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Clifton's Building Up For Sale

The five-story building housing the historic Clifton’s Cafeteria, downtown’s beloved wilderness-themed eatery, has been listed for sale. The last of the once prolific chain of restaurants has been serving...

Midnight Madness for Inherent Vice: A Small But Potentially Meaningful Success Story

A well-known writer privately lamented to me recently that no one reads anymore—that, statistically speaking, literature is dying. I tend to be a Pollyanna, so I stammered, “That’s not...

Happening: Hot Knives BBQ at Verdugo Bar

This Sunday, August 9, our good friends Evan George and Alex Brown of Hot Knives will be barbecuing out back at Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park. ...

Asian Tacos—Not on Truck

We haven’t heard much from Culver City’s Beacon of late, but it looks like they, too, have hopped on the Asian taco trend. Starting tonight, and...

Big Lots

The recession has been brutal, but L.A. auto dealerships, a key source of local revenue, were in flux well before the economy tanked

Tavern

I’ve been a fan of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne for a long time. When people from out of town ask me where to eat, Lucques and A.O.C. are...

With Guns Blazing

In another life, the brief one in the 1980s that constituted my Hollywood career, I met Michael Mann. An independent producer was considering me to write a Wall Street-type...

Ooh La L.A.

  What fashion and design objects typify L.A. right now? For the Paris department store Le Bon Marché, the city is summed up by Bauer pottery, a Kitson tank T-shirt...

Raven Kauffman

Riches to bags: Raven Kauffman went to Italy on vacation from her job as a personal shopper and returned to the United States with a new career. “I couldn’t...

The Lost Boys

They have become a staple of summer entertainment—the dude flicks. There already has been a spate of them, starting in June with the breakout hit The Hangover. The formula...