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Tips and Articles in Los Angeles

For spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, and for plenty of other reasons—many of them man-made, thank you very much—the fantasy of a coast-to-coast road trip endures. Want to make it a reality? From West to East (With Apologies to the Midw...
When I was growing up in the 1960’s, Laurel Canyon was simply “the canyon.” It was where my brothers and I climbed steep streets on our bikes and built forts in the eucalyptus-scented hills. Sure, some of our classmates’ parents were becoming know...
Baxter Finley Barber Shop, West Hollywood, California, Shave and a Haircut
A new appreciation for good old-fashioned grooming is taking root around the U.S. In West Hollywood, California, reclaimed wood floors and walls covered in bright white subway tiles set the tone at Baxter Finley Barber & Shop, from men’s skin-ca...
Malibu, Unplugged, The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu, Spa, Pool
Like so many gadget addicts in this age of digital gluttony, I am hooked on the narcotic of electronic content: Twitter, RSS feeds, Facebook, Tumblr, e-mail. On vacation, in the subway, while brushing my teeth, I seem to be logged on, constantly s...
There was a time when, if you had told your friends that you were taking a trip to Bilbao, they would have wondered why you were going to a shabby, terrorism-scarred Spanish city. Nowadays, they'd envy you for visiting the world's most talked-abou...
I liked getting to airports early even before the last decade, when my neurosis became a necessity. My wife, on the other hand, considers time spent in an airport wasted, lost, anathema. And neither rain nor sleet nor Homeland Security is going to...
America has always liked its public sculpture big. Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s (Princeton Architectural Press; $45), by Jonathan D. Lippincott, takes a close look at how 30 postwar artists were able to realize their g...
“I have vivid memories of staying at the Chateau Marmont with my father when I was a little kid. This was in the early eighties, before André Balazs owned the hotel, and it was a lot funkier, with a seedy kind of glamour. Now the Chateau has becom...
What stood out for you at Cannes this year? A highlight was the digital restoration of Luchino Visconti’s seminal 1963 Il Gattopardo, financed by Gucci and the Film Foundation. What other festival is worth the trip? The Berlin film festival (...
Take One: Everybody Comes to Hollywood “Are you Mr. Edmunds?” I ask the guy behind the counter at Larry Edmunds Bookshop, a paper-crammed emporium between Gene Autry’s and Michael Curtiz’s stars on Hollywood Boulevard. “There hasn’t been a ...
In October, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art opens the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion, a 45,000-square-foot glass-and-marble addition to its evolving campus. LACMA inaugurates the Renzo Piano–designed space with “Olmec: Colossal...
See our video collection of the World’s Best Holiday Light Displays. Let’s face it: most of the things we love about the winter holidays—the family gatherings, the parties and overindulgent meals, the giving and receiving of gifts—are also pretty...
From toga-wrapped emperors to board-toting surfers, all walks of life have flocked to the seaside for renewal, reflection, and amusement, and the tide of influences has defined beach culture around the world. Transcending time and place, surf feve...
There’s never been a better time to get to know your agave. Artisanal tequilas are turning up on cocktail menus across the globe thanks to the arrival of small-batch, handmade bottlings such as Casa Dragones (casadragones.com; $275), a sipping teq...
Decked out like a 1970’s diner, The Waffle (breakfast for two $25) serves breakfast all day and past midnight. What to order? Red-velvet waffles with cream-cheese frosting and a soul-food version prepared with jalapeños and fried chicken. Slaw Do...