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The Best Things to Do in L.A. in 2019

Aura photos, party goats, poolside lounging, and more

Celebrity Picks

Suzanne Goin Chef-Owner A.O.C., Lucques, Tavern   You’re married to David Lentz from the Hungry Cat. Where do two top chefs and the parents of three sneak off to? ...

The Best Magic Show in L.A. That’s Not at Magic Castle

Slip into this plush den for uncanny illusions that don’t require getting chummy with an actual magician
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Your Best of L.A.: Here Are the Results of our 2020 Readers’ Poll

Our readers cast more than 67,000 votes. This is what came out on top.

Best Locally Made Jams

   Sierra Madre The third and fourth generations behind the San Gabriel Valley institution E. Waldo Ward & Son cook up some two dozen jams and preserves. Of the...

Best Art Supplies

 The students who flock to L.A.’s big art schools—Otis, Art Center College of Design, CalArts—or to vibrant community programs at Barnsdall Art Park and Self-Help Graphics & Art don’t...
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World-Famous Street Artist Mr. Brainwash’s New Wall Celebrates the Best of L.A.

In honor of our annual Best of L.A. issue, the infectiously enthusiastic art star splashed one of two covers he designed on La Brea Avenue

Her Vegan Pastries Are So Good You Will Forget Butter Even Exists

The 21-year-old vegan pastry chef is the anti-Paula Deen

Best Art Walks

The self-guided Downtown Art Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month, from noon to 9 p.m. It hits 25 spots—Gallery Row, which encompasses Main and Spring...