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Best Library Collections

Illustration by Serge Bloch It’s true—there is still plenty of printed matter that can’t be accessed on the Internet or uploaded to your Kindle. The libraries of Los Angeles are...

Justice Denied

Almost no one today remembers The Defenders. It hasn’t been released on DVD or resurrected by one of the many cable outlets so besotted these days with TV nostalgia....

Mister L.A.

Photograph by Michael KelleyEvery morning for the last 30 years Tom LaBonge has hiked to the top of Mount Hollywood. The only exceptions have been when he’s out of...

Rivera

Sometimes a chef can compress everything he feels about cooking into a single creation. I don’t necessarily mean a signature dish—a term that smacks of the cranked-out showstopper. Rather...

Stage Fright

L.A. promoter Live Nation was to be Ticketmaster’s big challenger. Funny how plans change

The Other Recycling Business

One night last December, in the kitchen of the steak house Cut at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, an eight-ounce wagyu rib eye was pulled by a cook from a...

Octo-Mommy & Me

Forget Bernard Madoff. He just decimated people’s life savings and stripped charitable foundations and college endowments of their money. The object of our rage is Nadya Suleman and her...

Pit Boss

The orange and lemon lobbies might argue otherwise, but the avocado is L.A.’s fruit. As far back as the 1800s, Angelenos were intrigued by a “pear” coming in from...

The Hidden Coast

The Rugged North About 150 miles beyond San Francisco, the town of Mendocino is the last civilized outpost above the Golden Gate... Read  The Sunny South So here on a misty bend...

Virginia Pereira & Jeannie Lee

< Wandering eye: Jeannie Lee, owner, and Virginia Pereira, events coordinator, of Satine are extending their fashion influence beyond their girly West 3rd Street boutique. The two have designed uniforms...