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I once read that there are about 590,000 gay people in Los Angeles. Divide that roughly in half, and that’s 295,000 gay men, which might seem like a lot, but when you take into account different gay tribes and neighborhood proximity, the number dwindles. That means there are a lot of familiar faces...

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  • Celeste Ng's new novel 'Little Fires Everywhere' sets suburbia aglow

    Celeste Ng's new novel 'Little Fires Everywhere' sets suburbia aglow

    Shaker Heights, Ohio, is a comfortable, peaceful, progressive suburb of Cleveland, a carefully planned community incorporated in 1912 that exists in a gentle state of idyll, sustained by adherence to the “rules, many rules, about what you could and could not do.” It’s a marvelous setting for a...

  • A new style of rustic Chilean wines is gaining traction

    A new style of rustic Chilean wines is gaining traction

    If you’re an oenophile with a love for imported wine, you’d be forgiven for not paying heed to Chile. Despite a long and respected winemaking history, with traditions as old as those of North America — by which I mean the agricultural enclaves of Spanish missionaries, established in the 17th century...

  • Reading Stephen King's 'It': Still unsettling, all these years later

    Reading Stephen King's 'It': Still unsettling, all these years later

    My eighth-grade English teacher had a no-Stephen-King rule — which was rich considering that she made us read Ayn Rand's "Anthem" — but King's new novel about an evil clown menacing the small town of Derry, Maine, was the size of a Buick, so she allowed me to do my book report on "It." I've written...

  • 15 ways to make a great pizza at home

    15 ways to make a great pizza at home

    Sure, you can get an excellent pizza at many places around town. But what do you do when you want to make your own? We’ve compiled 15 of our favorite recipes, from a classic Margherita to roasted potato, even smoked salmon. We also include a simple dough recipe you can make from scratch. noelle.carter@latimes.com...

  • 'Found in Translation' explores the beautiful design links between California and Mexico

    'Found in Translation' explores the beautiful design links between California and Mexico

    Los Angeles design fans will enjoy “Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico 1915-1985” for what is familiar — architectural drawings of Union Station from 1936 — and surprising — a tiny Frida Kahlo jade, amethyst, quartz and gold necklace that was owned by actress Paulette Goddard....

  • Lillian Ross, celebrated New Yorker writer, dies at 99

    Lillian Ross, celebrated New Yorker writer, dies 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. New Yorker Editor David Remnick confirmed her death, but did not immediately have other...

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

    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. While John Green writes for young adults, “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” is targeted at an older audience. Responding...

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

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

    Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened” had a big debut. Clinton’s book about her stunning loss in 2016 to Donald Trump sold more than 300,000 copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-book and audio, Simon & Schuster told the Associated Press on Wednesday. The book’s hardcover sales of 168,000 was...

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

    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 sort of thing people talked about on high profile panels...

  • Sweet! 8 recipes for crème brûlée

    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 have too much of a good thing. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarte...

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

    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-topped tostadas and fish tacos at Grand Central Market, just...

  • Simple, creative and colorful: 10 delicious recipes for bruschetta

    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 salad for a dramatic appetizer or light meal. Here are 10...

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

    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 directions (Zoe Kravitz’s Dior haute couture rainbow feather dress...

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

    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” luncheon. Case in point: Glamour Editor in Chief Cindi Leive,...

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

    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. Van Damme, a Canadian national, said she searched for years...

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