L.A. History

Universal Language
June 2012

Universal Language

Tom Schnabel and Jordan Peimer riff on world music, audience pleasers...and what doesn't sell in L.A.

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

Promised Land
May 2012

Promised Land

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

Social Studies—April 2012
April 2012

Social Studies—April 2012

by Jean-Philippe Delhomme

Give It to Galindo
April 2012

Give It to Galindo

A Latino LAPD detective works under the radar to clear a black ex-cop in mid-’50s L.A.

Culture(d)—March 2012
March 2012

Culture(d)—March 2012

In the realm of art and ideas: Cliff May’s home front, Rosson Crow’s climate control—and truly wearable art

VIDEO Ronald Reagan’s Surprising Early Days
February 2012

VIDEO Ronald Reagan’s Surprising Early Days

Hear the tapes, as Reagan opens up about his battle against the encroachment of communism into Hollywood

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

Back to Shul
December 2011

Back to Shul

The reimagining of Beverly Hills’ Temple Emanuel is the perfect intersection of hallowed and forward thinking.

50 Vogue Records
December 2011

50 Vogue Records

Vintage disks that give new meaning to the words beautiful music.

Q+LA Esa-Pekka Salonen
December 2011

Q+LA Esa-Pekka Salonen

The L.A. Phil conductor laureate returns home with a newly unearthed Shostakovich opera.

Unraveling Anne
November 2011

Unraveling Anne

A daughter’s search for the story behind her mother’s tragic path leads to a uniquely heartfelt understanding.

Human Touch
September 2011

Human Touch

Following clues in 21st-century forensics means much more than switching on a machine.

The RED Revolution
September 2011

The RED Revolution

Inside the RED Revolution, where one com­pany is changing the way Hollywood makes movies.

Culture(d)—July 2011
July 2011

Culture(d)—July 2011

In the realm of arts and ideas: beachside bike tour, dino might and a New York attitude.

When Country Was King
June 2011

When Country Was King

Long before Nashville was Nashville, the home of good old honky-tonkin’ was right here in Southern California.

Artful Dodging
May 2011

Artful Dodging

For a young, wealthy museum, the Getty has a long history of dubious practices. From Chasing Aphrodite, by the L.A. Times’ Jason Felch & Ralph Frammolino.

Culture(d)—May 2011
May 2011

Culture(d)—May 2011

In the realm of art and ideas: an exploration of beauty, classic films in L.A.'s classic theaters...and the dark visions of Tim Burton.

Policing Revolution
April 2011

Policing Revolution

In the revolutionary movement of the ’60s, the first face-off between the LAPD’s SWAT and the Black Panthers blindsided them both.

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.

Editor’s Note
April 2011

Editor’s Note

Los Angeles and its underbelly—no one captures it with the magic of mystery-fiction writers, and we've nabbed a slew of them.

The Long Way Home
February 2011

The Long Way Home

The Indo Dutch are a multicultural people. And when they had to leave their homeland, California was the logical destination.

50: Snow Domes
December 2010

50: Snow Domes

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

Culture(d)—November 2010
November 2010

Culture(d)—November 2010

This month, an eclectic sampling of the Los Angeles art scene, including a Michael Kohn retrospective, Raphael’s Madonna and Andy Warhol camos.

Culture(d)—October 2010
October 2010

Culture(d)—October 2010

It's a decidedly photographic bent with a William Eggleston exhibition at LACMA, a book on reefer films and a tribute to Julius Shulman.

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.

Culture(d)—September 2010
September 2010

Culture(d)—September 2010

To honor the Mexican bicentennial, museums are showcasing murals, posters, tattoos and street art; plus, a Santa Monica Glow.

Editor's Letter—September 2010
September 2010

Editor's Letter—September 2010

Our September issue is an experience that spans the five senses—hope you relish each and every story.

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.

The Chords That Bind
June 2010

The Chords That Bind

For Laraine Newman and her daughter, rock music became the currency with which they traded a profound unspoken intimacy.

Shadow Caster
April 2010

Shadow Caster

The war between William H. Parker and gangster Mickey Cohen proves truth is stranger than noir fiction.

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.

Hope on Ice
January 2010

Hope on Ice

Robert Nelson turned to technology to beat the Great Inevitability, and then technology turned on him

50: Matchbooks
January 2010

50: Matchbooks

Remembering an era when smoking was cool and every match cover was a mini pop masterpiece.

50: Badges
November 2009

50: Badges

A timeline of LAPD stars and shields; plus, notable events in the annals of Los Angeles' criminal history.

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?

L.A. Story: The Musical
June 2009

L.A. Story: The Musical

A chronological breakdown of every major music event in Los Angeles history, from the Philharmonic's first concert in 1919 to Prince's residency at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in 2007.

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.

The Beatles & Elvis Harmonic Convergence
June 2009

The Beatles & Elvis Harmonic Convergence

A firsthand account of how the Beatles first met Elvis in Bel Air in 1965. A good time was had by all—but who was more in awe of the other?

What Plane?
March 2009

What Plane?

During the Cold War, the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation's Skunk Works division built top secret spy planes like OXCART in the heart of Burbank, California.

Stage Fright
February 2009

Stage Fright

What happens when a six-foot python goes missing from the Oscars? Famed producer Gil Cates has a great story to tell.

And the Award for Best Menu...
February 2009

And the Award for Best Menu...

It’s easy to forget that Oscar parties didn't really exist before Wolfgang Puck über-agent Swifty Lazar and began hosting their annual events.

Breakfast of Campeónes
November 2008

Breakfast of Campeónes

Discover how the Lopez family, founders and operators of Carmelita Chorizo, made the spicy sausage mix a mainstream national dish.

Soil Survivors
October 2008

Soil Survivors

After feeding Los Angeles for eight decades, the Tapia Brothers produce stand grows on.