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Bill Harris

Celebrity Endorsements

When you’re famous, even checks you write to the drugstore have value. We peek into the vault of one collector

Cooks County

Photograph courtesy cookscountyrestaurant.com Judging from their cooking, we bet Dan Mattern and Roxana Jullapat—the former Ammo chefs who launched Cooks County with the owners of Barbrix—are L.A.’s happiest toques. You...

Fantasy Land

Allegory of the Four Elements (No. 59), 2006. Photograph copyright Mark Ryden/courtesy Taschen Christina Ricci, Abraham Lincoln, and Satan appear regularly in the world of Mark Ryden. The Eagle...

Farmshop

A year after it began whipping up breakfast and lunch at the Brentwood Country Mart, Jeffrey Cerciello’s Farmshop is finally serving dinner. The Thomas Keller Group alum continues to...

Frugal Find: Bonano’s Chicken

Photograph by Jessica Boone The smoke from Bonano’s behemoth wood-fired oven penetrates the crisped skin on these Peruvian-style chickens. The french fries heaped alongside have never seen a freezer. Those...

Holy Cow

Photograph by Sara Remington Downtown’s California Plaza—with its abstract water features, off-kilter amphitheater seating, and mazelike corridors—has a modernist sensibility that’s intriguing and vertiginous at the same time. Not the...

I was told there was a “Woman’s Building” near downtown L.A. What do women do there?

Photograph courtesy collections.otis.edu.jpg Two L.A. buildings went by that name. Fed up with being left out of the burgeoning L.A. art scene, artists Judy Chicago, Arlene Raven, and Sheila de...

January Reviews

420 Charactersby Lou Beach(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 176 pages, $22)“The art of Lou Beach is probably smarter than you,” Matt Groening once said. An illustrator and album cover designer, Beach traded...

Looking Up

The patio at Perch. Photograph by Lisa Romerein L.A. is blessed with some seriously stunning vistas, but you wouldn’t know it from sitting at our view-averse restaurants. A few of...

Play Clothes

Photograph by A. Alden Wallace I bought my first Rebecca Taylor outfit—a peplum camisole and fishtail pencil skirt made of black tulle lace covered in black sequins—to ring in Y2K....