April 2016


From the Editor

Everything around us—well, everything other than traffic—is galloping forward (or upward) at a startling pace. There’s technology, of course. Try as we might, it’s impossible to keep up with each gadget innovation and app update and podcast download, to say nothing of the onslaught of pinging e-mails and texts and social media posts that swarm around us like gnats. Then there’s this city, where street corners once so familiar have been razed for new development and, in the process, rendered unrecognizable. Progress is good, but every now and then I need to make a pilgrimage to a place that hits the Pause button, despite time itself constantly jabbing Play… Read


The Great Southwest
Edited by Matthew Segal
From Sedona to Moab to Santa Fe, some of the world’s most gorgeous and exotic terrain is one road trip away. But choosing the right itinerary? Challenging. Our guide’s got you covered

The Captor and the Cop
By Michael Barrett
When a musician took a hostage inside Sound City Studios in 1971, an LAPD sergeant stepped in to try to negotiate peace. What happened next would change three men’s lives forever

Gone with the Wand
By Matthew Segal
A journey into Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where the Hollywood Hills have been transformed into an enchanted corner of Scotland

Don’t Change Anything
By Michael Callahan
It’s a fast-changing universe, yet for almost a century Musso and Frank Grill has carried on, serving its dish du jour: a sense of permanence with a side of golden age glamour


LAUSD watchers offer some unsolicited advice for new school district super Michelle King; how the city’s geography gives burglars a boost; La Scala celebrates 60 years in Beverly Hills

Ask Chris
The deal with Angelyne’s rotating stable of pink Corvettes

L.A. Story
Sam Heughan of Outlander on fawning over Harrison Ford and navigating the city by bus

L.A. on the Verge
The skyline-altering Wilshire Grand rises to the occasion in DTLA


Prime Finds
Luxury fountain pens keep track of the hours; ring designers circle around pinks and blues; a perfumer plucks one flower at a time

Au Courant
LACMA surveys groundbreaking menswear; Michael Kors channels the L.A. woman; designers honor Minnie Mouse

Buck & Does co-owner Jason O’Dell leaves his inner Zoolander behind

L.A. Home
A Paul Williams masterpiece in La Cañada Flintridge


Small Bites
The story behind LocoL’s buck-a-cup artisanal coffee; Joel Stein questions the city’s cooking crown; Lou on Wine; edible drinks from Matt Biancaniello PLUS: Danny Trejo’s taco spot, along with new restaurants Kali, Tempura Endo, and Knead & Co.

The Dine Review
Patric Kuh plunges into the fine ferment taking place at hole-in-the-mall joint Baroo


Culture Files
A primer on the year’s best boutique music festivals; bringing the Highland Park Bowl back to life; writer Geoff Dyer takes on L.A. in his new book PLUS: The Meltdown‘s Kumail Nanjiani talks chicken strips and Kickstarter campaigns

The Guide
30 things to do in April, from a gathering of female authors to a Beatles tribute to a parade of fast cars


By Steve Erickson
The fingerprints of L.A.’s detective noir tradition are all over Amazon’s Bosch


By Judd Spicer
Hermosa Beach is home to a rising golf star