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There’s Something About Ginnifer
Lesley McKenzie | April 26, 2011 Another role, another case of romance gone awry. But Ginnifer Goodwin, the Memphis-born actress who’s known for injecting a serious dose of darkness into her pixie charm, doesn’t seem to mind. This time...

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His-and-Hers Liquor
Eliza Krpoyan | April 25, 2011

News you can booze?
The mixology masters behind three new alkie halls have some spirited suggestions for what lads should order for both themselves and their lasses.




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Designer Verse
Elina Fuhrman | April 15, 2011

 In The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus (HarperCollins, $14), writer Sonya Sones explores the middle-aged anxieties of a modern L.A. woman, as seen through the eyes of Holly, who’s on the verge of her 50th birthday....

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Bottle Service
Lisa Cohen | April 8, 2011

Has this ever happened to you? You’re dining at a restaurant and discover your favorite new wine, but when you later try to find that bottle at the local wine store, nobody’s ever heard of it? A few restaurants around town have found a way to...

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Brew Kids on the Block
Shane Martin | April 1, 2011

Watch out, Intelligentsia. Downtown caffeine fiends are abuzz over the $18,000 Slayer espresso machine at CoffeeBar, the new java joint in the Historic Core from neighborhood microbrew barons Michael Leko and William Shamlian (Library...

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Culture Dub
Jeff Weiss | March 29, 2011 Rainbow Arabia sounds exactly how their name might imply—a kaleidoscopic wash of Technicolor rhythms shimmering (and shimmying) to a Middle Eastern beat. Like a West Coast analogue to M.I.A. or New York avant-popsters Gang Gang Dance, the Echo Park-based...

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Scream Queen
Sam Wasson | March 29, 2011 “I actually rent my childhood home from my mother,” says Alison Brie. “She’s my landlord, which is great because I’m constantly late with my rent checks.” For Brie, 27, who grew up in South Pasadena, Hollywood was always...

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Strong Suit
Caroline Cagney | March 25, 2011 In 2009, when Greg Lauren sat in his Hollywood art studio with a piece of crumpled canvas in his hands, he didn’t yet fully realize he was about to embark on a ready-to-wear line. Lauren’s namesake collection of men’s and women’s...

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Pig Love
Lisa Cohen | March 25, 2011

In Italy, porchetta is revered more as divine experience than as mere midday fare. Throughout parts of Abruzzo, Umbria and southern Tuscany, a hypnotic, aromatic trail will lead you to find a whole pork stuffed and rolled with fresh bunches of fennel, rosemary and...

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Reluctantly Royal
Elina Fuhrman | March 24, 2011 He’s seen me wince, double-checking my watch. “I’m always early,” announces the ever-observant Paul Bettany, saying it almost regally, as though granting me a pardon. The actor has just finished his tempeh bacon California...

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Fatherly Instincts
Brad A. Johnson | March 24, 2011 The “chicken pops” are beautiful little things—a Southeast Asian play on buffalo wings. Two bowls arrive at the table. One is heaped with the drumettes, darkly caramelized and glistening, each tiny piece artfully frenched....

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Shop Talk
Erin Magner | March 18, 2011

Move over, Tiffany turquoise—there’s a new blue bag that’s attaining cult status among Rodeo Drive shoppers. Lanvin (and its signature shade of cerulean) recently planted its flag on the street, joining a contingent of U.S. boutiques...

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