Avast, Johnny Depp! You’re Crushing My Petunias!

Illustration by Ben KirschnerJohnny Depp was in my backyard. It wasn’t the first time, either. He’s spent many a night romping around outside my bedroom window. I live in...

Farmers Market: Tips From a Pro

1. Buy what’s in season—it always tastes better. Our climate allows us to grow some produce nearly year-round, but it will be most flavorful and plentiful (read: cheaper) in season. 2....

Lady Mixologists Take Over At Michael’s

Things are about to get shakin’ tonight at Michael’s in Santa Monica. For the third (and we hope not the last) time, chef and owner Michael McCarty and bartender...

Big Changes at KCRW: Tom Schnabel and Harry Shearer Off the Air

Santa Monica radio station KCRW is making some big changes in its lineup.

Black Halo Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Revamped Website and Sweet Discounts

Designer Laurel Berman debuted her first Black Halo collection in 2002. Ten years later, the brand has attracted model fans like Heidi Klum, fashion plates like Blake Lively, and...

My LA To Z: James Durbin

The American Idol alum has been rock 'n' rolling his way through L.A. Here he tells us where he goes for "jaw-dropping" beer, spectacular mozzarella sticks, and very (very) tight jeans

How One Artist is Getting Her Work into Print

Shizu Saldamando has launched a Kickstarter-style campaign to fund a catalogue of her work

The Malibu Inn

The legendary seaside rocker restaurant and bar has been reborn again. The decor has gone thrift-store chic, complete with racy murals and a pool table. We wish they’d let...