love Letter to Sin City
April 2009

A Love Letter to Sin City

Vegas Mon Amour: Peruse Albert Watson's visionary album for a winning mecca.

Q and Me
April 2009

Q and Me

Nicole Avant chats with her—and music’s—godfather Quincy Jones on passion, politics, perfection and passing the torch.

Eye on the Ball
April 2009

Eye on the Ball

Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf volley on raising two kids in Las Vegas and raising money for their charitable endeavors, the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy and Andre Agassi Foundation and Graf's Children for Tomorrow.

The Big Secret
April 2009

The Big Secret

How Parry Thomas and Jerry Mack—a Mormon from Utah and a Jew from Las Vegas—built the Bank of Las Vegas and changed laws to entice corporations and make the Mob leave Sin City.

Look, Ma, I Cracked a Safe!
March 2009

Look, Ma, I Cracked a Safe!

Physics students at Milken Community High School in Los Angeles enter an international safecracking competition in Israel.

La Cage aux Folles
March 2009

La Cage aux Folles

The Spring 2009 collections defy gloom and doom with brilliant color, artistry and inspiration. Pull up a front-row seat to the best of the season.

Lynda Resnick Bearing Fruit
March 2009

Lynda Resnick Bearing Fruit

The marketing genius and Pom Queen talks with professor Jared Diamond about ambition, instinct, sustainability—and Jackie O’s fake pearls.

Heaven Is in the Details
February 2009

Heaven Is in the Details

Pelican Hill rises like an Italian Renaissance masterpiece above the magnificent Newport Beach coast, on 504 acres surrounded by almost 50,000 acres of protected habitat.

Suddenly Last Summer
February 2009

Suddenly Last Summer

Famed producer Howard Rosenman says an early obsession with Elizabeth Taylor helped make him the man he is today.

The Right Direction
February 2009

The Right Direction

Comedian Steve Martin interviews director Ron Howard about his fifty remarkable years in the motion picture business.

The New Red Carpet
February 2009

The New Red Carpet

Fashion Director Lori Goldstein insists risk isn't wrong for Tinseltown fashionistas. Mats Gustafson illustrates her fantasy pairings of red-carpet celebs and designer creations.

Anne Hathaway Face Forward
February 2009

Anne Hathaway Face Forward

The actress opens up to her Rachel Getting Married scribe Jenny Lumet on fame, focus, ferocity—and going girly for Bride Wars.

Working the Angles
November 2008

Working the Angles

Daring designers are changing the shape of fashion with exaggerated proportions and unexpected silhouettes.

Pipe Dreams
November 2008

Pipe Dreams

Baritone Nathan Gunn and tenor Joseph Kaiser have emerged as a kind of Newman and Redford of the opera world.

Magic Johnson Means Business
November 2008

Magic Johnson Means Business

The former Laker talks about revitalizing neighborhoods, employing minorities and his new book, 32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business.

Rodrigo Santoro Is Ready for Takeoff
November 2008

Rodrigo Santoro Is Ready for Takeoff

The Brazilian actor pauses to reflect with Laura Linney on the nature of celebrity and his growing fame in America.

Black Magic
October 2008

Black Magic

A trip to LACMA brought the Italian artist to the banks of the La Brea Tar Pits, leading to years of study and experimentation with his now signature material.

J Mays Auto Didact
October 2008

J Mays Auto Didact

The visionary car designer's innovative legacy of prototypes and concept cars continues with his radical new direction at Ford, based on an aesthetic called Kinetic Design.

Elements of Style
October 2008

Elements of Style

The Brentwood home of Nancy Heller and Fred Specktor is a kaleidoscope of aesthetic tastes and personal passions.

What’s Frank Up To?
October 2008

What’s Frank Up To?

Editor in Chief Annie Gilbar talks intimately with Gehry about his recent architecture, daily routine and plans for future work.

Almost Heaven
October 2008

Almost Heaven

Elizabeth Poett continues a famly tradition of organic-beef farming at Rancho San Julien near Santa Barbara.

Catbird Seat
September 2008

Catbird Seat

Avant-garde painter Rosson Crow talks about her recent success and her love of Los Angeles.

Briny Depth
September 2008

Briny Depth

Beneath its spiky exterior, the California sea urchin has a velvety, delicious heart of gold.

Obamas Better Half
September 2008

Obama's Better Half

Michelle talks with Editor in Chief Annie Gilbar about raising Sasha and Malia, finding alone time with Barack, and more.

The Comeback Kid
September 2008

The Comeback Kid

With Rick Neuheisel as UCLA's new head football coach, how worried is USC's Pete Carroll about how his Trojans will fare?

Beyond Ballroom
September 2008

Beyond Ballroom

L.A.'s flourishing dance scene moves to a varied multicultural rhythm, offering classes in everything from tango to capoeira.