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Bill Chait

Bill Chait Is Setting the Table

The prolific restaurateur behind hot spots like Bestia, Petty Cash, République, and Broken Spanish, has announced he's stepping down as the managing partner of Sprout restaurant group to "pursue his own independent projects." In 2014 we profiled the former chain operator who told us what it takes to run a restaurant empire.
Sheriff Baca

The Downfall of Sheriff Baca

The word from prosecutors is that former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is set to plead guilty today in a courthouse downtown

Why Art Gallery Owners Love to Hate Stefan Simchowitz

Brash and foulmouthed, he's disrupting the way art is bought and sold

Paul Thomas Anderson & the Cinema of Outcasts

The director of The Master, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights, and his latest, Inherent Vice, is the finest of his generation. But that doesn’t make him any less of a puzzle

Becoming Zoey Tur

As the most famous helicopter news pilot in American history, Bob Tur prided himself on being the ultimate alpha male. Except all along, he knew he wasn’t

The New Age of Marianne Williamson

Can the best-selling self-help guru persuade Angelenos to send her to Washington?
yasiel puig

Escape from Cuba: Yasiel Puig’s Untold Journey to the Dodgers

Gilberto Suarez, the Florida financier accused of smuggling Yasiel Puig out of Cuba in 2012, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty. In May, writer Jesse Katz revealed the details of Puig's harrowing passage

Can you Dig it? Yes You Can.

Zuade Kaufman and Robert Scheer launched Truthdig in 2005 to report the news that too rarely makes headlines. Now they have another goal: figuring out how to survive

When the World Goes Dark

Kem Nunn got California’s attention with the surf noir masterpieces "Tapping the Source" and "The Dogs of Winter." Their message? Life can unravel with the slightest of tugs. In his latest novel, "Chance," he reaches new heights of anxiety

The Secret Life of Johnny Lewis

He was a Hollywood actor who had it all—including a dark side that led to a grisly murder.