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Q&A: The Road Taken

For years Suzanne Rico was the morning anchor at CBS2. Then in 2010, she abruptly got fired
The Giving Tree

Shrines: The Giving Tree

Not every shrine starts off as a memorial to a lost loved one. On Mulholland Drive, the one maintained by Sandy and Ed Martin is also known as “the holiday tree.”

This Month’s Special: The 2012 Food Lover’s Guide

The pages of this month’s Food Lovers Guide on newsstands now reflect the recent explosion of the DIY food trend in L.A

Video: Chris Burden Shot on Film. Literally.

It’s generally assumed that up-and-coming artists ‘starve’ for their work, but how many can claim they’ve taken a bullet?

Another Hit: A Refresher On Medical Marijuana in L.A.

Mark Lacter’s April 2011 Business column on the prospects of legalized pot just received a comment from a reader that has us thinking it might be time to review the state's stance on pot.

The F-Stop: A Long Journey Home

L.A. photographer Marshall LaPlante tracks the Endeavor through the air on its long journey home to the California Science Center

An Update on The Mitrice Richardson Case

Readers have continued to follow the story of the young African American woman whose body was discovered a year after L.A. County sheriff’s deputies turned her loose in the middle of the night near Malibu. So have we.

The Bare Method: Inside our Plastic Surgery Cover Story

Plastic surgery seems to be a topic everyone has an opinion on. But “The New Face and Body of Plastic Surgery” doesn’t champion or denigrate the industry’s trends. Was this topic harder than most to approach with an open mind?
Yes, particularly because I came in with my own judgment on the topic—superficial, grotesque—and had to shake that off to approach this in a fresh way. I realized plastic surgery is treated in media usually in one of three ways: endorsement, circus act, or horror story. I didn't want this to be an endorsement of plastic surgery because a list of "Best Plastic Surgeons" is not at all the editorial mission of an L.A. mag story.  I didn't want the circus act of "twins getting face-lifts!" because that's stuntwork, not journalism. I didn't want to do horror stories of surgery gone wrong, because that's just a cheap way to exploit a reader's emotions and it's an insult to their intelligence.  

Scallops a la Walken

Oscar Winner. New Yorker. Dancer. Psychopath. These are qualities Christopher Walken is best known for—particularly as his latest flick, Seven Psychopaths by In Bruges director Martin McDonagh, hits select...

Rocket Man: A Q&A With Space Shuttle Photographer Dan Winters

Dan Winters, whose photographs of Endeavour appear in the October issue of Los Angeles magazine and in Last Launch, his soon-to-be-released photo tribute to America’s space shuttle program, tells us how he captured such detailed shots of the engineering feat in motion: