Los Angeles: Field Guide

By Wildsam

Towering palms. Grand boulevards. Eternal summer. This dreamer's town comes sun-baked with a strong blend of frontier reinvention and far-west allure. 

"The sheer spread of L.A. makes it particularly easy to feel untethered to the whole. It’s up to individuals to seek the city, and that search creates their personal center." -ANN FRIEDMAN

LOCAL STORIES, TRAVEL INTEL AND MODERN LORE, INCLUDING:

  • The dozen L.A. albums to add to your vinyl collection

  • Our picks for best flea market, surf shop, denim supply and more

  • A screenwriting tutorial from the Chinatown script

  • Outdoor adventures, from sailing Catalina to the bridge to nowhere

  • Hollywood's history of destroying L.A. on the big screen

  • A timeline of Magic Johnson and the Showtime Lakers

  • The 1992 riots and how the Los Angeles Times won a Pulitzer Prize

  • An interview with beloved chef (and pizza maestro) Nancy Silverton

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