A Landmark Book on Gay History Has Been Updated and Re-Released for a New GenerationThe Stonewall uprising and AIDS epidemic are most frequently cited as the two most influential moments in gay American history. But as the author and journalist Charles Kaiser outlines in his award-winning book The Gay Metropolis, first released in 1997, there’s…
Doodles by Some of the Most Famous People in Modern HistoryDavid Schulson was a collector by nature, and back in the late 1970s he parlayed it into his very own autograph business on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. As his business grew, he set aside the most precious items for his own collection, including hundreds of…
90 Years of Secrets Live Inside the Chateau Marmont's Famed WallsWhen it comes to Los Angeles lodgings, there’s an old saying: “If you want to be seen, go to the Beverly Hills Hotel. If you don’t want to be seen, go to Chateau Marmont.” In his new book, The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love,…
Brene Brown Is About to Become the Marie Kondo of EmotionsFor those who haven’t heard of Brené Brown, the five-time New York Times bestselling author/speaker/storyteller/professor at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Houston refers to herself as a “shame and vulnerability researcher.”“When I say that to someone sitting next to me…
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…
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