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How exciting can a government building be?

Don’t answer that until you see the US Courthouse that’s just been unveiled in DTLA. Since it replaced a dirt lot, anything would have been welcome. But we got a grand civic statement for LA — and an impressive tribute to green building.

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

The colors of 2017

Here’s one top expert’s predictions on the hottest interior color trends for the year ahead… plus a look at how they transform rooms. (Their choice for Color of the Year might surprise you.)

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Enhanced Smathers gem commands Nichols Canyon views on three sides

Seen from some angles, the villa seems to float high on the side of Nichols Canyon. Created by celebrity architect Fred Smathers, who made the canyon his canvas again and again, this is the Mediterranean villa at its modern essence. Surrounded by 270-degree views, this is the sensational home...

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Where's the steepest drivable street in LA?

Silver Lake? San Pedro? Nope — Mt. Washington. At a ridiculous 33% grade, Eldred is not only the steepest street in LA, but in California (yes, even SF!) — and the third steepest in the country. Thank heavens they later passed a law limiting grades to 15%.

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

LA places that creeped moviegoers out

From the stables where David Lynch filmed Eraserhead to the unholy stalking car underpass in Christine, Los Angeles is filled with blood-curdling movie locations. Here are a few of the most … shall we say … unforgettable.

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

The most haunted places in LA

From the site of the original town square to displaced Bunker Hill Victorians and an abandoned sanatorium, greater LA teems with reports of ghost sightings and supernatural rumors. Are we really alone … or have our forebears come with us?

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

So many stages, so little time

With the number of plays and musicals produced here, how can you keep up? We’re here to help (or overwhelm you even more!) with the mother of all 2016-2017 theater guides, arranged by area. (Yes, Hamilton is there. See Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley > The Pantages.)

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Malibu’s mind-boggling marriage of tile and tides

When you’re an heiress with a pottery in your family, your spectacular new beach house is naturally going to be covered with glorious tile work. Today, the dazzling tiles of Adamson House are still competing with the ocean views.

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Grand’s grand slam

This month, eleven of Grand Avenue’s world-class cultural destinations are teaming for a free day of performances, exhibitions, behind the scenes tours and interactive activities. Headliners include The Broad, LA Opera, REDCAT and more.

Posted almost 2 years ago