| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The crowd that waited under the neon red glow of the Ace Hotel's "Jesus Saves" sign came to see the experimental rock band Spiritualized. But as they filed into the Theatre at Ace, they became part of a different sort of resurrection.
Nestled in the...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Remember five-and-dime stores? Ever want to own one?
The former F.W. Woolworth Co. store on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles will be sold at auction on March 10. Bidding will start at $4 million, broker Auction.com said.
The four-story building in the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Broadway, the sparkling entertainment district of mid-20th-century Los Angeles, had a long fall.
As residents moved to the suburbs, opulent movie palaces dating to the early days of the film industry closed their doors. Upscale shops were closed, and...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:09 AM
It's Shopping Saturday! You have three days of fun ahead celebrating the Labor Day weekend. Use my long list to make a mad grab for savings with retail coupons, dining deals and fun things to do good through Monday.
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| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Britney Spears says her abs are real and the product of hours spent with a personal trainer plus major yoga sessions. The singer told Shape magazine she works hard for her figure after speculation that the midriff she shows off in costumes in her...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Allison Williams are featured on alternating covers of the February "Women in TV" edition of Elle, which goes on sale Jan. 14. [Elle]
Marie Claire's February issue, also on sale Jan. 14, features cover girl...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:31 PM
A sense of place.
It’s what separates the expert dressers from the OK dressers. First Lady Michelle Obama (and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis before her) has mastered it as an art form, wearing a dress by Indian American designer Naeem Khan for a...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:51 PM
In case you missed it, the January issue of men's fashion glossy GQ (that'd be the one with Bradley Cooper on the cover) includes a pretty sizable feature on the downtown Los Angeles scene.
Penned by Brett Martin, the piece starts like this: "For...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:45 PM
New York's Big Gay Ice Cream is opening shop in downtown Los Angeles this spring. Hello, Speculoos soft-serve, Salty Pimp chocolate-dipped ice cream cones, Newyorkina paletas and ginger-curry milkshakes.
After two successful Los Angeles pop-ups in the...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:30 PM
In 1971, Roger Hargreaves created a round, orange character with a toothy grin and named him Mr. Tickle. The creature was the first in a series of other Misters and Misses -- 85 in all -- who were featured in books, DVDs, art shows, products and several...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:15 AM
PARIS -- Jonny Johansson, creative director of Swedish denim and contemporary clothing brand Acne Studios, showed his spring 2014 collection Saturday afternoon at Paris Fashion Week.
The brand is in expansion mode, with the first L.A. boutique slated to...