[star gazing] Starry, Starry, February Nights

The planet Venus is the brightest astronomical object after the Sun and Moon. In February, it shines brightly above the west-southwest horizon after sunset. Venus, Mars and the slender crescent moon huddle close together...

[restaurant review] Mamma Keeps the Pasta Tradition Alive

[restaurant review] Mamma Keeps the Pasta Tradition Alive

MELROSE AVENUE—At Osteria Mamma, there is an actual mamma in the kitchen—owner Filippo Cortivo’s mom Loredana who started her career making her famous pasta a few blocks east at Osteria La Buca. When La...

[creatively inclined] Clothes That Make the Man and the Movie Hollywood Costume at the Wilshire May Company Building

[creatively inclined] Clothes That Make the Man and the Movie Hollywood Costume at the Wilshire May Company Building

MID WILSHIRE—How movie costumes help make characters come alive on screen is artfully detailed via Hollywood Costume. Now through March 2nd, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is saluting costume design and...

Hollyhock House Partied All Night For Valentine’s Day

EAST HOLLYWOOD–Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, joined by City Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and Tom LaBonge and Linda Dishman–executive director of the Los Angeles Conservancy–reintroduced the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house to nearly 600 guests guests on a...