May 2010



Period Pieces
Fifty years of L.A. fashion are revisited in vintage looks by some of the city’s groundbreaking designers: Rudi Gernreich, James Galanos, Richard Tyler, Guess’s Georges, Paul, Maurice, and Armand Marciano, and Rick Owens

The Ultimate Pet Guide
Whether they bark, meow, chirp, or are the silent type, animals can be our companions of choice. Seal the friendship with relaxing activities (massage!), gourmet treats (mock pizza!), and model-worthy clothing (wedding gowns!). Discover great kennels for the time you’re apart and artists who’ll help you remember your pet forever.

The Lovely and Amazing Nicole Holofcener
She’s witty and independent and has a killer ear. The director of Please Give opens up
By Steve Erickson

Tough Sell
Good deals. Bad behavior. Bygone lives. In the odd realm of estate sales Cynthia Abernethy is the queen
By Dave Gardetta 



Ask Chris
Chris Nichols gets a lingerie lesson
By Chris Nichols

All the parties fit to crash
By Kari Mozena 

The Weekender
Wining and dining in the Valley of the Moon, aka Sonoma
By John McChesney

Best of LA
Taking the waters at Koreatown day spas
By Sara Wilson

PLUS: At bat with Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad

Jill Anjuli Hansen’s years in the ocean inform her surfwear designs
By Laurie Pike

Au Courant
Peekaboo boots that will put spring in your step
By Laurie Pike



Open City
As the cost of a UC education soars, students are rattled—but not revolting
By Anne Taylor Fleming

Speak Easy
A skinny kid from Spain gets big and lands on the top NBA team. How the Lakers’ Pau Gasol has taken to L.A.
By David Davis 

When you’re the whippersnappers managing the time-honored Musso & Frank Grill, the key is no sudden moves
By Lesley Bargar Suter 

Urban Affairs
When a charter school became a testing round for Alice Waters’s Edible School-yard program, the kids ate better—and the parents freaked out
By Hilary MacGregor

Hatfield’s has moved to the Melrose space that’s been a restaurant revolving door. Quinn and Karen Hatfield’s forceful cooking and iconic desserts just might break the curse
By Patric Kuh

PLUS: The story behind Covell wine bar in Los Feliz, piling it on at the Slaw Dogs, and (carefully) munching fresh Bing cherries


Web Extras:

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

Video: City Center
In the May issue of Los Angeles magazine, writer David Davis sits down with Pau Gasol to find out how the skinny kid from Spain who got big and landed on the top NBA team has taken to L.A. Watch Gasol practice his best basketball “tricks” in this behind-the-scenes video of his shoot with photographer Dustin Snipes