Jonathan Kendall

Roy Choi at the Kogi Truck; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Roy Choi Leaves Koreatown

Chef Roy Choi, the man Anthony Bourdain once said “changed the world” with his innovative culinary concepts, is moving his food-and-beverage revolution to Las Vegas. On Friday Choi posted on his Instagram that he is leaving his post at the Line L.A. in Koreatown, where he oversaw the hotel’s bars, Pot Lobby and Commissary, and its coffee shop, Pot caFe....
Van Jazmin; Credit: Queer Biennial 2018

Queer Biennial 2018: Why Dark Matters Permeate Even Gay Utopian Art

The organizers of this year’s Queer Biennial have focused the art event around the highest aspirations imaginable, utopian hopes and visions. “The title of this year’s Queer Biennial is ‘What If Utopia,’” curator Ruben Esparza says. “I think it’s important to have something thematic that drives a point. … The artists have been creating something beautiful the world has never seen.”...
The Rev. Kelvin Sauls

Groups Seek Ballot Measure to Renovate Parker Center as Homeless Shelter

Dozens of people gathered in front of the Parker Center on Thursday morning, many holding blue posters emblazoned with a uniform message: L.A. Needs the Tom Bradley Center. Their call? Renovate the old police department, turn it into a complex that provides both affordable housing and a homeless shelter, and rename it to honor L.A.’s 38th mayor....
President Barack Obama

The Obamas Are Reaching for a Higher Ground With Netflix Production Deal

Unless you’ve been living under a rock — or have been lost in some WiFi-less, dark forest — then you’ve probably heard by now that Netflix announced Monday that the Obamas, both Michelle and Barack, have signed with the on-demand network to produce shows and films. For sure, it gives “Netflix and chill” more meaning than ever before....
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Firefighters Chow Down to Score Hydration Backpacks for LAFD Co-Workers

Eight firefighters — four from Station 17 and four from Station 9 — ate 37 Barn Burner burgers on Tuesday at Farmer Boys in DTLA. In doing so, they raised $3,700 for the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation. It’s a number that will go toward buying a potentially life-saving piece of equipment for many local firefighters....
Ceremony at Moby’s Little Pine bistro to announce L.A. as PETA's Most Vegan-Friendly City in U.S.; Credit: Courtesy PETA

L.A. Named PETA's Most Vegan-Friendly City In America

Los Angeles transcended its former reputation as being a notable vegan-friendly town among a laundry list of others. In an intimate gathering at Moby’s Silver Lake bistro, Little Pine, PETA officials crowned L.A. as the Most Vegan-Friendly City in the United States....
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