October 2008

October 2008

Jon Stewart The Daily Factor

Jon Stewart The Daily Factor

The Comedy Central commentator talks with David Steinberg about Johnny Carson, Calgon, Petticoat Junction, and the early days of his career.

Categories: Interviews / The Ear

Kind Over Matter

Kind Over Matter

How I Met Your Mother's Josh Radnor says basic kindness means little in Hollywood...and everything in life.

Categories: Hollywood Rules

Soil Survivors

Soil Survivors

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

Categories: Food / L.A. History / We Built This City

The Style List—October 2008

The Style List—October 2008

The Supper Club L.A., Catherine Malandrino, black diamonds, the Rose Tarlow Melrose House, the Shaolin Wushu Center in Santa Monica and more.

Categories: Beauty / Design / Fashion / Health+Wellness / The Style List

What Digby Says

What Digby Says

Jesse Kornbluth goes one-on-one with a darling of the progressive blogosphere—the anonymous author of Hullabaloo.

Categories: Politics / The Gadfly

Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven

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

Categories: Entertaining / Feature Story / Food / Photos / Pictorials

What’s Frank Up To?

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.

Categories: Architecture / Feature Story / Interviews / Photos / Pictorials

Cliffhanger: Lautner’s Garcia House

Cliffhanger: Lautner’s Garcia House

See photos of the refurbished Garcia House, one of John Lautner's midcentury gifts to L.A. in addition to his landmark projects like the Chemosphere and the Elrod houses.

Categories: Architecture / Design / Photos / Pictorials

Elements of Style

Elements of Style

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

Categories: Architecture / Art / Design / Feature Story / Gardens / Interiors+Interior Design / Photos / Pictorials

Design Notebook—October 2008

Design Notebook—October 2008

On Mayer Rus' list this month: Cedar garden benches from Studiolo, Tortoise General Store on Abbot Kinney, Bisazza's glass mosaic tile and a trip to Kidrobot on Melrose.

Categories: Design / Interiors+Interior Design / Shopping

J Mays Auto Didact

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.

Categories: Automotive / Cars / Design / Feature Story / Photos / Pictorials

Black Magic

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.

Categories: Art / Feature Story

Chef d’Oeuvre

Chef d’Oeuvre

Food & Wine Editor Lora Zarubin gets a tour from culinary artist Michael Mina of his latest restaurant, XIV, on the Sunset Strip, where she chows down family style.

Categories: Food / I'm Still Hungry

To the Point

To the Point

Which knife is the best investment? Amanda Chantal Bacon cuts through the clutter to reveal her favorites.

Categories: Food / Shopping

Vegans Make the Cut

Vegans Make the Cut

Kathy Freston is thrilled at Wolfgang Puck's steakhouse when he welcomes the chance to prepare fare made without meat, dairy, eggs or fish, like a great corn risotto (recipe included).

Categories: A New Leaf / Food

Too Good to Be Cru?

Too Good to Be Cru?

Who knew wine fraud was 2,000 years old? Even connoisseurs get fooled by fake labels—and it can cost big. New safeguards include bottle numbering and hologram technology.

Categories: By the Glass / Drinks

Tequila Comes of Age

Tequila Comes of Age

Made with eco-friendly care and all-natural agave plants, 4 Copas is the only USDA certified-organic tequila and the perfect base for our agave nectar-enhanced margaritas—see the recipe.

Categories: Drinks / Recipes

Footloose and Family Free

Footloose and Family Free

Laraine Newman and husband Chad find there’s nothing quite like overcoming obstacles to romance when they find themselves alone for two months.

Categories: Dating My Husband / Wife / Relationships

Speak Easy

Speak Easy

SaysMe shakes up cable advertising by allowing people to upload and air their own commercials in local telelvision markets.

Categories: Business / City of Angels / Giving Back / Technology

The Worried Well

The Worried Well

Dr. Judith Reichman guides Los Angelenos through the latest diagnostic medical tests and their effects on your health.

Categories: A Picture of Health / Health+Wellness

The Trip That Changed My Life

The Trip That Changed My Life

How a journey to Rwanda opened Janie Gale's eyes to the beautiful creatures in her midst. See photos of five of the country's 300 gorillas.

Categories: Photos / Pictorials

Rx for Izzy

Rx for Izzy

Is having a doggie dermatologist over the top? Not if your dog really needs one, says Robyn Todd.

Categories: A Dog's Life / Pets

My Last Lunch with Orson

My Last Lunch with Orson

Henry Jaglom tells about the last, and most memorable, of his regular lunches with Orson Welles.

Categories: Celebrities / My Best Story