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Race In L.A.

Ours is a city of many voices and cultures, of disparate backgrounds and conflicting interests. Twenty years ago this month, those fault lines ruptured. Whether you call it an...

5 Global Dishes Every Angeleno Should Know

Cemita Di Milanesa Harking to the Mexican state of Puebla and to northern Italy before that, the sandwich of breaded steak, avocado, adobo chile, and quesillo cheese comes on a...

April 2012

Race in L.A.

Little Big Man

Illustration by Andre Carrilho I shrunk,” Dustin Hoffman announces in the opening episode of Luck, which is concluding its first season on HBO. Out of prison after three years and...

Remembering the L.A. Riots

Charlie Beck Chief, Los Angeles Police Department  The L.A. riots were a very dark period in the history of our department and our city. The images of buildings burning,...

Where We Were

In the spring of 1992, I had recently graduated from UCLA and just begun working full-time at the L.A. Weekly as an associate editor. I reveled in the...

Frugal Find: Izakaya Bincho

Photograph courtesy Izakaya Bincho In 2008, when Tomo Ueno opened Yakitori Bincho, an intimate space on Redondo Beach’s International Boardwalk, he dedicated it almost exclusively to yakitori, chicken skewers grilled...

In the Pink

Photograph by Albert Sanchez Known for her fuchsia locks, chunky Lucite jewelry, and nostalgic collections featuring Barbie and Hello Kitty that are sold worldwide, Tarina Tarantino has never shied away...

L&E Oyster bar

Photograph by Ryan Robert Miller We only regret that we didn’t think of it ourselves: oysters by the dozen, crisp wines, and primo sidewalk seating along Silver Lake Boulevard. The...

Little Bear

Photograph courtesy KevinEats Andre Guerrero’s bustling newcomer is dedicated to the foods—and more important, the drinks—of Belgium. The woodsy tavern is half bar, with a hefty Belgian beer list assembled...