From the wonderful world of magazines...
Vogue loves Suzanne: Lucques chef Suzanne Goin gets star treatment from Sally Singer in the April issue of Vogue, as much for her style and slim bod as her cooking:
Really, ya think she's scrubbing kitchens?
Los Angeles: The April issue of Los Angeles, out now, has a Survivors Guide with advice on how handle anything from a mudslide to your sex tape going public. Margot Dougherty uses the tenth anniversary of "Access Hollywood" to look at entertainment journalism. Ariel Swartley on culinary pioneer Helen Evans Brown. Steve Erickson on Friends with Money. And I have a politics piece about Mayor Villaraigosa's move to take over the schools.
Tu Ciudad: The April-May issue, also out this week, is the magazine's first fashion issue, focusing on five local Latino designers: Louis Verdad, Anthony Franco, Juan Carlos Obando, Henry Duarte and Cynthia Vincent. Actor and new director Andy Garcia talks about revolutionary-era Cuba. Provocative cover line of the issue: Dark skin, better sex?
Los Angeles also picked up thirteen nominations for National City and Regional Magazine Association awards, including in general excellence. That is second only to the sixteen nominations for Texas Monthly.