By Anne Taylor Fleming
It can be hard adjusting to strangers in the house, unless there’s the unexpected joy of sharing their world
By Steve Erickson
Jon Stewart hasn’t changed much since his 1999 debut on The Daily Show. So why does he seem more necessary than ever?
By Gabriel Kahn
City council member Jan Perry wants to make history, not only as L.A.’s first female mayor, but as the first who’s Jewish-African American
PLUS: 4 Things We’re Not Supposed To Tell You About This Issue
→ Length of the Los Angeles magazine logo. This year in every issue you’ll find it hiding in a photograph or illustration. Once you’ve found it, go to LAmag.com/hidden to submit your answer and be eligible to win something pegged to that issue. This month it’s a gift certificate to Sotto, which we’ve named the No. 1 Best New Restaurant in L.A. The deadline for entries is January 25.
6 years old
→ Age of associate editor Chris Nichols when a colleague of Gloria Allred successfully represented his mother, a nurse, in a wrongful termination suit. Nichols’s mom is also convinced that Allred, who is profiled this month, “had a hand in getting me a job at the county health department afterward.”
→ Number of ichthyological references senior editor Linda Immediato squeezed into “Catch of the Day”. She started with six, she says, but “had to scale back.” Har, har.
→ Milestone celebrated by Lindsay Lohan at Teddy’s in 2008. You would have learned that and more about the Hollywood Roosevelt club, which is set to reopen soon, had we not killed a story slated for this month’s Nightlife. The club will still be adhering to a ridiculously stringent velvet rope policy, so we figured, Why bother? The replacement story on champagne cocktails is bubblier.