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John Landis and Monsters in the Movies

I can’t think of a director that is as well known for howlingly funny comedies (Blues Brothers, Animal House) and movies that just howl (An American Werewolf in London)...

They Had Rhythm: Gustavo Dudamel, Herbie Hancock, and George Gershwin

You had me at Gershwin. The elaborate L.A. Phil gala that took place immediately afterward was just a bonus—a bonus draped in blue fabric with a vintage twist. Tuesday...

Gary Robbins Serves up Oktoberfest at Biergarten

Raise your stein for this one, folks. Chef Gary Robbins of the recently shuttered Moko has popped up at the Korean-German gastropub Biergarten this weekend to serve his take...

White Night

Change is good! This year, the can’t-miss LA Opera gala (that kicks off the busy social season) made it’s fancy all-white, Russian themed dinner BEFORE the premiere of Eugene...

First the Gap, Now Sizzler: Corporate Gone Truckin’

Wow, our irony meter is having a hard time making a call on this one. Word comes today that Sizzler—yep, that one—is launching a food truck in the L.A....

California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way at LACMA

Charles and Ray Eames made movies, designed toys and textiles, built their own home in Pacific Palisades and oh yes, they created some of the most iconic chairs of...

The Internet is Closed Today

Spotted on Beverly Boulevard this morning... I hope the internet is open tomorrow.

Pâté Animals: Ludo Ledfvre, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotello Host Foie Gras Dinner

You may not of heard of California Senate Bill 1520, which bans the force-feeding of ducks or geese to make foie gras (a method known as gavage) and forbids...

Honey Sriracha Wings

If you’re like us, the return of football season has triggered a Pavlovian craving for that classic bar food staple: hot wings. While you might be inclined to dash...

Go-Go Monster Party

Knott’s Berry Farm probably had the first big Halloween haunts back in the 1970s and those teenage zombies are still hopping out of dark corners. Universal Studios, the Queen...