June 2016


From the Editor

The primary races this election season have left me worried that I’m slipping into middle-aged cynicism. So I decided to text my 24-year-old nephew, Chase, whom my husband and I helped raise after he lost his parents. I hoped he could deliver a shot of millennial enthusiasm to inspire me—and he did. A bass-playing behavior therapist, Chase graduated from UC Santa Cruz and now lives in Berkeley… Read


10 Great Walks
Edited by Marielle Wakim
Missing Persons would have us believe that nobody walks in L.A. Hooey! From verdant hills to downtown streets to seaside paths, we tell you how to best explore Los Angeles on foot

Los Angeles Icon: Don Rickles
By Paul Brownfield
A Q&A with the comedian whose searing put-downs long ago earned him the nickname Mr. Warmth

The Crop Circle
By Patric Kuh
Gathering spare fruit and other produce from markets and backyard trees, Food Forward’s army of volunteers is helping fill empty bellies around the city

Dynamic Duality
By Brandon R. Reynolds
In the world of video games, you can grow famous as a voice actor. Outside of it, not so much. A trek into a strange, multiplayer alternative reality8


L.A.’s first bike0-share program; prepping for climate change; Pasadena-era Jackie Robinson

Ask Chris
What’s up with those dinosaur gas stations?

L.A. Story
The Path‘s Aaron Paul on his early struggles (and that appearance on The Price Is Right)

L.A. on the Verge
A skyscraping luxury apartment tower and a changing Westside


Prime Finds
Summer hats throw a little shade; heels clear the way; enamel cuffs add drama

In Store
Jewelry designer Rosanne Karmes on her good luck charms; the return of Bottega Veneta

Best of L.A.
Our roundup of top shops for denim

L.A. Home
An industrial-chic makeover in Echo Park


Small Bites
The city’s chefs are vegging out big time, cooking large produce whole to delicious effect; New York’s Smorgasburg comes to L.A.; Salt & Straw’s latest batch of seasonal flavors is funky; Intolerable Foodie Joel Stein has a tip for waiters: Get lost! PLUS: Top Chef‘s Marcel Vigneron goes back to basics at Wolf, and new restaurants Winsome, Avec Nous, and Lasa

Dining Out
124 of the city’s best restaurants, from Otium to Orsa & Winston


Culture Files
Mariachi Festival USA returns to the Hollywood Bowl; BoJack Horseman illustrator Lisa Hanawalt proves the colored pencil is mightier than the sword; Peter Sellars on this year’s Ojai Music Festival PLUS: Orange Is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba talks Taylor Swift and teardrop tats

The Guide
30 things to do in June, from singing along with The Sound of Music to digging “dogumentaries”


By Fiona Ng
The Tinder sociologist who’s getting at the science behind swipes, pics, and profiles

By Steve Erickson
Some tough truths for the new Weiner doc

By Patrick Goldstein
When you’re three hoops-playing brothers, it doesn’t hurt to have the last name Ball