Quentin Tarantino’s Hollywood: Recreating 1960s L.A. for “Once Upon a Time”
The corner of Riverside Drive and Forman Avenue in Toluca Lake does not feel like Hollywood. There’s a Japanese restaurant on one corner, a real estate office on another, and no landmarks to speak of, outside of the Bob’s Big Boy sign down the road. But it was also the home of the Money Tree,
The Hidden History of Los Angeles with Robert Petersen
On screen, LA may look all shiny and new (and filled with beautiful, yoga-practicing people sipping green juice). But the city is also filled with rich history just about everywhere you look, from iconic old theaters to architectural masterpieces to centuries-old Spanish missions.
The Restoration of David Hockney’s Underwater Work of Art
When the water moves in the Tropicana Pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt, it seems to dance — It’s almost as if the bold blue curves painted on the bottom surface of the pool are crawling. But there’s much more to those paint strokes than simple decoration; it’s a one-of-a-kind work by David Hockney.
4 Sophisticated Alternatives to Hollywood Star Map Tours
Whether it’s driving by over-the-top homes of the rich and famous or hitting the Hollywood Walk of Fame, there’s no shortage of star tours to be found in LA. But there’s plenty more to the city than the wide world of entertainment. From art and architecture to cocktails and cafes, here are some alternative tours to consider.
Women Crush Wednesdays: A Spotlight on Hollywood’s All-Female Comedy Showcase
Every Wednesday night at The Lab at the Hollywood Improv, Marcella Arguello performs and curates the lineup for Women Crush Wednesdays, one of L.A.’s original all-female standup showcases. Started as an open mic event, Women Crush Wednesdays has survived to become a trendsetter in a time when women’s voices are becoming more and more important to the standup world — even if there’s still room to improve.
Inside The Magic Show at The Roosevelt
When it comes to magic, the proper unit of measurement in a performance is the trick, and to talk about the trick is to strip it of its power – its ability to surprise, amuse, and delight. In The Magic Show at The Roosevelt, comic and comedian Justin Willman does all of the above.
5 Amazing Exhibits in LA to See Right Now
While La La Land is best known for its Hollywood-centric sites, enviable weather, and bustling nightlife, it’s also home to some world-class culture including a string of impressive museums focused on everything from art to photography to history to science.
Eat Your Way Through LA’s Finest Food Halls
Getting everyone in your group to agree on which restaurant to hit up for lunch isn’t always the easiest feat… and that’s probably why the culinary powers-that-be created food halls, gloriously spacious spots that are home to multiple food purveyors all within mere feet of each other. We’re not talking ‘80s-style mall food courts here,
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrates 100 Years
There’s a lot in the history of the Los Angeles Philharmonic of which to be proud. As the organization celebrates its 100th birthday, there are highlights throughout the years: “The Dean of African-American Composers,” William Grant Still, is said to have been the first African-American to conduct a major American orchestra when he picked up
Bring Your Own Vinyl: Record Night in Los Angeles
The hook to Record Club, a twice-monthly get-together at downtown Los Angeles’ Bernadette’s, is simple enough: Bring a record – any record – and the bar will play it. That “any,” though, has sometimes been taken quite literally. “There were a couple of people who would try to mess with me, and see how far
5 Vegan Dishes You Need to Eat in LA
Vegan food once had a reputation as being little more than bland beans and steamed spinach. But as more people are giving veganism a try (even the beloved Queen Bey!) and others are simply trying get a health boost from more plant-based eating, plenty of restaurants around town (including The Hollywood Roosevelt’s own Public Kitchen
FYF Fest takes over Exposition Park in July
Janet Jackson, Florence and the Machine, Future, and many more will take the stage this summer.
Heather Lilleston of Yoga for Bad People talks beginnings, retreats, and what’s ahead
Heather Lilleston is determined to show people that you can balance yoga with a normal lifestyle.
The John Sowden House in Los Feliz to become a “cannabis oasis”
designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son
Bagel Broker is giving out a dozen bagels to anyone born in 1987
Free bagels through Sunday for any 29 or 30 year old born in 1987!
Free contemporary art museum is coming to Los Angeles
ICA LA is bringing contemporary art to the Arts District.
Mexico City comes to Los Angeles – A review of Tintorera
Tintorera marks the first Los Angeles restaurant for Mexico City chef Maycoll Calderon, the man behind a Roma Norte favorite, Huset.
Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival lineup announced
Tyler, the Creator lines up Solange, Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi and more.
Summer Olympics come to LA in 2028
Save the date.
“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms” at The Broad gets a ticket release date
This exhibit is quite possibly the most Instagrammed in Los Angeles.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney kicks off at the Getty
A two-part exhibition lands at the Getty starting today that showcases some of the British artist’s most prominent work.
A nondescript warehouse is home to one of Los Angeles’ coolest art spaces
The 14th Factory has your 2001: A Space Odyssey replica and so much more.
Shopping Los Angeles like an A-list stylist
Stylists tell all in Booth Moore’s recent book release, Where the Stylists Shop: The Fashion Insider’s Ultimate Guide.
The LA Times Food Bowl is taking over the city in May
The month-long event will promote conversation on sustainability and hunger while also presenting memorable dining experiences.
Los Angeles in the Movies
A look at films that have captured all the good, the bad, and the ugly of Los Angeles.
Angel’s Flight is resurrected
Mark your calendars for Labor Day 2017.
TCM Classic Film Festival returns to The Hollywood Roosevelt this April
It’s a stellar lineup, being kicked off with a 50th anniversary screening of ‘In the Heat of the Night’.
The Hollywood Roosevelt elevates relaxation to an artform in stylish new spot
It’s more than a hotel. It’s a vibe.
Your essential Los Angeles podcasts
A round-up of podcasts to get you through that never-ending traffic.
Jason Rhoades’ radical oeuvre takes over Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
It’s the first exhibition of the artist’s works in Los Angeles, the city he lived and worked for the entirety of his career.
Daft Punk have opened a pop-up store in West Hollywood
Your favorite robots brought all their helmets and more to Maxfield’s Gallery space for one week only.
Kismet brings bright Mideast-ish flavors to Los Feliz
Chefs Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson are the inspired minds behind LA’s hottest all-day eatery.
Blue Bottle opens for business at the Bradbury
Step into the historic Bradbury Building and enjoy one of the finest cups of coffee there is.
An artist who goes by Jesus Hands was behind the ‘Hollyweed’ prank
He wanted to make people “laugh out loud” and instead he’s been booked for misdemeanor trespassing.
Downtown Los Angeles: The Distillery District?
In stark contrast to the glitz of the Hollywood Roosevelt, Greenbar Craft Distillery is hidden down a dead-end side street in the often-overlooked pocket of downtown Los Angeles.
George Lucas chooses LA’s Exposition Park as the home of his new museum
The 1 billion dollar Lucas Museum of Narrative Art might just be one of the most important cultural and tourist additions to the city in recent decades.
When the Hollywood Roosevelt Hosted the First Oscars
The year is 1929 and the Hollywood Roosevelt is playing host to stars like Charlie Chaplin and Janet Gaynor for the first-ever Academy Awards.
These are the ‘Best Restaurants in America’ according to Eater
From strip malls to Michelin stars, get to know the 38 places that defined dining in 2016.
Emo Nite turns two
Get your Taking Back Sunday and side-parted bangs ready.
The Hidden Stars of the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Unlike the old saying about getting to Carnegie Hall, getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame takes more than just practice.
All work and no play makes this holiday party that much better
Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining hits the silver screen for Cinespia’s holiday celebration.
Dodgers lose, Chicago eats free
And the great hot dog feud of 2016 comes to a close.
Party Yoga Hits Los Angeles
The evening started with a set of Angelenos, spread out on mats, flowing through a 90-minute yoga practice. It ended with a rap trio screaming about “Hair Jesus.”
Art Deco: reliving LA’s storied past
With their often emerald green facades, puzzles of acutely angled shapes, and starbursts of gold or platinum, the buildings that sprung up during the Jazz Age-era of Art Deco architecture are synonymous with Old Hollywood.
See film noir classics at DTLA’s Union Station
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority and The Film Noir Foundation have teamed up to offer free screenings of iconic noir films in an ideal setting: the historic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.
Doug Aitken: Electric Earth opens at MOCA
It’s the first North American museum survey of Aitken’s category-defying career, spanning nearly two decades.
Los Angeles like you’ve never seen
Rare archival footage of Los Angeles will screen this weekend at the Central Library Downtown.
Overheard in LA
You can’t make this stuff up.
Iconic Hollywood record store Amoeba Music has been sold
Damn the man! Save Amoeba!
The best places to eat near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
For Rams fans who don’t want to load up on typical sports fare.