Los Angeles Magazine

A Casual Affair

Cheap or expensive, cotton or silk, worn with jeans or under a suit, the T-shirt is the epitome of L.A. style.

The Many Faces of Arianna

The talk of London. The hot new thing of New York. Hostess to the Republican Revolution. California gubernatorial candidate. And now priestess to L.A.’s left. Is this Arianna Huffington’s final incarnation?

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A Case of Dominoes?

Did six crucial players simply invent the longest, most expensive, most sensational—and most trumped-up—case in L.A.’s history? A classic three-part series about McMartin preschool workers falsely accused of sexual abuse.

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What Happened to Mitrice Richardson?

The disappearance of a woman freed from jail in the middle of the night in a neighborhood far from home raised a flurry of questions about how the sheriff’s department handled her case. The discovery of her body a year later only raised more.

Grass Roots

The battle to keep big pot-growing operations from cropping up in our local mountains.

Jeansian Economics

Thanks to Ron Herman and Nina Garduño, denim becomes a study in earthiness and snobbery.

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The Family Jewels

In the 24 years since taking over Harry Winston Inc. from his father, Ronald Winston has enhanced the firm’s exalted status.

Call Mike Sitrick

Fled the scene of an accident? At war with Page Six? Taking on the most powerful man in Hollywood? Addicted to painkillers? Accused of molesting children? Call Mike Sitrick. That’s what Halle Berry, Ron Burkle, Roy Disney, Rush Limbaugh, and the Catholic archdiocese did. He plays the media better than anybody.

Murder in Twentynine Palms

After moving seven times in eight years, Debie McMasters hoped that the Mojave would be her family’s last stop. For her youngest daughter, it was.

Past Perfect

At vintage house Lily et Cie, the clothes recall a time when form had function.

Let’s Go You Can Do This! C’mon! You Are Gonna Give Me 5 More!

With enough time, money, and sweat, can you achieve an ideal body? The author answers that all-too-burning question.

The Big Mocker

With an acerbic wit, a disdain for publicists, and a love of the “extra useless,” the Defamer has reinvented Hollywood gossip.

Guiding Star

Rolling through Hollywood.

Inside the Revved-Up, Pissed-Off Brain of Adam Carolla

How an illiterate dude with daddy issues became one of America’s most respected radio talkshow hosts.

Mister L.A.

City council member Tom LaBonge is out of another era. To him the job is about constituent services and public cheerleading. But don’t underestimate him. Just ask Bob Barker, Lily Tomlin, and Cher.

City of Ruins

By excavating the hidden past, Norman Klein has emerged as L.A.’s most innovative social critic.

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The Great Wide Open

The desert is America’s primordial sandbox—land of the free, home of the rowdy. Out here, names mean nothing, you can drive fast and the beer’s always colder at the next bar.

My Life as a Very Naughty Boy

Writer Joel Stein sets out to expand his horizons—or at least pick up a trick or two—in the city’s erogenous zones.

Lakers: Straight Shooter

He’s dependable in the clinch, but Lakers reserve guard Brian Shaw’s greatest contribution may be his wisdom.

Caught Getting Creative

The disgrace of wunderkind writer Jonah Lehrer, outed for manufacturing quotes, reverberates worst in the city he calls home.

Never Stop Fighting

The FBI has known about him since his days as a cage-rattling Chicano activist in 1960s L.A. A onetime fugitive and sometime company man, Carlos Montes has kept on confronting the system the only way he knows how. Now the system is closing in.

One Angry Betty

After she confessed to a young reporter about the murder of her ex-husband and his new wife, Betty Broderick became an icon for women scorned. Twenty years later, that reporter reconnects with the killer who launched her career.

The Ladies’ Man

Can true love tame James Ellroy, the Demon Dog of L.A. fiction?

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Hollywood’s Information Man

He knows the movie business as well as anyone, and when he talks, studio chiefs listen. He’s Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart, and he lives in curious coexistence with the industry he covers.