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On The Verge: Golshifteh Farahani

On The Verge: Golshifteh Farahani

Destiny, for some actors, might mean meeting a certain director or earning a coveted industry award. For Golshifteh Farahani, destiny arrived five years ago in the form of detainment at the airport in Teheran, when... Read More
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Wonder Wall

Wonder Wall

Morning, noon and night, the halls of the Armory are abuzz with creativity as locals of all ages take advantage of the Center’s extraordinary art class offerings – from studio photography to Photoshop, collage making... Read More
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Citizen Jane

Citizen Jane

As a child in London, Jane Goodall carried a torch for Tarzan and dreamed of becoming a female Dr. Doolittle, so it’s fitting that another children’s adventure story – Dr. Seuss’ Oh, The Places You’ll... Read More
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Coming Clean

Coming Clean

It might be tempting to dismiss detoxing as just the latest health fad or a California cliché that’s easy to poke fun at, but the truth is, in this age when the air we breathe... Read More
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L.A. Woman

L.A. Woman

In Eve Babitz’s third book, Sex and Rage, the main character Jacaranda Leven comes upon a black-and-white photograph hanging in a grand Hollywood penthouse apartment, next to “a David Hockney swimming pool, and a huge... Read More
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Everyone Into the Pool

Everyone Into the Pool

Wednesday night, beneath an inverted five-pointed star hanging from the ceiling of the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, the artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe presented “Shadow Pool: A Natural... Read More
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A Safer World

A Safer World

Mathew Gerson was already familiar with the ways conscience and commerce intersect when he had a “eureka” moment. Gerson–who in 2005 founded online retailer Econscious Market, which sells eco-friendly products and donates up to 10... Read More
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Ann Roth: Craft Queen

Ann Roth: Craft Queen

Some call her the doyenne of costume design, but Ann Roth herself prefers the term “broad.” Turning 80 next month, Roth may be the oldest working costumer in the business, but she’s flaunting blue toenails... Read More
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The Untrained Eye

The Untrained Eye

In 1951, Charles Brittin, a mailman and amateur photographer, moved to Venice, Calif., and began to photograph his surroundings: the desolate streets and misty midways, the oil derricks erected by the beach and the vibrant... Read More
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L.A.'s Art Scene Goes Hollywood

L.A.’s Art Scene Goes Hollywood

In the week leading up to the Oscars, when lavish parties are as common as movie pitches, some of this year’s most coveted invitations are being extended not by film studios but L.A.’s museums and... Read More
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Honoring Photographer Douglas Kirkland

Honoring Photographer Douglas Kirkland

This week, photographer Douglas Kirkland will receive the American Society of Cinematographers’ highest honor, the Presidents Award. In the 25 years that the ASC has been honoring outstanding contributions to the art form at its... Read More
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Closet Visit gives readers a peek inside

Closet Visit gives readers a peek inside

For women, one of the fastest ways to get to know a new friend is to look through her closet. Sifting through the layers of silk, sequins, cotton and wool, we can learn about our... Read More
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