January 2010

January 2010

Editor’s Letter—January 2010

Editor’s Letter—January 2010

Who doesn’t wonder what the future will look like? We gave free reign to our imagination (and the creative breadth of concept artists Massive Black) to visualize a Los Angeles where the sky really is the limit.

Categories: Editor's Letter

50: Matchbooks

50: Matchbooks

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

Categories: 50 / L.A. History

Ciao, Orso

Ciao, Orso

The venerable West Hollywood eatery bids adieu, but Sean MacPherson plans to keep the faith

Categories: My L.A.

Hope on Ice

Hope on Ice

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

Categories: Health+Wellness / L.A. History / Wellness

Out of the Depths

Out of the Depths

This month: Reads to get the woebegone woman going again.

Categories: Books / Lonely Hearts Book Club

Culture(d)—January 2010

Culture(d)—January 2010

In the realm of arts and ideas.

Categories: Art / Culture / culture(d)

The Style List—January 2010

The Style List—January 2010

Infectious work, plus good that really get us going.

Categories: The Style List

Tte--Tte Damien Rice

Tête-à-Tête Damien Rice

He usually lets his music do the talking, but we caught up with the politically inspired rocker to see what makes him tick; plus, must-mix tracks.

Categories: Interviews / Music / Turn It Up

Law Abiding

Law Abiding

For Cindy Beck, wife of the Los Angeles Police Department’s new chief, blazing a trail is all in a day’s work.

Categories: You Must Meet

WEB EXCLUSIVE:Strong Magic

WEB EXCLUSIVE:Strong Magic

If you are Craig Strong, executive chef at Studio at Montage Laguna Beach, seeking perfect ingredients is part of the journey, literally.

Categories: Photos / Pictorials

Robert Crais Man of Mystery

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.

Categories: Feature Story

Visionary

Visionary

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

Categories: Feature Story / Photos / Pictorials

Joker's Wild

Joker's Wild

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

Categories: Art / Feature Story / Pictorials

L.A. Cocktails Parting Shots

L.A. Cocktails Parting Shots

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

Categories: Entertaining / Feature Story

Social Studies

Social Studies

by Jean-Philippe Delhomme

Categories: Humor / Social Studies