| Nov 9, 2011
Alayna Spratley had never intended to be a part of the fashion industry, but in the fall of 2008 she found herself at Ma Petite Shoe. "I've just always had a very specific aesthetic when it comes to style, and perhaps I serendipitously found Ma Petite...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 9:05 AM
Alayna Spratley had never intended to be a part of the fashion industry, but in the fall of 2008 she found herself at Ma Petite Shoe. “I’ve just always had a very specific aesthetic when it comes to style, and perhaps I serendipitously found...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 4:45 PM
I am not a writer of prose. This is not an article, an anecdote or short story. It is simply the imperfect account of an evening from several points of view.
So begins the document that Lee Mallory has set in front of me at a cramped wooden table in the...
| Dec 31, 2011
There'll be a pair of Pasadena institutions along Colorado Boulevard for New Year's -- the Rose Parade, and a company marking 100 years in business. Anderson Business Technology, nee Anderson Typewriter Co., has bucked two trends: It's been a one-family...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The restaurant Musso & Frank is where some of L.A.'s greatest writers drank; now it celebrates that legacy with a quarterly literary salon, complete with steak and cocktails....
| Jun 27, 2012
| 9:35 PM
Charles Bukowski's work will be celebrated in downtown LA Saturday with readings by Harry Dean Stanton, Rebecca De Mornay, Dan Fante, Jack Grapes and more....
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:35 PM
James Franco, a seemingly unstoppable creative force, will publish his first novel with Amazon's new publishing arm....
| Feb 22, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Last week, I judged a competition where entrants had to have a grabbing lead, a dynamic storytelling style and a wealth of information condensed into a finite number of words.
I'm talking, of course, about Poetry Out Loud.
For the second straight year,...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Willis Earl Beal has a biography that sounds as if Charles Bukowski could have penned it. Beal's lived, at times, a harsh life, drifting between countless miserable part-time jobs, the military (he enrolled in the Army for a short time) and homelessness....
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:30 AM
For most of the last 20 years, it’s been my job to leave Los Angeles and bring home tips on travel elsewhere. But let’s face it: Elsewhere can get expensive. And there’s a lot of elsewhere here already.
So a year ago, I turned my...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Beer makes men smarter-- well, kind of--according to a study conducted at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Researchers found that men who consumed a couple of beers were better at solving brain teasers than men who were completely sober.
| Feb 25, 2012
Kenneth Price, a prolific Los Angeles artist whose work with glazed and painted clay transformed traditional ceramics while also expanding orthodox definitions of American and European sculpture, died early Friday at his home and studio in Taos, N.M. He...