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Clifton’s Cafeteria

Scene It Before: Clifton’s Cafeteria

The iconic eatery reopening next week has appearances in Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, and Gangster Squad on its resume

13 Things Los Angeles Gained in 2013

Before ringing in 2014, take a look back at thirteen people, places, events, and awards that have made L.A. even cooler in the last twelve months than it already was.

Gangster Squad’s Second Take

Lights, camera, and a change of action: The noir crime drama Gangster Squad was originally set for release last September, but after the horrific events in Aurora, Colorado, during the screening of The Dark Knight Rises in July, a grisly shoot-out sequence filmed inside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (which was featured in Squad’s pre-Dark Knight trailer) seemed in bad taste. Warner Bros. decided to move the release date to January 11 and remove the scene altogether. In the revised version Grauman’s is out and Chinatown is in.

Mickey Today…

Bill Gilson, a KTTV reporter, is the only Los Angeles newsman to interview Mickey Cohen since his release from prison. The following report is based on his conversation with the former mobster last month.