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Reed Between the Lines
Kimberly Davis Tarne | October 20, 2011

Once again, expect Twi-Hards to go wild for Nikki Reed, who plays vampire Rosalie in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1, out this month. But there’s more to the 23-year-old actress than seductive...

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The Fresh Princes of Baldwin Hills
Gary Baum | October 20, 2011

When Ken Lombard—the highly regarded development exec who, with Magic Johnson, brought Starbucks stores to predominantly African-American neighborhoods in the ’90s—was looking for a true...

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Move Over, Caviar!
Lesley Balla | October 20, 2011

There’s no reason we need a bowl of chips and dip for lunch. But when it’s a heaping bowl of white and purple fingerling potato rounds—thick, crunchy and salted just enough—with an addictively rich cream studded with...

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Head of Estate
Beth Weitzman | October 20, 2011

It’s not hard to summon passion for Italy, a world-class destination steeped in art and history, brimming with delectable cuisine, savory wine and friendly people. If anything, it’s a little too easy. Naturally, the multimillion-dollar...

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Cosmic Girl
Andrew Myers | October 20, 2011

Kirsten Dunst was born geriatric. Not in terms of wrinkles or wattles, nor any kind of weariness or woebegone Weltschmerz. To the contrary: Physically the 29-year-old Manhattan-based actress is the incarnation of dewy freshness, Botticelli-like, fair of...

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Tight Plights, Big City
Gary Baum | October 17, 2011

Héctor Tobar, the veteran Los Angeles Times reporter and current columnist, knows Southern California. He knows its guard-gated communities of multimillion-dollar homes; its Byzantine and interconnected legal, political and...

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All the Buzz!
Alexis Johnson | October 7, 2011

Downtown's already-brimming artisanal bean scene—home to Groundwork, CoffeeBar, Urth Caffé and more—this month welcomes Handsome Coffee Roasters (582 Mateo St., L.A., 213.621.4194,...

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Scrap Heat!
Gary Baum | October 1, 2011

Salvage Bar & Lounge in downtown's Financial District is giving new meaning to getting trashed after dark. The several-weeks-old, 2,700-square-foot alkie hall is located on the ground floor of The Roosevelt Lofts building, which was erected...

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Tight Plights, Big City
Gary Baum | September 26, 2011

Héctor Tobar, the veteran Los Angeles Times reporter and current columnist, knows Southern California. He knows its guard-gated communities of multimillion-dollar homes; its Byzantine and interconnected legal, political and...

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Horton Hears a “Phew!”
Andrew Myers | September 26, 2011

Tony Horton has all the square-jawed normalcy of a leading-man superhero—which means he’s not normal at all. While the 53-year-old fitness and lifestyle muscle-whisperer might not (quite) be able to leap tall buildings in a...

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You Say Ceviche
Lesley Balla | September 26, 2011

I’m not a heart person. Beef heart, that is. I’ve tasted it a few times, and it’s always something I’m happy to have tried but for which I never feel the need to go back. At Picca, Ricardo Zarate’s corazón has...

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Epic India
Paul Rubio | September 26, 2011

India is a mind-boggling circus of opulence and intensity, cultural conundrums and otherworldly experiences. Throw some rare wildlife into the mix, an inspiring world wonder and some show-stopping palatial hotels, and prepare to embark on the journey of a...

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