In a city where grown women walk around in broad daylight with pink hearts and jaunty little mottoes stenciled across the backseat of their sweat pants, the designer Corey Lynn Calter is a beacon of hope and tailoring. Los Angeles Fashion Week continues to be something of an oxymoron, with labels like “2 B Free” Read More
March was a cruel month for monologists: first the sad Spalding Gray news; then word came that Sandra Tsing Loh had been fired from her regular morning segment on Los Angeles’s 89.9 KCRW-FM for uttering the word “fuck” during a series about knitting.
Ms. Loh, a bemused 42, who can be heard in New York Read More
A 31-year-old male TV writer who lives in Silver Lake was sitting at the crowded, dingy 101 Coffee Shop-named for the freeway, and one of the many places Jon Favreau apparently ruined by putting in Swingers -talking about the special challenges of dating in Los Angeles. As with so much here, it all comes down Read More
The knowledge that same-sex couples were getting married en masse like so many Moonies up there in granola-gobbling, hippie San Francisco might have lent an especial pep to the second annual Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Wedding Expo, held on Sunday, Feb. 22, at the flesh-colored Wyndham Bel Age Hotel in West Hollywood.
The air Read More
Of course the Grammys were a crushing disappointment; they always are. Among the robbed this year were R. Kelly, 50 Cent and Michael McDonald, whose sweat-soaked show at the Apollo last December had to be one of the best concerts of the past decade (why didn’t they have him perform the Luther Vandross tribute instead Read More
Who says Los Angeles has no active culture? On Jan. 16, the West Coast’s first Erotic Museum opened for business at 6741 Hollywood Boulevard, flanked on its left by a rock ‘n’ roll leather emporium, on its right by a souvenir shop and a Starbucks filled with screenwriters angling for Internet “hot spots.”
The juxtaposition Read More
Meet Zooey Deschanel, reluctant dauphine of the Sundance Film Festival!
Ms. Deschanel lives in Beverly Hills-she didn’t want to get specific about the arrangements; her mom said that she’s “still basically living at home”-but it took a bumpy flight to Utah (fat girls in Brigham Young University sweatshirts gnawing on caramel apples, Eternal Marriage textbooks Read More
“I have a minor phobia about the whole literary scene in New York,” said the first-time novelist Francesca Delbanco the other afternoon. “I love it so much-most of my best friends live there-but it feels so frenetic to me, way overstimulating. I’m not able to get anything done.”
She was sipping Diet Coke through a Read More
Angelenos like to get all creative and ostentatious with their cell-phone rings. It’s just another form of personal expression! Bugs Bunny, 50 Cent or the “Hava Nagila” can suddenly bleat forth from your purse (volume capabilities have grown exponentially over the past few years) and no one will bat an eye. But recently, at a Read More
A year of life in Los Angeles has yielded but a disappointing half-dozen celebrity sightings. In rough chronological order:
1)Acerbiccomic Richard Belzer amid a large group at Yamashiro, a touristy “Cal-Asian” restaurant in the Hollywood Hills with a panoramic view of the city.
2) Actress Courtney Thorne-Smith, late of Melrose Place and Ally McBeal Read More