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Wednesday, Sep 20


Dsquared2 to launch capsule collection against online bullying

Dsquared2 founders and creative directors Dean and Dan Caten will launch a capsule collection in partnership with the cyber antibullying movement “Be Cool Be Nice.” A portion of the profits from the sale of the graphic lineup of apparel…


Katy Perry sparkles in 30,000 Swarovski crystals on Witness: The Tour

Witness: The Tour is off to a shimmery start — and we’d expect no less from Katy Perry. The pop star kicked off her concert series at Montreal’s Bell Centre Tuesday night, where she wore a dress adorned with thousands of Swarovski crystals.

Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid storm London Fashion Week with their rock 'n' roll-inspired collection

If London Fashion Week were a music festival, Tommy Hilfiger would be its headliner. On Tuesday night, Hilfiger brought the British leg of fashion month to a close with a star-studded — both on and off the catwalk — rock ’n’ roll-inspired…


Lillian Ross, celebrated New Yorker writer, dead at 99

Lillian Ross, a celebrated New Yorker magazine writer who created classics of literary journalism, including novel-length pieces on Ernest Hemingway and the making of a Hollywood movie, has died. She was 99.


Hank Green, YouTube star and brother of John Green, will publish his first novel

Hank Green, co-star of the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel with his brother, John, author of the bestselling book “The Fault in Our Stars,” will release his debut novel next fall.

Hillary Clinton's book has sold more than 300,000 copies

Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened” had a big debut.


Vegetable tops don't have to go in the trash. Here's how to use them

Many years ago, I ran into Alain Giraud, one of the best French chefs in Los Angeles, rummaging through crates of discarded vegetable greens at the Wednesday Santa Monica farmers market. This was a good decade before food waste became the…


Sweet! 8 recipes for crème brûlée

Tranlasted as “burnt cream,” crème brûlée is a classic custard topped with a burnt sugar crust. We’ve compiled 8 of our favorite recipes, from the traditional to flavored variations including caramel and pistachio. Because you can never…

Affordable housing exists in L.A. Check out these tours

A week after state legislators sent Gov. Jerry Brown bills to address California's lack of affordable housing, the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects will host two tours highlighting low-cost housing in South L.A.…

'I Fought the Law': A candy-colored blend of fact, fiction and photography

True or false: In Alaska, it is illegal for an intoxicated person to be in an establishment that serves alcohol.


Renovating the 'Pointy House' gives designers a chance to try out their ideas in a real-life setting

Every room features a different accent color and textural contrast. Bend Goods uses it as a studio.

How Guru Jagat helps you get your groove back in a techy and complex era

Guru Jagat may be the new model for a thoroughly modern, multimedia yogi and the fresh, female face making the Kundalini yoga tradition increasingly popular.


2017 Emmy Awards red carpet: A sea of silver, a splash of the mermaid-tail hem and a 'Stranger Things' home run

Silver seemed to be the precious metal of choice for those seeking Emmy gold at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night. Among the most head-turning takes on the metallic trend were Sarah Paulson’s fresh-off-the-New-York-Fashion…


How Patina teamed with formerly incarcerated cooks to prepare food for the Emmys

The sight of the team preparing salads for the Primetime Emmys Governors Ball dinner, the largest formal sit-down dinner in North America, resembled a laboratory more than it did a kitchen. On Sunday evening, some 250 cooks were working in…


Kirkus announces its finalist lineup, and book prize season is looking good

The Kirkus Prize finalists were announced Tuesday, with six titles each in three categories — fiction, nonfiction and young readers literature. Because that final category is broken into three divisions (picture books, middle grade and…


Health officials declare hepatitis A outbreak in L.A. County

Los Angeles County health officials declared a hepatitis A outbreak Tuesday, days after a public health emergency was announced in San Diego County, where at least 16 people have died of the highly contagious virus.

Tuesday, Sep 19


Australian couturier Steven Khalil to launch fragrance and expand presence in L.A. and London

Sydney-based Steven Khalil is launching new product categories and expanding his presence in Los Angeles, London and elsewhere.


Bill Cunningham inspires Apple's in-store experiences

Bill Cunningham is still influencing the world in ways even he could never have imagined. The famed street-style photographer died last year at age 87. Now filmmaker and former Home Shopping Network chief executive officer Mark Bozak has…


The book Michelle McNamara, Patton Oswalt's wife, was working on when she died will be published in February

The book Michelle McNamara, comedian Patton Oswalt’s wife who died unexpectedly in 2016, had been working on will be published next year. McNamara, a true crime aficionado, had helped pursue the cold case of an assailant she dubbed the…


Four new L.A. restaurants you should be really excited about

From very good ceviche in Venice to new restaurants from a handful of lauded L.A. veterans, here’s a look at what’s happening in the Los Angeles food and drink world this week:; Look for the mermaid If you’re craving excellent ceviche…


Simple, creative and colorful: 10 delicious recipes for bruschetta

Toast sliced bread, rub with garlic cloves, drizzle over olive oil and season to taste. Serve bruschetta, the classic Italian garlic bread, on its own for a rustic starter, or top with fresh tomatoes and basil, or perhaps a grilled tuna…


Watch: Here are our favorite looks from the 2017 Emmy Awards

On the 69th Emmy Awards’ arrivals red carpet, there were trends to spot (silver metallics, mermaid-tail hems), young sartorial standouts to keep an eye on (“Stranger Things” cast, we’re talking to you) and judgment to pass in both…


Tory Burch and Glamour celebrate the 'Women to Watch' at Beverly Hills luncheon

The rooftop terrace of the Tory Burch boutique on Rodeo Drive was abuzz with plenty of fangirl admiration among the group of talented actresses, showrunners and directors gathered for the Glamour magazine x Tory Burch “Women to Watch”…

Monday, Sep 18


Marie France Van Damme to open first U.S. store in Beverly Hills

Hong Kong-based resortwear designer Marie France Van Damme is set to open her ninth boutique, and first in the U.S., on Sept. 25 in Beverly Hills. Located in the Peninsula hotel, there are two stores side-by-side totaling 464 square feet.


Merriam-Webster adds 'alt-right' and 'sriracha' and 250 more words to its dictionary

Merriam-Webster has added more than 250 words to its dictionary in the last month, including “alt-right” and “sriracha.” Alt-right is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a right-wing, primarily online political movement or grouping based in the…


32 recipes to celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah starts this Wednesday evening. We’ve compiled 32 of our favorite recipes for the holiday — honey cake, carrot and pomegranate soup, halibut with leeks, stuffed sweet peppers and more — covering everything from appetizers to…

This Santa Monica cheeseburger is made with 100% Wagyu beef, and it's better than In-N-Out

Name: HiHo. This burger restaurant’s founding crew, Matt Levin (entertainment industry), Jerry Greenberg (restaurateur who is one of the owners of Sushi Nozawa LLC), Ajay Sahgal (entertainment industry) and Lowell Sharron (restaurant…

Sunday, Sep 17


5 Freeway in Boyle Heights re-opened hours after police shooting forced closure

A stretch of the northbound 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights and Lincoln Heights was shut down for more than 10 hours Sunday morning after California Highway Patrol officers shot and killed a knife-wielding pedestrian on the freeway, officials…


Matt Smith, Claire Foy, 'Transparent' cast attend BAFTA’s pre-Emmys tea party in Beverly Hills

As Matt Smith of “The Crown” accepted an offer of tea at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ tea party in Beverly Hills, he said, “It’s lovely to have a nice civilized tea. Tea and scones always make us feel as though we’re…


Hunter shoots deer with bow and arrow in Monrovia neighborhood

A man was caught on camera shooting a young deer with a bow and arrow near homes in Monrovia last week, upsetting residents of the hillside community.