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Egyptian nitrate

No, it’s not an edgy new cocktail. It’s bygone film stock, and the Egyptian is one of just two theaters in LA that can run it. “So?” you’re thinking. Martin Scorsese replies, “The silver content (of nitrate) gave us a luminosity and a richness that was never quite matched.” And he should know.

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Here’s the Fall KCET Cinema Series schedule

After a powerful August kickoff, this popular series of pre-release screenings followed by Q&As with the filmmakers and actors continues Tuesdays through October 10 at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. You can still get prorated series passes at the Aero.

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

About time: LA’s first cat café has arrived

Ever since our first dog café opened last spring, cat people have been restlessly tapping their claws. This month, the wait is over. Reservations required and a bit pricey, but for a good cause. And every cat you chat up is available for adoption.

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

From hot hangout to cool hideout

Architectural developer Jason Lev is not one to take a break. No sooner were stars, musicians and models flocking to Tenants of the Trees, the eclectic Silver Lake club he co-created, than he was teaming with SPACE International to transform a home in the winding canyon streets of Beverly Glen. ...

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Your personal park in prime La Cañada Flintridge

Tranquil, verdant and warmly elegant, this estate on one of the most desirable streets in the city has been listed by Jason Kipp Winicki at $4,495,000. Set on over 30,000 square feet of park-like beauty at 421 Georgian Road, the classic ranch is surrounded by mature trees, a sweeping lawn and...

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Last stretch of Valley’s LA River Greenway

Once this 12-mile piece is done, you’ll be able to walk and bike from Canoga Park to Forest Lawn Drive near Griffith Park. Step one, a feasibility study involving community input, is underway through this spring.

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

DTLA’s a boomtown — for the second time

A recent report says the city’s historic core is the second most prominent boomtown in America. Of course, if you’ve studied your LA history, you know we’ve already been there, done that, back in 1894. And we’ve got the photos to prove it.

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Rating the new Runyon Canyon

So it’s finally back — but how changed is it from the place LA hikers know and love? And most critically, how do dogs feel about the revamp? Here’s one Runyon regular’s take on these questions and more.

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Spectacular new $32.5M waterside villa emerges in Bel-Air

At more than 800 feet above sea level, Upper Bel-Air has always been prized for its unparalleled views of the city. Now a lavish new private villa has laid claim to its rarest, most tranquil vista of all: a long, end-to-end view of the gleaming waters of the rarely glimpsed Stone Canyon...

Posted almost 2 years ago