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In the Balance

In the Balance

Publication - The Key Magazine

How Annabeth Gish maintains harmony between family and fame. The same year that actress Annabeth Gish arrived at Duke University as a ... read more

Finding Harmony

Finding Harmony

Publication - The Key Magazine

How Kirstin Maldonado’s dream of becoming a Disney princess led to the founding of Grammy-winning a capella group Pentatonix. ... read more

Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Publication - The Key Magazine

How Nyakio Kamoche Grieco uncovered the screts of women with the most beautiful skin in the world. When I meet Greico in July at a cafe read more

The Accidental Chemist

The Accidental Chemist

Publication - The Key Magazine

How UCSD chemistry Professor Susan Serota Taylor made—and continues to make—her mark on science. The walls in the office of chemist ... read more

Still ‘Dancing’

Still ‘Dancing’

Publication - Backstage

Writer-producer Eleanor Bergstein prefers to be introduced by her trials rather than her triumphs. At conferences for aspiring ... read more

The plant-powered rock star

The plant-powered rock star

Publication - Alive

Gojira’s Joe Duplantier talks salad, Metallica and revolution. When musician Joe Duplantier—the guitarist and lead singer of the metal ... read more

Q&A: Larry King on the power of dance

Q&A: Larry King on the power of dance

Publication - Los Angeles Times

The former CNN host is promoting heart health through dance. He has teamed with Nigel Lythgoe of ‘So You Think You Can ... read more

You Won’t Believe It’s Not Beef

You Won’t Believe It’s Not Beef

Publication - Alive

Beef burgers without cows? It sounds like some genetic scientist’s futuristic fever dream. But get your grill at the ready—the future ... read more

Forget The Freezer

Forget The Freezer

Publication - Clean Plates

With ingredients this fresh, you won’t need it anyway How fresh is the Vietnamese cuisine at The District by Hannah An? Let’s put read more

Vegan Cheese, Please

Vegan Cheese, Please

Publication - Clean Plates

Los Angeles is having an artisanal vegan cheese movement—who knew? Five years ago, chef Youssef Fakhouri decided to sequester himself ... read more

Barneys Gets Fresh

Barneys Gets Fresh

Publication - Clean Plates

We love a good power lunch as much as anyone. But the tradition of brokering deals over a gargantuan steak, basket of bread and a ... read more

Hyper Local

Hyper Local

Publication - Clean Plates

Make your Malibu Farm favorites at home with this luscious new cookbook. Hold onto your surfboard: Malibu is emerging as L.A.’s modern ... read more

Salads Go Glam

Salads Go Glam

Publication - Clean Plates

Greenleaf’s new Hollywood location As build-your-own salad places go, Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop (with locations in Beverly Hills read more

A Good Wrap

A Good Wrap

Publication - Clean Plates

Jeanne Chang isn’t your typical restaurateur. She’s got a degree in molecular biology and has been a practitioner of traditional ... read more

New Year, New Cleanse

New Year, New Cleanse

Publication - Clean Plates

Rather than go on a juice cleanse, keep your body nourished with a soup cleanse. We love organic, cold-pressed juice as much as anyone. read more

Minus The Meat

Minus The Meat

Publication - Clean Plates

If you’ve been to Beverly Hills’s Scratch Bar, you know that chef Phillip Frankland Lee is an unabashed carnivore, to the tune of ... read more

Slow your (breakfast) roll

Slow your (breakfast) roll

Publication - Clean Plates

Try planning for a more mindful morning. A smoothie downed while getting dressed. A nutrition bar thrown in your bag. A bottle of ... read more

You’re Golden

You’re Golden

Publication - Clean Plates

This time of year, it seems like everyone is clutching a hot cup of holiday cheer in latte form. The pumpkin spice latte is a ... read more

Fall’s Green Leaves

Fall’s Green Leaves

Publication - Clean Plates

Highs have dropped into the “chilly” 60s, so it’s officially autumn. Ready for some celtuce and a-choy? Huh? These fall greens may ... read more

5 New Coconut Products We Love

5 New Coconut Products We Love

Publication - Clean Plates

Can’t get enough of the coconut? Here are new food products that you’ll be nuts over. Just when you thought you’d run out ... read more

6 Ways to Love Lavender Even More

6 Ways to Love Lavender Even More

Publication - Clean Plates

A new trend is flowering—the purple plant provides not just health benefits but flavor to these foods. Ahhhh, lavender—this delicate ... read more

Decolonizing Your Diet

Decolonizing Your Diet

Publication - Clean Plates

Supercharge your guacamole and eat like a MesoAmerican with this plant-based Mexican cookbook. Chilled ceviche, cool guacamole, ... read more

Sqirl It Away

Sqirl It Away

Publication - Clean Plates

Sqirl restaurant, located at the edge of Los Angeles’s funky Silver Lake neighborhood, is a Clean Plates pick for good reason. The ... read more

Before Whole Foods, There Was Rainbow Grocery

Before Whole Foods, There Was Rainbow Grocery

Publication - Clean Plates

San Francisco’s first major organic and natural food store helped pioneer how we eat today. If you’re interested in knowing where read more

Parking Lot To Plate

Parking Lot To Plate

Publication - Alive

Driven by a love of local food, Square Roots is cultivating the future of urban farming. In the parking lot of an old factory in ... read more

Cold Rush

Cold Rush

Publication - Clean Plates

Our mom always told us that if we ate our veggies, we could have dessert. But what if we told you that if you ate dessert, you could ... read more

A Story in Black & White

A Story in Black & White

Publication - Southwest Airlines' Magazine

In the o ces of the Franchise Tax Board in San Francisco, my cousin Shirley Greenblatt was known for making waves. This was in the ... read more

Cartagena, Colombia: Gabriel García Márquez’s inspiration, the seaport mixes Old World and New

Cartagena, Colombia: Gabriel García Márquez’s inspiration, the seaport mixes Old World and New

Publication - Los Angeles Times

I paused on a steamy February afternoon in Cartagena’s Plaza Santo Domingo. In the square’s center, tourists dined on fresh read more

My Thirty-Something Teenage Pregnancy

My Thirty-Something Teenage Pregnancy

Publication - Narratively

We’d only been dating a few months on the night we threw caution (and condoms) to the wind. It was the kind of frigid winter night ... read more

Our man in Los Angeles

Our man in Los Angeles

Publication - Open Skies

When Uggie (the Jack Russell terrier that saved the day in the film The Artist) appeared onstage at the Academy Awards in February, it ... read more

Best burlesque acts in LA: The city’s top ten live shows

Best burlesque acts in LA: The city’s top ten live shows

Publication - Time Out

Since the neo-burlesque craze kicked off in the 1990s, the LA burlesque scene has grown into a crowded field of shows, with styles ... read more

Dancing to the smooth groove of urban ballroom

Dancing to the smooth groove of urban ballroom

Publication - Los Angeles Times

On Urban Ballroom Fridays, Inglewood is the place to be for sharply dressed, smooth-moving dancers of a certain age. It’s Friday ... read more

‘Kumpanía’ and festival spotlight Los Angeles’ flamenco scene

‘Kumpanía’ and festival spotlight Los Angeles’ flamenco scene

Publication - Los Angeles Times

In the recently completed documentary “Kumpanía: Flamenco Los Angeles,” narrator Bruce Bisenz opens the film by saying, ... read more

The Floor dance night swings into action in Hollywood

The Floor dance night swings into action in Hollywood

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Pros and amateurs alike get into the spirit at the King King, where the moves are all over the place. When a circle forms in the middle read more

Mod music, clothing make a comeback at area clubs

Mod music, clothing make a comeback at area clubs

Publication - Los Angeles Times

A younger generation is donning miniskirts and go-go boots and dancing to vintage Northern soul and Motown at Cafe Club Fais Do-Do and ... read more

Boogie Nights: Bachata is stepping into salsa’s territory

Boogie Nights: Bachata is stepping into salsa’s territory

Publication - Los Angeles Times

If the latter seems too complex and fast, this more slower, smoother dance from the Dominican Republic might be the thing. Bachata ... read more

Boogie Nights: ‘Silent disco’ is making itself heard

Boogie Nights: ‘Silent disco’ is making itself heard

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Instead of relying on the massive speaker systems found at most clubs, this newish trend has partygoers donning wireless headphones to ... read more

The hustle for a new generation

The hustle for a new generation

Publication - Los Angeles Times

The Double H Club in El Segundo has a night dedicated to the iconic dance. But instead of being an ode to the 1970s disco era, the ... read more

Boots scoot during Montana’s dance nights

Boots scoot during Montana’s dance nights

Publication - Los Angeles Times

The footwork is fancy but the cowboy hats don’t get rattled as couples hit the floor of this San Dimas club. “Cowboy Cha ... read more

Bootleg Dance Festival hopes to display dance as it has never been seen

Bootleg Dance Festival hopes to display dance as it has never been seen

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Seven groups have been commissioned to produce new works. Forward thinking is paramount. It sounds like a job for a robotics ... read more

Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival gives choreographers a spotlight

Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival gives choreographers a spotlight

Publication - Los Angeles Times

The competitive structure sets it apart from other festivals. Last spring, Los Angeles choreographer Terri Best was grappling with a ... read more

Dancing to the beat of another country

Dancing to the beat of another country

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Margit Edwards vividly remembers the exact moment she understood how to dance the samba. On a beach in Brazil — swept up in the power ... read more

Celebrate Dance at the Alex in Glendale

Celebrate Dance at the Alex in Glendale

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Jazz, contemporary, acrobatic and ballet comprise the program’s fifth year. In their aerial duet “Guiding Rings,” ... read more

Poor Dogs Dig For Theater’s Bones

Poor Dogs Dig For Theater’s Bones

Publication - Los Angeles Times

It sounds like the archetypal young actor’s plight, one repeated with every fresh arrival to Hollywood. “We’ve been ... read more

The future is NOW

The future is NOW

Publication - Los Angeles Times

REDCAT’s innovators show that . . . Performance artist Kristina Wong never imagined that living in her West L.A. apartment with ... read more

Moving stories, to the beat of the streets

Moving stories, to the beat of the streets

Publication - Los Angeles Times

HIP-HOP dancer Steven “Boogieman” Stanton never had to answer the question “So You Think You Can Dance?” Long ... read more

There’s something about women celebrating tap that just clicks

There’s something about women celebrating tap that just clicks

Publication - Los Angeles Times

STARTING Friday, four generations of female tap dancers will descend upon UCLA to celebrate their contributions to the historically ... read more

Local Expert: Rachel B. Levin

Local Expert: Rachel B. Levin

Publication - Travel + Leisure

Growing up in Orange County, I thought of Los Angeles like the Emerald City from The Wizard of Oz, a place that sparkled with magic. ... read more

10 Best Hotels in Los Angeles

10 Best Hotels in Los Angeles

Publication - Travel Channel

Los Angeles’ best hotels offer much more than just eye-catching décor, unique amenities and fabulous views. They open windows ... read more

14 Things to Do in LA

14 Things to Do in LA

Publication - Travel Channel

There’s so much more nature and culture here than just stars and sand! With these 14 under-the-radar activities, you can get a ... read more

A Weekend Passport To Los Angeles: Old Hollywood Glamour

A Weekend Passport To Los Angeles: Old Hollywood Glamour

Publication - Huffington Post

It may be hard to remember a time before round-the-clock TMZ and Perez. What with incessant updates on Lindsay’s latest court ... read more

Heliotrope-Melrose

Heliotrope-Melrose

Publication - Los Angeles Times

In the shadow of Los Angeles City College, the intersection of Heliotrope Drive and Melrose Avenue boasts a collegiate, counterculture ... read more

Hikes, the universe and everything else

Hikes, the universe and everything else

Publication - Los Angeles Times

A city of dualities, La Cañada Flintridge is home to both NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the pastoral Descanso Gardens, ... read more

A trip back in time, with cutting-edge and fun cuisine and a cache of antiques

A trip back in time, with cutting-edge and fun cuisine and a cache of antiques

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Cars make their way around the traffic circle at Orange Plaza in Historic Old Towne Orange. Many people still refer to the area as the ... read more

Neighborhoods: Boyle Heights

Neighborhoods: Boyle Heights

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Handmade tamales and mariachi tunes await. When the new Metro Gold Line extension rumbles into Boyle Heights this summer, it will bring read more

Equestrian and hiking trails, art and avocados

Equestrian and hiking trails, art and avocados

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Along the two-lane road that leads to rural Fallbrook, the cares of urban — and even suburban — life fall away. The rolling read more

NEIGHBORHOODS: Santa Monica

NEIGHBORHOODS: Santa Monica

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Dan George, left, and Ron Blake enjoy a Guinness at O’Brien’s Pub & Restaurant in Santa Monica. (Genaro Molina / Los ... read more

NEIGHBORHOODS: Little Ethiopia

NEIGHBORHOODS: Little Ethiopia

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Genet Agonafer, chef and owner of Meals by Genet, holds a plate of traditional Ethiopian food offered at her restaurant in Little ... read more

Neighborhoods: Leimert Park

Neighborhoods: Leimert Park

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Laura Mae Gross mans the door at her club Babe’s and Ricky’s Inn, which she’s run, she said, for 50 years. (Liz O. ... read more

Neighborhoods: Byzantine-Latino Quarter

Neighborhoods: Byzantine-Latino Quarter

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Father John Bakas basks in the splendor of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Byzantine-Latino quarter near downtown Los ... read more

A little bohemia hidden in the Valley

A little bohemia hidden in the Valley

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Tucked into the tree-lined flats of Studio City, Tujunga Village is a foil to the neighborhood’s main commercial artery, Ventura ... read more

It’s the soul of Orange County

It’s the soul of Orange County

Publication - Los Angeles Times

With historic buildings, an arts district and a lively street scene reflecting its thriving Latino population, Santa Ana has grown into read more

This show really has everything

This show really has everything

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Since its designation as a theater and arts district in 1992, North Hollywood, a.k.a. NoHo, has been the unofficial center of live ... read more

Where retro cool thrives in Burbank

Where retro cool thrives in Burbank

Publication - Los Angeles Times

ANTIQUE STORES and thrift shops rule Magnolia Boulevard — the main artery of Burbank’s Magnolia Park neighborhood — ... read more

Despite history, it’s no lemon

Despite history, it’s no lemon

Publication - Los Angeles Times

In Claremont — the college town at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains where thousands of acres of citrus groves once thrived ... read more

At Home in the World

At Home in the World

Publication - Singular

Travel the Globe without leaving Los Angeles You’re in a place where exotic smells wafts from sidewalk cafés. All around you, ... read more

These choreographers are jumping with joy

These choreographers are jumping with joy

Publication - Los Angeles Times

THE name “Four-Headed Dance II” may conjure images of mythological, fire-breathing monsters or the Hindu god Brahma. But ... read more

The Purple Passport to Los Angeles

The Purple Passport to Los Angeles

Publication - The Purple Passport

The Purple Passport to Los Angeles is part of the eBook guide series by The Purple Passport (www.thepurplepassport.com), which also ... read more

Clean Plates Los Angeles 2012: A Guide to the Healthiest, Tastiest, and Most Sustainable Restaurants for Vegetarians and Carnivores

Clean Plates Los Angeles 2012: A Guide to the Healthiest, Tastiest, and Most Sustainable Restaurants for Vegetarians and Carnivores

Publication - Craving Wellness

Too often, healthy eating is linked with images of sacrifice-a pile of sprouts, or a single pea resting on a plate. It can be difficult read more

The Purple Passport to New York City

The Purple Passport to New York City

Publication - The Purple Passport

The Purple Passport to New York City is part of the eBook guide series by The Purple Passport (http://www.thepurplepassport.com). ... read more

The Purple Passport to Palm Beach

The Purple Passport to Palm Beach

Publication - The Purple Passport

The Purple Passport to Palm Beach is part of the eBook guide series by The Purple Passport (www.thepurplepassport.com), which also ... read more