Next Time You Can’t Get a Rez at Jon & Vinny’s, You Can Make This Pasta at HomeJon & Vinny’s may have two L.A. locations—the original on Fairfax and the newish outpost on San Vicente in Brentwood—but just try getting a weekend rez when you’re craving some of their pizza or pasta. Which is pretty…
A First Look at the New Bret Easton Ellis Book Everyone's Talking AboutBack in the summer of 2016, a young writer named Art Tavana wrote a controversial appreciation of pop singer Sky Ferreira for the LA Weekly. Sky Ferreira has a name that reads like a turbocharged Italian sports car, or the kindred spirit to…
Karla T. Vasquez Created an Instagram Account to Preserve Her Salvadoran RootsKarla T. Vazquez began documenting and preserving recipes passed down from generation to generation back in 2014, and it wasn’t until 2016 that she took the leap to create a website and start her Instagram account @SalviSoul–a cookbook storytelling project. In 2017, she left…
LeBron's Move to L.A. Was All About His Next Phase in HollywoodSigning with the Los Angeles Lakers may have been an imperfect basketball choice for LeBron James, but it was a prudent and potentially brilliant business choice. The older LeBron got, his business affairs had only become more sophisticated and his future ambitions more grand.…
Cannabis Etiquette Tips from Emily Post's Great-Great-GranddaughterThe doyenne of American manners, Emily Post, released her first etiquette manual during the era of Prohibition. People were drinking and throwing parties, legal or not (she really thought it should be legal, by the way), and Post wrote the book on how to be a proper host. Now, her great-great-granddaughter…
Even Amid the Red Scare, 1950s L.A. Was a Wonderland Without Fences for Young PeopleIt was an oddly idyllic time and place in which to grow up. Los Angeles has become a world city in the intervening years, a gigantic, fast-paced, complex megalopolis, but in the 1950s, while undeniably huge in area, it was still…
Not All of L.A.'s Architectural Marvels Are VintageNew to the Los Angeles magazine bookshelf this month is Los Angeles New Architecture by photographer Mike Kelley and museum director Brooke Hodge. The pair hunted down a collection of the most dynamic buildings of the last 20 years that help explain efforts to transform of our suburban…
L.A. Is Losing Another Iconic BookstoreA bookseller beloved by those in the film, TV, and theater communities is closing up shop in Hollywood, citing increased competition from e-retailers. Samuel French Bookshop, which has been operating on Sunset Boulevard since 1947, will close its doors at the end of the month, according to a press release…
Which Books, Movies, Etc. Entered The Public Domain In 2018? (LIST) Dell Comics Back in 1998, Congress extended copyrights an extra 20 years with the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, in many people’s estimation a move to protect Disney’s copyright on Mickey Mouse (which currently expires, in part, in 2024). For 20 years, all…
The Best Books About L.A. of 2018This year saw a bumper crop of terrific books about Los Angeles, and some great material from L.A. authors (I hear Walt Disney’s Disneyland is fantastic!) Los Angeles magazine contributor David Kipen recently distilled five centuries of observations about the city into his excellent Dear Los Angeles: The City in…
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