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City of Industry

Los Angeles magazine, February 2008The entertainment business may get top billing in this town, but what would happen if it up and went away? Not as much as you...

Cuban Sandwiches

Devotees of the overstuffed, hoagie-style sandwich known colloquially as the cubano claim this melty invention did not originate in Cuba at all, but rather can trace its roots to...

Hot Chocolate

1. Clementine The well-balanced cocoa here is grand: Just a whiff of cinnamon punches through chocolate that’s rich but altogether drinkable—by which we mean you won’t go into hyperglycemic shock if...

Saint Julie

Photograph by Jill Greenberg   The sight of Julie Christie these last ten years is a joy that has been largely limited to her neighbors in rural Wales—aging hippies and farming...

Brasserie 2.0

In the front room of Comme Ça, David Myers’s sleek new brasserie, a young man with an Auden-in-Berlin haircut leans toward a woman snug in a Day-Glo alpaca scarf....

The Man With the Golden Touch

Photograph by Jill Greenberg Did you see Julie Christie in Away from Her?I made sure to watch it the night before the photo shoot, and she’s wonderful in it. Meeting...

Baby Steps

In a downtown loft Bow Wow Wow’s “I Want Candy” blared as Catherine Rex walked down a runway lined with footlights. She stopped and posed in an Armani skirt,...

Hollywood Forever

Update (10/5/11): More than three-and-a-half years after Steve Oney detailed the Motion Picture Academy’s vision for a $400 million museum, the academy has announced a promising new partnership with...

The New Chinatown

Photograph by Mindee Choi Pedestrian-friendly plazas—check. Offbeat architecture with dragon motifs—check. Close proximity to the booming downtown—check. With stats like these, L.A.’s Chinatown is prime turf for a hipster renaissance. Alongside...