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From the Editor
Has there ever been as much chatter about the future of public transit as there is now? We are fed up with traffic. You don’t have to be 80 to say, “It’s so much worse now.” You can be 25 and get away with it. The city has grown up, not out, over the last decade… Read
52 Great Weekends
Yeah, we know you’ve got that month in Provence on the calendar. But how about a quick refresher now? From kayaking in Lake Las Vegas to volcano hopping in Hawaii, we present a year’s worth of retreats that transform the humbled weekend into 48 hours of renewal
WEB EXTRA: Our favorite accessories to take along. All that’s left for you to do is pack
All the Rage
For 20 years the hosts of KFI’s The John & Ken Show have dominated the AM airwaves with their shock talk. Now in the Internet and Twitter age, their words are being used against them
By Ed Leibowitz
WEB EXTRA: Ed Leibowitz on the essential podcasts of The John & Ken Show
Empire of the Bun
What began three years ago as a La Brea burger joint has boomed into a multimillion-dollar casual-dining corporation. For Umami Burger CEP Adam Fleischman, that’s just the start
By Lesley Bargar Suter
WEB EXTRA: Lesley Bargar Suter shares the back story
WEB EXTRA: A day in the life of L.A.’s burger king
The visual dialogue behind graffiti art; vanity plates that would befit celebrities
A production assistant pulls back the curtains
Chris Nichols is abuzz over bees
Val Kilmer on Edward G. Robinson, cowboys in Chatsworth, and learning to like L.A. again
How L.A. Works
Going with the flow along the Los Angeles Aqueduct
A Field Guide to Tomboy Style
The many ways to dress like a boy
Band on the Run
We style the Silversun Pickups in spring’s spiffiest suits and accessories
WEB EXTRA: Watch exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the L.A. rock band on the set of our fashion feature
The secrecy is alluring, but it’s the avant-garde approach to food that sets these underground suppers apart
The Dine Review
Patric Kuh finds that the produce-driven dishes at Cooks County are not as simple as they seem
135 of the city’s best restaurants, from Freddy Smalls to the Foundry
The best in muy caliente decor—just in time for Cinco de Mayo
30 things to do this month, from taking in a matinee with the kids to bonding with a bonsai
By Anne Taylor Fleming
Silicon Beach is a beautiful place—too bad it’s so hard to get there
By Steve Erickson
Is The Avengers really a story worth telling or just more hero worship from Hollywood?
By Gabriel Kahn
Wendy Greuel made a name targeting potholes; she’s convinced she can fix whatever else ails the city
PLUS: 5 Things We’re Not Supposed To Tell You About This Issue
→ Credits listed on IMDb for Kathryn Leigh Scott, who has a role in the upcoming Dark Shadows film and is featured in this month’s Ask Chris column. What Chris Nichols didn’t have room to mention is that Scott is the widow of Geoff Miller, who cofounded Los Angeles magazine in 1960.
→ Number of Harry Potter spells quoted by the boys in the band Silversun Pickups during our fashion shoot in the desert. Yes, even Eastside rockers can be proudly nerdy.
→ Suds consumed in three hours by executive editor Matthew Segal on his beer tour of San Diego for “52 Great Weekends.” “Rather than look hammered when I greeted my kids,” Segal says, “I passed on my last two samplers. An old couple from Portland had way more fortitude.”
1 fake proboscis
→ Nose worn by Val Kilmer during his L.A. Story interview with senior editor Linda Immediato. He was sporting the giant schnoz for his role as Mark Twain in a one-man play he wrote and directed (and was rehearsing that day).
30 french fries
→ Potato batons that were digitally added to the plate of food that appears on the cover. There were only three fries left by the time this shot was taken. The model was hungry.