Pairings: Alma’s Ari Taymor and Bludo’s Jason Bernstein

If Los Angeles really is the most “important place to eat in America right now” as food critic Ruth Reichl recently declared, then 26-year old Ari Taymor of Alma and Jason Bernstein of Golden State and Bludsos are a pair of Young Turks on the scene. Both have been racking up rave reviews in the local and national press culminating in Bon…

When Seeking Inspiration, This Artist Turns To Tinder

This article is part of an ongoing content partnership between Neon Tommy and L.A. Currents. Tramp Stamps. Tinder profiles. Barbie’s genitalia. For the artist Allie Pohl, inspiration is just a sexual taboo away. Adorning Pohl’s Venice Beach apartment are life-size porcelain molds of the lower torso of the world’s most famous blonde, painted bright metallic pink. They’re part of a…

Turning (A Fashionable) Closet Into Cash

Walk In My Closet’s Ambre DahanPhoto by Blanca Azcarraga Stepping into the West Hollywood flagship office of the recently launched Walk in my Closet website, the operation appears as efficient as it is très chic. Racks of designer dresses are being evaluated and priced. Neatly arranged shoes await their photo opp. White closets are teeming with items…

How Los Angeles Became The Capital of Extreme Foodies

This article is part of an ongoing content partnership between Neon Tommy and L.A. Currents. After reading Dana Goodyear’s new book it becomes clear that it is getting harder and harder to accurately call yourself an ‘adventurous eater.’ Stink bugs, pig ears, insect larvae, ox penis and dinners where marijuana is the central ingredient are becoming de…

For Some, The Light of James Turrell Never Goes Out

‘Google’ reviews of “James Turrell: A Retrospective” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and you will come across a range of descriptors that could easily have been borrowed from a write-up of a 1960’s psychedelic rock show. Words like “rapturous,” “disorienting,” “overpowering,” and “devoid of boundaries” have all been employed.  The Turrell exhibition, which celebrates…

In The Palisades The Post Gets Pillaged

In the weeks following his purchase of the Palisadian-Post Alan Smolinisky said all the right things to all the right people.  He told the paper’s long-time publisher that he wanted to maintain consistency and that other than financial support, he would not be involving himself in the weekly publication’s day-to-day activities. He told the paper’s…

Justine Bateman, Class of 2016

“Doesn’t anyone notice that filmed entertainment treats the iPad like a television monitor? Don’t you think that’s weird?”  It is weird, I suppose. But what’s weirder is that I’m having this conversation with one of the bigger “filmed entertainment” figures of my childhood — former Family Ties star Justine Bateman. “It’s a miracle of technology that you can touch…