June 2014

Los Angeles magazine - May 2014

From the Editor

I attend the occasional Shabbat service and observe Jewish holidays at our local temple. I didn’t convert when I married, but it’s been important to me to raise my son in traditions that remain meaningful to my husband. Organized religion isn’t exactly in my DNA (which isn’t to say I’m not spiritual)… Read


We Love DTLA
Edited By Nancy Miller
There’s more to explore than ever before in L.A.’s fastest-growing neighborhood. Here are the places to eat, drink, shop, and discover now

The New Age of Marianne Williamson
By Monica Corcoran Harel
In the early ’90s, she was the city’s most famous spiritual teacher. Can she win a seat in Congress?

Finding Schindler
By Ann Herold
Architect Steven Ehrlich stumbled on the forgotten work by the midcentury master in Inglewood. Now daughter Onna and her family are calling it home


Making plain sense of the state propositions; L.A.’s version of the High Line; TV’s crime dramas share a body double

L.A. Archetype
A polo player on achieving his goals

Ask Chris
Chris Nichols assumes matchmaking duties

L.A. Story
Orange Is the New Black
’s Jenji Kohan on her lucky breaks and cleaning up MacArthur Park

The Seen
The stars who’ve transformed their style

How L.A. Works
Illuminating our traffic signal system


In Store
Holy spokes! We’ve found a host of doodads and add-ons to spruce up your bike, from woven baskets and leather handlebar bags to bells and grips

The Luxe Life
What does a dealer of rare jewels, fine art, and museum-quality goods covet? Sotheby’s West Coast chairman, Andrea Fiuczynski, tells us

Style Stakeout
When it comes to fashion—whether urban, vintage, or designer—it’s whatever floats your boat in Long Beach


Small Bites
Smoking out L.A.’s barbecue boom plus: Roy Choi’s Pot takes care of the munchies

Best of LA
‘Tis the season for suds with locally brewed summer beers

The Dine Review
Patric Kuh ponders the modern steak house at Long Beach’s Chianina

Dining Out
142 of the city’s best restaurants, from the Factory Kitchen to Farmshop


Culture Files
Second time’s the charm for the city’s art biennial, Made in L.A.; the L.A. Film Fest ups its street cred; French Stewart puts on his best Stoneface plus: How to do the Hollywood Bowl

Roaming Healdsburg, Sonoma Valley’s most sophisticated town

The Guide
30 things to do in June, from a pedal-powered tour of the L.A. River to a tribute to Art Clokey’s green guy


Open City
By Anne Taylor Fleming
Summertime reading is as seductive as sunshine—and that’s what makes it a lifelong pleasure

By Logan Hill
When an actress becomes pregnant, Hollywood has its tricks—digital and otherwise

By Steve Erickson
Leading men grapple with the burden of being just too damn good-looking

By Andrea Richards
Teaching young children to swim doesn’t mean you shouldn’t  keep an eye on them  in the pool