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Cupcakes, Again: Presley Edition

If you’re the kind of person who still gets really excited about cupcakes, and Elvis, Sprinkles is offering a limited edition, one-day-only peanut butter and banana cupcake today in...

Obama: Restaurant Reviewer

  This has started to make the rounds already, but I can’t resist. Courtesy of Serious Eats: Back in 2001, then state senator Barack Obama appeared as...

The Gwyneth Challenge

LAmag.com, January 2009 DAY ONE Since rising at 7 a.m., I’ve subsided solely on a glass of lemon water, a cup of herbal tea, a periwinkle-blue smoothie (pictured) flecked like a...

My LA to Z: Charles Phoenix

Photograph courtesy of charlesphoenix.com Charles Phoenix hosts slideshows, school bus tours, and variety show extravaganzas honoring the quirky side of mid-century Americana.  1The Bonaventure cocktail lounge From dusk to darkness on a crystal...

Best New Restaurants of 2008

Photograph by Jessica Boone1. Palate Octavio Becerra was instrumental in transforming Patina from the small, elegant Hollywood restaurant it was in the early 1990s to the multipronged restaurant group it is...

Soft Core

For almost two years, downtown commuters crawling along the Harbor Freeway each day have been treated to a nifty sideshow

Spokes People

As longtime activists push to make the gridlocked city more bicycle friendly a new wave of riders is partying in the streets, challenging city hall, and even taking to the freeways. Is bike culture here to stay?

Sushi with Liev Schreiber

Photograph courtesy of Paramount Vantage/Karen Ballard “I’m a mess,” says Liev Schreiber, shrugging off a black corduroy jacket, removing his sweater, and putting the jacket back on over a gray...

The Next Frontier

This past summer the only thing that made me forget the mortgage and November’s election was Battlestar Galactica. If this sounds unlikely, I understand. Aside from an aberrant burst...

Frock Stars

Several magazines that published paparazzi photos of Jennifer Lopez and Ashlee Simpson in 2005 wearing similar short-sleeved baby-doll minidresses didn’t mention the label. Geren Lockhart was grateful for the...