Rachel Heller Zaimont
4 months ago | A Considerable Town
The bell rings, and some 20 heads hunch over rows of glass-topped tables, eyes locked on the tiny metal balls ricocheting across numbered, color-coded boards. Green 4, red 2, blue 5 — the players race to connect the dots in a straight line. Within...
11 months ago | Books
Paul Crehan is welcoming guests at a backyard book release party for his new young-adult novel, The Secret of Alpine Valley, when the ape walks in. It's a mild June evening in the Westwood hills and Crehan's family, friends and colleagues from the...
1 year ago
On a Sunday afternoon, Tziporah Salamon has gathered a handful of students at Golyester Vintage Clothing on La Brea and set them loose among the racks of coats, capes and dresses. "Just take it all in," she instructs the group of mostly middl...
1 year ago | Art
Gil Garcetti steps up to the podium before a crowd of about 50 at the 2014 L.A. Art Show and opens with a self-deprecating quip. "I don't know if any of you remember me as district attorney, but I wasn't dressed like this, was I?" he says, gesturi...
2 years ago | Holidays
See also: *5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week *Our Calendar Section, Listing More Great Things to Do in L.A. Nothing says happy holidays to a nerd like a shelf full of vintage action figures in Santa caps. That's the sight that greets customer...
3 years ago | A Considerable Town
See also: *10 Best Arcades in L.A.Bathed in the glow of the flashing CRT screen, Jon "Jesus" Lemerand yanks his joystick back and slaps a button, letting loose a 2-D punch. A handful of onlookers hoots and claps. It's Friday night at Family Fun Ar...