April 2014 - Table of Contents - Los Angeles magazine
 

April 2014

 

From the Editor

One recent Saturday afternoon, my nine-year-old son, Isaac, pointed out the car window to the Verdugo Mountains and asked, his voice high-pitched and eager, “How tall are those radio towers up there?” “I don’t know,” I answered. “We’d better find out.”... Read

Features:

A Field Guide to the Mountains of L.A.
Edited by Matthew Segal

From parks to hikes to picnic spots to bike rides, a celebration of vertical wonders

The Hugo Problem
By Mona Gable

Professor Hugo Schwyzer crafted his persona as a male feminist. Then, in a flurry of tweets, it went up in flames

My Favorite Year
By Chris Nichols
Photographer Emily Shur captures a subculture of Angelenos who live forever in the past

(Buzz)

CityThink
Religious diversity along L.A.’s “miracle miles”; Ted Lieu’s march on Washington; debunking some driving myths; why a few Angelenos walk on the wild side

Ask Chris
There’s no stumping Chris Nichols about L.A.’s chopped-up palms

L.A. Story
Veep’s Tony Hale on shopping malls and canine speed dating

The Seen
Who’s best at ducking the cameras

(Shop)

In Store
The BFFs of jeans brand Current/Elliott turned their fascination with denim into a book; The Selby pays tribute to the sister design team behind downtown’s Building Block; four ensembles for standing out at Coachella

The Luxe Life          
Vivienne Westwood CEO Cristiano Minchio reveals what’s in his shopping cart

Best of L.A.
Get a whiff of this: The city’s top perfume boutiques offer everything from custom fragrances to hand-blended oils and exotic imports

(Eat) 

Small Bites
School children know their kale from their Brussels sprouts and how to grow them; top L.A. chefs set up shop in Asia; native son Colman Andrews table-hops around the world in his memoir PLUS: Chloe Tron goes beyond pho with her latest East Borough, and new restaurants Gracias Madre, L.A. Chapter, and Roadhouse LA.

The Dine Review
Patric Kuh on the impressive debuts of Maude and Orsa & Winston, where tasting menus are front and center

Dining Out

140 of the city’s best restaurants, from Allumette to Zo

(Do)

Culture Files
The late artist Mike Kelley gets a retrospective; author Michelle Huneven shares her inspirations; Alfred Molina hits the stage plus: How to Do Universal Studios

Weekender
Taking a few bites out of the Big Apple

The Guide
30 things to do in April, from Dodgers opening day to an egg hunt

(Columns)

Open City
By Anne Taylor Fleming
You wouldn’t know it from all the green out there, but the drought has taken its toll in our own backyard

Speak Easy
By Gabriel Kahn

Billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad on keeping L.A. on the right track

Film

By Steve Erickson
The first stab at putting Dune on film was a mythic disaster, but one that changed film history

Well-Being
By Andrea Richards
For Angelenos who fear developing Alzheimer’s, there are reasons to hold out hope

Media
By Steve Oney
NPR, the country’s biggest public radio network, is investing in Los Angeles—again

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