June 2010



Let’s Do Lunch!
Breakfast may be the “most important meal,” but lunch is our favorite. We’ve rounded up the best sandwiches, salads, and ethnic food courts in the city. PLUS: Patric Kuh on the food truck craze and a former production assistant on midday madness
Edited by Lesley Bargar Suter

Reflections of a Valley Boy
Twenty-five years after Less Than Zero, Bret Easton Ellis has written a sequel that follows the teens of his breakout novel into middle age. As Imperial Bedrooms hits stores, the author reconnects with a friend who knew him back in the day
By Jesse Katz

The Outsiders
Some Angelenos don’t wait for Hollywood to discover them. Their fame is self-generated and, in a city of narcissists, hard won. Other characters express their passions in public with such missionary zeal, they make our own bashfulness all the more apparent. Music, environmentalism, and the benefits of shaking your hips drive the street personalities who brighten the schlep of our daily commute. For those about to rock public space, we salute you.
By Laurie Pike

The Seeker
Why would a former two-term governor and lifelong politician want to run a state that can’t be governed? A Q&A with California Governor-elect Jerry Brown
By Ed Leibowitz



Ask Chris
Chris Nichols tallies up the cannabis clubs
By Chris Nichols

All the parties fit to crash
By Kari Mozena

Street Smart
New retail faces are lifting the spirits of boutique-shopping favorite West 3rd Street
By Sara Wilson

PLUS: At home with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne

Jason Murakawa shares his passion for tableware
By Laurie Pike

Au Courant
Luxury goods that people still line up for
By Laurie Pike



Open City
Loving a city deeply means accepting the weird with the wonderful
By Anne Taylor Fleming

HBO’s True Blood enters its third season, and the undead are as saucy as ever
By Steve Erickson

Sherman Oaks investment broker Bruce Friedman made millions swindling clients before the feds shut him down
By Mark Lacter

The women behind Hollywood’s hometown film festival are determined to make it a hot ticket
By Gina Piccalo

Check out our reviews of the newest restaurants

PLUS: The fruits of the sea in Le Grand Delphine, the man behind the clubhouse chow at Dodger Stadium, pan-Asian treats at downtown’s Starry Kitchen, and the secret to trouble-free artichokes


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The LA Mag Beach Survey
Are you a beach bodybuilder? A biker? A nudist? All three? We want to get to know you better. Take our survey and you could win a two person kayak tour from Laguna Beach eco adventure company La Vida Laguna. 

The Reading List: June ’10
Every month LAmag.com highlights titles of local interest that are hitting the bookshelves. Here’s what’s new
By Wendy Witherspoon