Originally from London, James Bartlett has been writing about the weird and wonderful side of L.A. since he arrived here in 2004. He has been published in over 100 magazines and newspapers, contributes to BBC radio and BBC online, and is the author of “Gourmet Ghosts – Los Angeles” and “Gourmet Ghosts 2,” murder/mystery/crime/ghost/food and drink guides to the city's bars, restaurants and hotels – they’re available on Amazon and at stores across town.
9 days ago | Crime
“Sorry, my brain’s fried right now,” says Scott Michaels, founder of Dearly Departed Tours and Museum. He’s sitting in the museum's new, larger space across the street from Hollywood Forever Cemetery amid an eclectic selection of movie posters, Ho...
17 days ago | Culture
Standing outside his Miracle Mile office, veteran philatelist George W. Holschauer of the Colonial Stamp Company takes a puff of his ever-present pipe and talks about recent press coverage of the world’s most expensive stamp, the British Guiana on...
2 months ago | Art
According to Wende Museum curator Joes Segal, what Trump admires is Putin’s authoritarian streak.
4 months ago | Architecture & Design
When it opened in 1976, the Westin Bonaventure Hotel was a big deal; talking to a cab driver recently, she recalled how her father had taken the whole family to see the opening ceremony. The Bonaventure was designed by architect John C. Portman to...
5 months ago | Sculpture
An impromptu party at noon on Sunday will celebrate news that the Triforium, a futuristic, flashing, music-generating 1970s sculpture once called “the psychedelic nickelodeon,” can be “rediscovered and re-integrated” by the city that once mocked i...
5 months ago | First Look
A new Italian restaurant offers a very upscale version of surf and turf, along with Northern classics like risotto and carpaccio.