November 2014

A sneak peek inside this month’s magazine

( Features )

Food Lovers Guide
Edited by Lesley Bargar Suter
L.A. has never been so delicious, but the people inside its kitchens are only part of the reason why. We celebrate the unsung heroes of the local food world, from a sea urchin diver to an apron impresario. Plus: Food lovers love Bill Chait, the businessman behind restaurant phenoms like Bestia, Picca, and République. What fuels his hunger?

Gone Girls
By Mike Kessler
Every day in L.A.’s more destitute corners, men pay underage girls for sex. Now there’s a push not just to crack down on the pimps who recruit—and often terrorize—tweens and teens but to rethink how the legal system treats the girls

How to Live a Long Life in L.A.
Edited by Matthew Segal
Time waits for no one, even in the city of eternal youth. But whatever your age, the expert tips and insights in our guide could help you slow the clock, keep your brain sharp, and work with your aging parents. Game on

( Buzz )

The selling of Hollywood’s history; delusions of the L.A. house hunter; a dogfight over the future of Santa Monica airport; the generosity of Laugh Factory’s Jamie Masada

L.A. Archetype
An animal trapper who walks on the wild side

Ask Chris
Chris Nichols follows the trail of the giant snail

L.A. Story
Angela Bassett on couch surfing, noisy neighbors, and curious churchgoers

The Seen
All the parties fit to crash

( Shop )

Resort Wear
Peep-toe shoes put their best foot forward; how to perfect the many shades of faux tans; the clutch gets a twist of citrus; blankets leave the bedroom. Plus: The Best of Me’s Michelle Monaghan lounges poolside in Palm Springs and dons the season’s grooviest looks

( Eat )

Small Bites
Chicken wings take flight in L.A.; barflies, your bible has arrived; Joel Stein opens his door for grocery deliveries; Lou Amdur is thankful for this Turkey Day sparkler. Plus: Vegan-modern hits the Valley at the Gadarene Swine, and new restaurants WildCraft, Brilliantshine, and Sushi Tsujita

The Dine Review
Patric Kuh on Commissary, where Roy Choi nods to his hotel-kitchen past

( Do )

Culture Files
A retrospective focuses on photographer Larry Sultan; Tyler, the Creator ’s family tree

Best of LA
Take a seat in the city’s cushiest movie theaters

Slopes, sleighs, and hot springs in Sun Valley

The Guide
30 things to do in November, from catching Danny Elfman conduct to honoring samurai art

( Columns )

Open City
By Anne Taylor Fleming
Courtney Morgan prepares college players for life after football

By Kelly MacLean
Fitness gurus gather the fanatical

By Steve Erickson
Steve Carell pins down his serious side in Foxcatcher

By Peter Kiefer
USC head Max Nikias pursues the big bucks