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Experience all that the City of Angels has to offer as Laraine Herman reads you her selections from Los Angeles Magazine.

Current LA Magazine Articles
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
LA Magazine - Dec, 2019"The Last Days of Carrie Fisher" The actor-author-social satirist and Star Wars heroine had survived addiction, by polar disorders. Then the demons visited.Reader: Laraine Herman00:30:42
LA Magazine - Nov, 2019Reader questions answered about retro bars, Helms Bakery trucks and palm trees; Bob Baker Marionette Theater; Five to titans in L.A. CountyReader: Laraine Herman00:12:23
LA Magazine - Nov, 2019Thanksgiving Survival Guide: "Better than Mom's" and "Pies," by Heather Platt. The Art of Free Speech" by Steve Erickson.Reader: Laraine Herman00:14:20
LA Magazine - Nov, 2019"The Future of Fish" - Overharvesting and climate change may soon eliminate popular wild-caught species from stores and restaurants. Are biotechs the solution?Reader: Laraine Herman00:34:15
LA Magazine - Oct, 2019"Pride and Prejudice"-Before Gavin McInnes founded the Antifa-baiting Proud Boys, his disdain for PC culture helped turn Vice into a media colossus.Reader: Laraine Herman00:36:00
LA Magazine - Oct, 2019The Green Berets, by Eliyahu Kamisher. Legend of the Fall, by Hardeep Phull. Musical Chairs, by Jordan Riefe.Reader: Laraine Herman00:18:58
LA Magazine - Oct, 2019"Fun and Ghouls" ; Readers' questions answered about a vault in glass pavillion, construction in Griffith Park; "Shifting Gears" auto allure to fashionReader: Laraine Herman00:18:17
LA Magazine - Oct, 2019West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval; Take a walk on the other side with this DIY tour of haunted Hollywood; House of Pain; Pastry chefs reveal new life for Halloween sweetsReader: Laraine Herman00:17:09
LA Magazine - Oct, 2019"The #MeToo Mogul"-Attorney took Coca-Cola billionaire to court for sexual harassment; What is with the delayed IPO at William Morris Endeavor; Kanye West's ShelterReader: Laraine Herman00:18:35
LA Magazine - Sep, 2019"Nowhere to Run" - Frank Meza was a respected physician and, at 70, a record-setting marathon champ. But when internet sleuths accuse him of cheating, his life fell apart.Reader: Laraine Herman00:26:12
LA Magazine - Sep, 2019"Car Wars"-Furious residents are taking back their streets after years of L.A. officials allowing Waze and other traffic apps to hijack neighborhoods.Reader: Laraine Herman00:26:02
LA Magazine - Sep, 2019"A Taste of Two Cities"-When they open in L.A., NYC restaurants find they need more veggies, more spice. "Master of the Game" Handsome and charismatic, Carlos VelaReader: Laraine Herman00:21:01
LA Magazine - Sep, 2019"Blood Crystals"-Might be great for your aura, but buying them may be bad karma. "Donald Trump's Hollywood Hustle"-Years ago came to LA, did not go wellReader: Laraine Herman00:29:52
LA Magazine - Aug, 2019"Best of Los Angeles-Shop" - Details on where to buy everything from secondhand sneakers, vintage rugs, vitamins. Dodger gear, travel supplies and more!Reader: Laraine Herman00:19:29
LA Magazine - Aug, 2019As Dudamel celebrates his 10th triumphant year at the L.A. Philharmonic, some wonder if the symphony can hold onto its charismatic star. by Scott TimbergReader: Laraine Herman00:26:38
LA Magazine - Aug, 2019"Love At First Site" - Hyper-specialized dating apps and websites for everyone from left-handers, to Disney fans to Socialists. "Best of Los Angeles-Play"Reader: Laraine Herman00:22:00
LA Magazine - Aug, 2019"Hell on Wheels" Dirty disreputable tour buses have long plagued L.A's tony neighborhoods. "Best of Los Angeles-Eat"Reader: Laraine Herman00:22:07
LA Magazine - Jun, 2017LA Trivia; The newest venture from Father Boyle's Homeboy Industries. How West Hollywood became linked to the rise of LGBTQ community.Reader: Tom Weitzel00:22:37
LA Magazine - May, 2017A New House of Worship-the new museum founded by the Marciano brothers. The New Arrival Supper Club. Tom Gun Live, about spoofing Tom Cruise.Reader: Tom Weitzel00:13:34
LA Magazine - May, 2017All Eyes on the Next Flight-hobbyists who track planes at LAX. Real Estate and the Art of War; Ask Chris; The Plot to End HomelessnessReader: Tom Weitzel00:17:31
LA Magazine - Apr, 2017Drawing on Its Past-about a new work space in Santa Monica, a former Paper Mate Pen factory; With The Band-Megan Mullaly new musical projectReader: Tom Weitzel00:23:56
LA Magazine - Apr, 2017A Court of Their Own-The Japanese American Basketball League; Looking Past the Color Lines-Writing the history of African-American artists in LAReader: Tom Weitzel00:17:37
LA Magazine - Mar, 2017Presidential biopics; The New Wonder Bread, about a local baker; Now You See Me, exhibit on MOCA; Comedian Chris HardwickReader: Tom Weitzel00:21:55
LA Magazine - Mar, 2017Gunning for ESports Equality; Outsider Art's Inner Sanctum; Review of Michaels Restaurant in Santa Monica; Preview of restaurant will put pot in foodReader: Tom Weitzel00:18:38
LA Magazine - Feb, 2017Rats? In My House? Say It Ain't So, By Andra Richards Not In Their Backyard, By Gabriel Kahn about the Sherman Oaks Home Owners AssociationReader: Tom Weitzel00:28:22
LA Magazine - Feb, 2017Riding The Way-L.A.'s Silicon Beach, By Brandon R. Reynolds; Ask Chris, about local trivia, By Chris NicholsReader: Tom Weitzel00:33:47
LA Magazine - Jan, 2017Hard Times at The L.A. Times, Part 1, By Ed LeibowitzReader: Tom Weitzel00:51:17
LA Magazine - Dec, 2016The Platform Paradox, what to do with oil rigs off the coast; What is Art really Worth; A review of LA's new sky scraper restaurantReader: Tom Weitzel00:21:13
LA Magazine - Dec, 2016A Plot to Feed the Homeless; A Wealth of Experience- activist Antonio Hernandez; LA Triva; Banking on the Arts District; The Accidental CollectorReader: Tom Weitzel00:17:59
LA Magazine - Nov, 2016Cut! The Next Stage for Rejected Scripts, By Brandon B. Reynolds; The allure of cook books in the ear of the internet. By Patrick Kuh; Best Cookies in LAReader: Tom Weitzel00:20:17
LA Magazine - Nov, 2016Ask Chris-New Restaurants, By Chris Nichols; High Flying, By Josh Sherer; Lizzy Caplan talks with Marielle Wickham; Film review "Gimme Danger"Reader: Tom Weitzel00:19:01
LA Magazine - Oct, 2016How waves of Latino Immigration Turned a Purple State Blue; The Irresistible Draw of Assimilation; What Defines a Successful ImmigrantReader: Tom Weitzel00:22:02
LA Magazine - Oct, 2016Hungry Metropolis-a story about the Grand Central Market. By Jesse KatzReader: Tom Weitzel00:48:00
LA Magazine - Sep, 2016Roundup on best French Dip sandwich places; "Staff Writer", a profile of the L.A. Opera's new composer in residence; "Playing Host", with Seth MyersReader: Tom Weitzel00:15:02
LA Magazine - Sept, 2016Slow and Behold, about traffic and road construction; Banking On a Better Future-LA River and FOLAR; LA Trivia; Filmmaker Ava DuvernayReader: Tom Weitzel00:21:52
LA Magazine - Aug, 2016Skyline Drive-about the new DTLA complex "Metropolis"; Wise Guise-Bryan Cranston; Bottled Water-Nestle's use of Califonia WaterReader: Tom Weitzel00:24:17
LA Magazine - Aug, 2016Ask Chris, By Chris Nichols; LA Story, Sissy Spacek talks about early days in 70's LA; Speak Easy- Q&A; Conversation, US Olympic interviewReader: Tom Weitzel00:17:45
LA Magazine - Jul, 2016CityThink: About the $15 wage; L.A. Trivia; Joy Ride: the Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier. Eat: basics of upscale burgers; Summer playlistReader: Tom Weitzel00:25:19
LA Magazine - Jul, 2016"Who is the Real Eric Garcetti?" By Gabriel Kahn; The Buzz Column/LA Story "Diane Kruger", as told Marielle WakimReader: Tom Weitzel00:42:07
LA Magazine - Jun, 2016An interview of Don Rickles, by Paul Brownfield. The Dating Doc: the sociologist who helps run the dating app Tinder, by Fiona Ng.Reader: Tom Weitzel00:28:28
LA Magazine - Jun, 2016The Buzz column, "LA Story" Aaron Paul as told to Marielle Wikim, "Dynamic Duality"-voice actors and video games By Brandon R. ReynoldsReader: Tom Weitzel00:34:08
LA Magazine - May, 2016A Conversation with Maria Bamford ; "Firebrand" A review of Korean restaurant "Hanjip"; "Next Floor, Dystopia" film reviewReader: Tom Weitzel00:23:29
LA Magazine - May, 2016About the AQMD; "A Tradition of Scandals" about infamous sheriffs of Los Angeles; "Ask Chris" a Q&A about LA; Art Center of College of DesignReader: Tom Weitzel00:04:24
LA Magazine - Jan, 2016The new police commissoner, By Shayna Rose Arnold, The boom in hotels in L.A., By Matthew Segal, Whiskey and whiskey bars, By Ed LeibowitzReader: Tom Weitzel00:14:05
LA Magazine - Feb, 2016A conversation with Dr. David Agus related to health. By Mary Melton, DCFS-agencies that monitor and protect children. By Miles CorwinReader: Tom Weitzel00:41:03
LA Magazine - Jan, 2016Digging a tunnel under South Pasadena to connect the 710 and 210 freeways. Tourists from China coming to LA. An article about a famous photo shootReader: Tom Weitzel00:25:48
LA Magazine - Jan, 2015New Sixth Street Viaduct, A Talk with Linda Edelstein, Bleating Heart-story of a vegan cheese maker, The Iconoclast Next Door-Henry MillerReader: Tom Weitzel00:22:30
LA Magazine - Dec, 2015Ugly or Visionary-The new architecture in LA. Mr. Fix-it-city official Miguel Santanta, USC's water polo coach, The Warner Grand TheaterReader: Tom Weitzel00:23:49
LA Magazine - Dec, 2015LA on The Verge - a new park opens downtown, Ask Chris - Fun question and answer city trivia, What the Flux? - Angeleno reflects on cityReader: Tom Weitzel00:15:57
LA Magazine - Nov, 2015Profile of GM of the DWP, Q&A about LA, Charlotte Rae lists favorite Westwood haunts, A recommendation regarding ice rink at Pershing SquareReader: Tom Weitzel00:18:46
LA Magazine - Nov, 2015LA Story: The Buzz Column by Ed Leibowitz. Fast, Loose and Out of Control, by Elizabeth Turner. Above It All, by Eric MercadoReader: Tom Weitzel00:11:41
LA Magazine - Oct, 2015American Idol: An essay about Frank Sinatra & Billie Holiday, by Steve Erikson. 'The Dry Years to Come, Part 2 of 2, by Judith MerritReader: Tom Weitzel00:33:55
LA Magazine - Oct, 2015Fatal Attraction: Lure of the MacArthur Park Lake, by Jesse Katz. The Dry Years to Come, Part 1 of 2: The L.A. Drought, by Judith MerritReader: Tom Weitzel00:18:28
LA Magazine - Sep, 2015Ice Man: A profile of L.A. D.A. John Lewin, by Louise Farr. Neighborhood Watch: What it means to be neighbors today, by Susan BaskinReader: Tom Weitzel00:45:48
LA Magazine - Sep, 2015Mindy Kaling Edited by Shayna Rose Arnold. The Enchanted Forest: Clifton's Cafeteria Re-opens Downtown, by Lesley Barger SuterReader: Tom Weitzel00:32:36

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