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Jonathan Gold cooks.; Credit: Anne Fishbein

How Jonathan Gold Fed One Writer's Soul (and Still Does)

Jonathan Gold's loss is vast for L.A., the writing and food communities at large, readers, eaters, longtime foodies and those who recently, over the last decade, got on board, and also for everyone who has ever lived, worked or visited in our city. He changed the landscape. He showed us how to explore, live, enjoy life; respect ingredients, kitchens, the people who make our food and the cultures they come from....

Lessons From a Santa Monica Food Line

It’s 4 o’clock on a Thursday afternoon in Santa Monica, and a 30-something woman named Hillary has just finished volunteering with HOPE (Helping Other People Eat), an organization that provides hot meals for the homeless twice a week. Today, she is bringing home HOPE’s dirty dishtowels, which she will wash......

After the Suicide: A Sorrow So Deep

Nick Shields is sitting in a well-worn chair at the window of his two-bedroom apartment on a sleepy West Hollywood block. The 65-year-old former off-off-Broadway actor has lived here for 25 years. During that time he has had many roommates, most recently his wife of six years, Lisa Shields, née......

Aaron Espinoza

The fourth annual Sarajevo Film Festival kicked off on August 21 at its largest venue, a 2,500-seat open-air theater, with a screening of Armageddon. Sitting in the cool air of the summer evening among the enthusiastic capacity crowd, a few first-time visitors to Sarajevo felt uneasy watching major urban centers......

Bingo Was His Name

Sarah Dale is sitting in the window of the Silver Lake boutique Pull My Daisy, which she has owned for seven years. She looks tired and has been crying. It’s been just two days since her dachshund/soul mate, Bingo, died on Sunday, March 30, after being hit by a car......

Style and the City

BETH JONES IS STRUTTING DOWN the sidewalk in her platform shoes. Her arms and hips sway. Stopping at a crosswalk along Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, the 27-year-old looks both ways and adjusts her dyed blond bangs, which hang like a starlet's over her white vintage Jackie O's. You can......

The Wire's Lance Reddick: He Might Have Been Bubbles

It's pouring rain in Los Angeles on a Thursday night as the writers' strike continues on; flash-flood warnings and power-outage reports are being broadcast over radios and televisions throughout the city. As cars skid through puddles and the wind blows through palm trees, Rocket Video on La Brea is hosting......