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Turning the Tables
Carrie Storke Williams | January 31, 2014

Sam Fitch’s “when life gives you lemons” story goes something like this: After 20 years building some of SoCal’s largest commercial real estate projects—from apartment complexes to restaurants...

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Testing Their Mettle
William Lobdell | January 30, 2014

Olympic water polo silver medalist Jaime Komer’s personal motto is “Athlete at heart, yogi by practice, traveler by nature.” So it’s not a stretch that last year, she and her husband—former...

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Blues Brothers
Jerry Hicks | January 30, 2014

Joseph S. Lewis was the arts dean at Cal State Northridge when he started his own music album. Slow-forward 15 years. Now he’s dean of Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine, and he’s finally finished it. And, wow, is he...

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Heat of the Moment
Elina Fuhrman | January 29, 2014

“Close your eyes; relax; listen to your body and feel the rhythm,” my tango teacher, Camila Villamil, tells me as I try to master my first tango steps. I don’t know how to stop staring at my feet or worrying about my...

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Jamie Gwen | Photography by Melissa Valladares | January 29, 2014

I have two words for you: mole negro. If there was an Oscar for Best Sauce, and a James Beard Culinary Award for the Most Extraordinarily Sumptuous Pottage, chef Rick Bayless would win it. Twenty-nine ingredients...

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Tina Borgatta | January 29, 2014

Little Corona Beach

Sometimes you don’t realize just how big the ocean is until you—or in this case, other people—are in the middle of it. You can get...

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Party Girl
William Lobdell | January 29, 2014

The phone call went something like this: “Hi, this is the E! network. We’d like you to host our new show, Party On! Here are the job requirements: In the first season, you’ll have to fly to Hvar, Mykonos, Sardinia,...

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Nate Chapnick | January 28, 2014

For more than a century, Cadillac has been the standard-bearer for American automotive luxury. And with its new plug-in electric ELR, the Detroit manufacturer introduces what is perhaps the most enviable automotive amenity of all: The ability to go...

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Arresting Beauty
Andrew Myers | January 28, 2014

“Awesome!” exclaims blonde, honey-eyed actress Abbie Cornish, her enthusiasm and Aussie accent cutting through the low murmur carpeting the patio at the Chateau Marmont. The kudo is a callout to the 31-year-old’s...

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The Hit List: See, Hear, Do!
Kelsi Maree | January 23, 2014

1. Cirque Éloize in Cirkopolis
Experience the comic-book world in this phenomenal show Jan. 30-Feb. 1, which merges dreams with reality through a combination of eye-catching acrobatics, imagery...

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