Los Angeles Magazine contributor Jesse Katz spent five months sorting out the story of how Puig was taken to Mexico and held by smugglers, and the deal that committed 20 percent of his future earnings to a small-time Miami crook.
Los Angeles Magazine is posting the full video this week of a breakfast session with Mayor Eric Garcetti held last week at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel. He chats in the free-flowing interview with editor Mary Melton.
This perhaps bears repeating: The Hollywood Reporter is up for a general excellence award in the most prestigious magazine competition in the country. So is Pacific Standard.
Bryant says he's fairly certain he will retire as a player when his contract expires in the summer of 2016.
Just when it seems from consuming any media that LA has abandoned its automobile ways — but in actuality hasn't — Los Angeles Magazine decides to zig where the others zag.
Plenty of stars show up on the cover of Vanity Fair despite Gwyneth Paltrow's ask that her friends shun the magazine. Editor Graydon Carter addresses the whole Paltrow saga in his editor's letter.
The California Sunday Magazine will exist in several digital formats and be delivered on dead trees in the Los Angeles Times and other papers. It's coming out of the Bay Area — and they are hiring.
New York Magazine has been slowly tapering back from being a true weekly, putting out just 42 issues this year. But in March they make it official.
Los Angeles Magazine says in the new issue that Miguel Contreras, the labor leader who died in 2005, was having an extra-marital affair with a state senator for nine years.
Vanity Fair works some fun biographical facts into its November issue. Included are details on how he maintains his haircut, his Navy aviator roots and what he drives — and what time he gets to work.
Shopping center developer Rick Caruso told Los Angeles magazine that he was all set to run for mayor last year until his family hesitated. No longer a Republican, he says he still may run someday and he hopes that Eric Garcetti is bold enough to risk his job every day.
Jay Roberts describes for the first time his motel room encounter with Randy Kraft, who is now on Death Row. But is is true? Orange Coast Magazine's editor took steps to find out.
With the Dodgers heading to the playoffs, the former City Council member who helped get them to LA gets an award. Garcetti chief of staff Ana Guerrero is also dubbed one of ten LA women of the year. Here's the list.
Dolores Greer died at age 81 on the same day that reporter Bob Pool interviewed an autograph collector who was trying to find her. She was a busy fashion model in 1960 Los Angeles.
SoCal is well represented, as usual, in ESPN The Magazine's annual Body Issue celebrating the fact that the editors got a bunch of gorgeous-bodied athletes to strip naked — again. The LA royalty of the nudes is Olympic champion and mother of three Kerri Walsh Jennings, who used the promotional buzz to announce her comeback with a new partner.
In the current issue of Boom, Lynell George explores the civic and online phenomenon that is Hidden LA. Plus some observations about Boom, the journal from UC Press that wants to be the California magazine we never had.
Giselle Fernandez's latest Big Shots video interview for Los Angeles magazine is with Eddie (Piolin) Sotelo. The L.A.-based Univision Radio personality talks about the state of the Latino population in Los Angeles and the U.S.
A long piece called Access Hollywood in the current Mother Jones examines Jeffrey Katzenberg as the latest deep-pockets kingmaker in American politics. The story starts with Katzenberg being wooed by Paul Begala and three other Democratic operatives in a private dining room in Beverly Hills. He goes on to give or raise $30 million for President Obama's reelection.
Former news anchor Giselle Fernandez kicks off "Big Shots" on the magazine's CityThink website with the Mexican mogul. The series will feature influential business people and leaders.
The women's magazine thinks that Greuel's first politics mentor was Tom Brady, but gets to the bottom of her preferred "go-to look."
The National Magazine Award for Los Angeles last night came in the personal service category. The Naked Truth About the Future of Your Face and Body, a package on plastic surgery and the industry, was edited by Nancy Miller and ran in the October 2012 issue.
Randy Kraft was arrested almost 30 years ago with the body of his latest victim in the front seat of his car, and photos of many other victims under the Toyota's floormat. The computer programmer was convicted of 16 murders and linked to 65 others. He's still languishing at San Quentin, now 68 years old.
Ed Leibowitz wrote the 2009 cover story for Los Angeles Magazine that pronounced Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa mostly a failure at the end of his first term. The cover image went a long way toward turning the mayor's media treatment at the time.
How's this for strange: Michael Kurcfeld was checking out an exhibition on imaginary languages in the Pompidou Museum in Paris recently when he came across a story he wrote in 1979 for the long-dead Los Angeles mag Wet: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing.
Forget about the plan to have Meredith Corp. take over People and other lifestyle titles, with Time Warner keeping Time, Fortune, Money, and SI.
Not all rich people are alike when it comes to telling the world exactly how much they are worth. Some spin off their holdings and conduct business under different names in order to avoid getting on the Forbes rich list, some are indifferent to the notoriety, and some, like Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, are obsessed with being ranked as high up as possible.
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