11 Astonishing L.A. Gingerbread Houses

You can WALK inside one of them

King Of The Cats: Lord Buckley Was a Cult Hero and Atomic Age High Priest

R.J. Smith explores a founding father of the modern comedy scene
the Beatles

How the Beatles Really Ended Up at a Garden Party in Brentwood

Actress Nancy Olson, who hosted the Fab Four at her mother’s home, on having her idols over for lemonade

L.A. Can’t Get Enough of Alton Brown

TV host, cookbook author, and gastronomic entertainer Alton Brown just announced an additional performance in L.A. on The Edible Inevitable Tour

How to Throw the Perfect Dinner Party

When the head count expands to more than five, planning a feast can become a nightmare. Do yourself (and your guests) a favor: hire a small-scale caterer so you can handle the finishing touches

How High-Speed Car Chases Became a Citywide Pastime in Los Angeles

Since local news aired the first live police pursuit in 1992, car chases have become a nightly staple—and an international industry

Behind the Scenes at the Comedy Union

For a comic, the worst thing in the world may be dying the death of a thousand dogs at the Comedy Union, where the audience has exacting standards—and so does its owner

The Smartest Guy in the Writers’ Room: Norman Lear at 94

He’s as acerbic as Maude, as hilarious as George Jefferson, and as opinionated as Archie Bunker

This Summer You Can Take the Universal Studios Tour After Dark

Run-ins with Frankenstein and Norman Bates will be much creepier after sundown