May issue of 'Los Angeles'


The cover of Los Angeles magazine this month is 25 Great Weekends. Cover lines to stories mention R.J. Smith's piece on how L.A. car culture bad boy Von Dutch became a pop culture brand ten years after his death, Richard Rushfield's guide to local Rat Pack haunts and Daniel Duane checking out a lion tracker in the Eastern Sierra. Inside, Margot Dougherty writes on designer Pamela Barish, Ariel Swartley remembers the 1940s noir novels of Dorothy B. Hughes, Steve Erickson parses the culture's fascination with "The Sopranos" and Patric Kuh reviews the menu and struggles of Blair's in Silver Lake. Also inside, I have a politics piece on city controller Laura Chick's new higher profile. None of it is up yet at the magazine's website.

More by Kevin Roderick:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
Recent Magazines stories on LA Observed:
Balboa Island has to decide if it believes in global warming
Q&A with Griffith Observatory curator Laura Danly
Campaign 2012: The view from over there
Los Angeles mag a finalist for two Ellies
Architecture critic Paul Goldberger jumps to Vanity Fair

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