Tag: Culture

Ms. Cranky Pants

The other night I attended a reading at Book Soup, an oasis of erudition located smack in the middle of the Sunset St…

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The Return Of Sweet Valley High

Did you grow up reading Sweet Valley High books? If so, prepare for a nostalgic thrill. Ten years after high school, …

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Book Club Snub

Dearest Ms. Annabel Manners,   What is the correct way to break up with one’s Book Club?   By way of background…

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Cagey Communication

Ever been in a situation like this? You dial someone’s phone number and think, “Please Lord, give me voic…

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Roman Holiday

Want to see Princess Grace’s wedding gown in person? Of course you do! If you’re lucky enough to be in Ro…

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Chrysalis Situation

MTV’s Jersey Shore is a hit, and suddenly the cast is everywhere. Dear readers, a radical transformation is tak…

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Culture Clash

First things first: I was so sorry to hear about Brittany Murphy, weren’t you? She’ll always be Tai to me…

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Comedy or Tragedy?

Hamlet is hot. Literally! Say hello to ladies’ man Jude Law, taking a sweaty bow after playing the titular prin…

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The Gracious Escape

Without question, the most gracious spot in all of Los Angeles is a hotel in Santa Monica called Shutters on the Beac…

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Instant Classics

Love Motown, old soul, or Carolina beach music? Meet Mayer Hawthorne, the man behind your new favorite record. This c…

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Weekend Dossier

Need something fun to do this weekend? I’m just bursting with haute ideas! You could always: Celebrate Julia Ch…

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Beach Music Basics

If you grew up in the southeast and you were raised right, chances are you’ve encountered Carolina Beach Music.…

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Town And Country

Do y’all read Town & Country? I get hand-me-down issues from my mother, a longtime subscriber who mails the…

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So-Cal Santa

Red cups at Starbucks. Baccarat chandeliers in Beverly Hills. Most of us haven’t even bought our Thanksgiving t…

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Gimme Moore

Good gracious, Mandy Moore looks FANTASTIC! Is it her impeccable LBD? That sleek haircut? A top-secret new trainer? W…

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Clueless. Anew!

I heard Alicia Silverstone is turning 32 this weekend. I think she should celebrate with a batch of cruelty-free cupc…

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What’s New, Pussycat?

Let me make one thing clear: unlike a lot of ambitious girls around here, I did not move to Los Angeles to become fam…

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