March 2016


From the Editor

The 2001 remake of Ocean’s 11 was on TV the other evening when I was flipping channels (an old-fashioned habit in this era of entertainment on demand, but not everything has to be premeditated, right?). I happened on a scene that takes place at a dog track in which Rusty, played by Brad Pitt, is recruiting old hand Saul, played by Carl Reiner, to join the big heist that is the centerpiece of the movie. It was a great moment to watch, not because I worship Carl Reiner (which I do) or believe 2001 to have been the peak of Brad Pitt gorgeousness (which it was) but because our family friend Mark is in the scene… Read


52 Great Saturdays
Edited by Marielle Wakim
Fridays are lost to exhaustion. Sundays are swallowed by errands. Make the most of a golden L.A. Saturday with a whole year of fun itineraries

By Steven Mikulan
The Medical fraud scheme of Michael Drobot, a Long Beach hospital owner, racked up half a billion dollars and implicated two politicians. Inside the largest case of its kind in California History

Los Angeles Icon: Quincy Jones
By Amy Wallace
A Q&A with the man who’s been nominated for more Grammys than anyone. and that’s just for starters

A Cinematic Poem to L.A.
As told to Mary Melton
Terrence Malick’s new film, Knight of Cups, may star Christian Bale, but our city plays the leading role


The City of Champions wins big with the return of the Rams; LADOT head Seleta Reynolds makes the mean streets nicer; the artist SHAG creates a crushy tribute to the Valley; the one-of-a-kind Catalina Island fox

Ask Chris
Chris Nichols tracks Santa Monica’s new light-rail line

L.A. Story
Linda Cardellini of Netflix’s Bloodline relives awkward casting calls

How L.A. Works
What it takes to be a star on the Walk of Fame


Spring Fashion
Raid Grandma’s jewelry box—brooches are back; bold earrings and sculptural shoes vie for attention; handbags start a chain reaction

Sneak a Peek
The Catch’s Mireille Enos investigates the season’s flirty frocks

L.A. Home
Fine china breaks free of its formal ways


Small Bites
Purveyors of coffee, subs, and other goodies are selling from stylized shipping containers; Tel Aviv Grill has the shawarma game all wrapped up; Johnny Ray Zone brings the heat with Nashville-style fried chicken PLUS: Spartina ushers an old New Yorker to L.A., and new restaurants Market Provisions, Scratch Bar, and Ramen Tatsunoya

Best of L.A.
The loaves we love

The Dine Review
Patric Kuh drops in at Broad Museum neighbor Otium, where it’s all about the art of the meal


Culture Files
Curator Paul Schimmel opens a massive gallery downtown; Anne Litt covers Pete Yorn’s latest album; Will Arnett plays Marry, Kiss, Kill with three former costars

The Guide
30 things to do in March, from a scrabble tournament to a Hindu festival to a Bruce Springsteen send-off for the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena


By Steve Erickson
Could low-tech films like The Witch signal a new era of horror?

Open City
By Susan Baskin
When you’re new to the city, finding a sense of place can be as simple as observing a daily ritual

By David Hochman
Restauranteur Tara Lazar brings some life to Palm Springs’ food scene