Although newsstands have taken a hit during the Internet age, the legendary Centerfold International Newsstand on Fairfax Avenue is a cut above those that have survived, maintaining its high standards, with an extensive selection of fresh, undamaged papers from all over the world every day. You'll even find International Herald Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and scores of out-of-state and international papers. Walk a little farther inside, and you're greeted by a wide selection of trashy and sophisticated movie magazines, local and international music mags, English-langauge and foreign-language glossy fashion mags, car and truck mags, sports magazines, and, if you're into that kind of thing, gay and straight porn. Pick up a lottery ticket, some smokes, or a pack of gum. 716 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. (323) 651-4822.
—Patrick Range McDonald