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TCM’s Poignant Tribute To Departed Stars Of 2013

Turner Classic Movies remembers Esther Williams and a galaxy of lost movie stars in this beautiful short.

Business Writer and Los Angeles Magazine Columnist Mark Lacter Has Died

Executive editor Matthew Segal on the passing of the “peerless” journalist at 59.

Lou Reed’s L.A. Culture Collide

Performing in L.A. in 2008, Lou Reed played none of his hits. He occasionally peered up from his instrument, his visage forever caught somewhere between a scowl, a smirk, and a smile.

Remembering J.J. Cale

He shunned the spotlight, didn’t play out a lot, didn’t give interviews, only had one almost-hit but try to find a current rock, folk or Americana fan who didn’t know his name.

The Jazz Baroness of Strawberry Drive

Last week, the Los Angeles jazz world lost one of its most ardent and influential patrons, journalist Mimi Melnick.

A Mob-Size Talent: The Best of James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini was a versatile character actor who was shining onscreen before–and after–he hit it big on The Sopranos.

99 Cents Only Store Founder Dave Gold 1932-2013

Dave Gold started with one small shop near LAX in 1982.

Billy Graham’s Gospel Singer Dies At 104. Their 1949 L.A. Appearance

Celebrity preacher drew 350,000 to a vacant lot downtown

R.I.P. Roger Ebert: A Remembrance

His tastes were broad and deep, thoughtful and genuine, bridging high and low without a hint of posturing.