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And Another Thing, Mr. Mayor

D.J. WaldieAuthor » Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir From my seat on a bus bench, public transit in Los Angeles looks less like a system and more like a mismatched collection benefiting contractors,...

Craftbar

 UPDATE 5/18/09: Lesley Bargar Suter reports changes at Craft and Craftbar  Tom Colicchio may be, flat out, the most influential chef in the country. That deep sear, that long braise,...

Dear Mr. Mayor

So much promise, so much disappointment. An open letter to Antonio Villaraigosa

Fallen Angel

Hollywood is rife with cautionary tales about the star or starlet who grabbed the brass ring, held on for a while, then slid into addiction and self-parody. Few slides...

My LA to Z: Rebecca Minkoff

Chances are, you’ve seen Rebecca Minkoff’s work. The fashion designer, who lives in Los Feliz, has been designing ‘It’ bags since breaking into the handbag biz in 2005.   1 Rose Bowl...

Paper Money

Not that long ago, the Los Angeles Times was raking in the profits. What happened?

The Last Frontier

Broad pastures, granite-studded hillsides, and icy blue mountain lakes all lie within an hour’s drive of L.A. smog and concrete, hidden in plain sight as traffic snakes by on...

Best Golf Courses

 Photograph courtesy Flickr/dskciadoWith roughly 50 public courses in the county, Angelenos could play a different one every week. Few, though, offer the tantalizing combination of affordability and mood-elevating scenery. Any...

Joseph Giovannini

Off his rail: When the man who first applied the term “deconstructivism” to architecture converted a Depression-era Lincoln Heights garage into lofts, the last thing anyone expected was for...

Sign Language

With some 900 electronic billboards arriving on streets, and office buildings already wrapped in jumbo ad banners, activists are raising pitchforks to protest what they see as visual...