Editor's Buzz: Food for Thought

Every month on our Web site’s “CityThinkers” page, we take a story from the magazine and extend the conversation online. We’ve invited security experts to give advice on how to...

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One of the joys of summer is getting lost in a good book
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Kamala Harris Dated Willie Brown Decades Ago and Her Critics Claim It Matters

Renewed attention on the relationship is feeding people opposed to her 2020 campaign

Ask Chris: What Does TMZ Stand For?

Is there more to the acronym than meets the eye?

Tastemaker: Larry Leight

Oliver Peoples creative director Larry Leight celebrates 25 years of being made in the shades
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The Rise and Fall of Bill Pettis, the Man With the ‘Biggest Arms in the World’

Other Gold’s Gym icons parlayed their physiques into fame and fortune. Bill Pettis took a different route—one that landed him on the Venice Boardwalk

How To Make Prison Wine (The Craft Version)

An ex-con/bartender creates foodie-grade jail hooch
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The Glorious Disco Days of Flipper’s Roller Rink

The skate center was L.A.’s answer to Studio 54—on wheels

Books and Cookies

There are no video games or TVs (hurrah!) in Chudney Ross and Mary Giuliani’s enchanting Books and Cookies space, just oodles of books, toys, treats, tots (and their drivers—i.e....
Dino’s Lodge

Vintage Los Angeles: What Ever Happened to Dino’s Lounge?

In the summer of 1958, Dean Martin and his business partner, Maury Samuels, bought a former restaurant called The Alpine Lodge and renamed it Dino's Lodge. Here's what happened after that