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The 38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants, Spring 2018

Los Angeles is the most amazing place to eat in America, thanks to an incredible variety of international cuisines and some of the most talented chefs in the world. LA’s perfect seasonal produce and access to ingredients makes it an ideal place for restaurants to thrive — but how do you know which …

10 Free L.A. Things to Do With Kids That Don't Suck for Grownups

View from the Getty Center<p>Timothy Norris<p><b>1. The Getty Center</b><br>More than just a world-renowned arts museum, the<p>Getty Center is an urban oasis perched …

Heterosexual women orgasm less than any other demographic when having sex, study says

A huge new study has found that heterosexual women have fewer orgasms during sex than any other demographic, and it’s notably fewer than heterosexual …

Sexuality

23 Must-Have Alexa Skills for Your Small Business

Amazon's Alexa and other digital assistants are changing the way we get information and control our smart homes. They are fundamentally altering the way in which we interact with our computing devices. We've only scratched the surface of what voice-activated intelligence can do and, thanks to the …

Valentine's Day Dinner Events at Los Angeles' Most Romantic Restaurants

<b>71Above</b><br>The sweeping view from the 71st floor of the US Bank Tower would be special enough, but 71Above screams romance in almost every way: the room, …

Ready to Get Out of Debt? Start with These 4 Things

Smart Debt Reduction Moves for Beginners<p>Updated February 15, 2017<p>Being in debt may not make you feel smart, but getting out of debt sure can. …

Gift Guide: Cool tech toys for the kid in your life

<b>By Bree Fowler,</b> <i>The Associated Press</i><p>NEW YORK — Looking for a cool tech gift for a kid in your life?<p>There’s no shortage of fun and fairly educational …

How Romantic Ideas Destroy Your Chance at Love

To fall in love with someone feels like such a personal and spontaneous process, it can sound strange—and even rather insulting—to suggest that …

9 Ways to Make Your Boyfriend Better at Oral Sex

Some guys need pointers. Especially guys who don't think they need pointers.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Grab his hair and guide him.</b> Pretend his hair is a steering wheel and you're driving his car-head straight to Pleasuretown, USA. Maybe don't actually think about that in the moment so much, but use it to guide him up and …

Lifestyle

The 25 Best Free iPhone Apps For Business

Make meetings actually useful. Brainstorm like a champ. Take the boredom out of busywork. And much more.<p>That little computer in your pocket has come a long way over the years, huh? Here are 25 incredibly useful apps that can help you run your business a whole lot smarter than ever before. And every …

10 Best Restaurants in Highland Park

Metro Balderas<p>A. Scattergood<p><b>10. Metro Balderas</b><br>One of the many beautiful things about Metro Balderas is that, though it's only been open for about …

Where to Eat in Atwater Village, From Breakfast to Last Call

<b>Proof</b><br>Few things in this world provide the sort of easy mood enhancement that an impeccable cortado and a startlingly perfect chocolate croissant or …

The Casties: Quartz’s awards for the best podcasts of 2015

The staggering growth of podcasts is great for those of us that love them.With all of these new options, it’s really tough to know which are actually worth listening to. There are great podcasts of many types: expertly produced narrative storytelling, short fiction, a couple of people chatting for …

Stream These Great 2015 Movies or Die Lonely and Out of the Loop

<i>Best of Enemies</i><p>Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures<p><b> <br>Best of Enemies</b> (Netflix)<br>"[Gore] Vidal and [William F.] Buckley hated one another long before ABC …

Where to Find the Finest Chinese Noodles in Los Angeles (VIDEO)

House Special Beef Noodle Soup, China Tasty<p>Jim Thurman<p><b>China Tasty</b><br>This is one of the few if only places in America where one can roll a few frames in …

6 stories you should read as you listen to ‘Serial’s’ Bowe Bergdahl season

Finally. After months of anticipation, season 2 of “Serial” dropped Thursday morning. The subject: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was captured by the Taliban and released last year through a prisoner swap.<p>Since then, he’s been charged with misbehavior before the enemy and desertion “in …

Bowe Bergdahl

Map: Where to Experience Classic Winter All Over Los Angeles - Curbed LA

In Los Angeles in 2015, we get our rain in a room at a museum and our snow at the mall—just the price we pay for living with the most beautiful weather in the US. Sure, there's a freak snow every once in a while, but mostly Los Angeles approaches winter the way it knows best: it makes it up. Here …

Feast your eyes on the top 10 YouTube videos of 2015

Tired of year-end top lists already? Too bad, because there will be a lot more of them before the year is done.<p>The latest list out is YouTube's top …

Top 10

Now that the holidays are underway, 8 places where you can celebrate in Southern California

If you think Thanksgiving was tough to plan, Friday may present a bigger challenge.<p>You have<p>Black Fridayshopping and sales, and #optoutside activities to consider. And it's the official kickoff to the Christmas/Hanukkah season too.<p>Holiday lights, ice-skating rinks, real reindeer and a 1,300-pound …

Ring's video doorbell let me banish unwanted visitors

If you live in a well-heeled apartment building it's likely that you have the use of a video intercom. People ring your bell and you can not only speak to them, but see them as well, which is useful for screening out folks you don't want to invite in. Ring's $199 smart doorbell offers a similar …

Home Security

A New Echo Park Bar Arcade Serves Asian Comfort Food Alongside Street Fighter

Arcade bars are all the retro rage right now, with every city in America claiming at least one place where you can get drunk and take down your …

Samsung refreshes multiroom line with 360-degree speakers

Samsung has replaced its Shape mulitroom speakers with a new range of 360-degree models.<p>Samsung has announced its new range of wireless multiroom speakers, with a new 360-degree design.<p>The range, which replaces the existing Shape series, starts with the $199 R1 and is followed by the $299 R3 and …

10 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles for Outdoor Dining

Chateau Marmont<p>Mark Fugarino/flickr<p><b>8. Chateau Marmont:</b><br>Believe the hype. Lounging on the vintage furniture arranged around Chateau Marmont's garden …

Never misplace your iPhone or keys again thanks to Motorola’s new Keylink

I don’t know about you, but the two things I always seem to misplace the most are my iPhone and a large set of keys. But Motorola is hoping to solve …

Cinder Edna

What Men Think About Sex vs. Reality

As a couples therapist, I see quite a great deal of miscommunication about sex between partners. And this is in the rare scenario where there is any communication at all. Generally, each partner thinks that the way they think about sex is obvious to the other, and nothing could be further from the …

Eggs, Bacon, and Brioche: LA's 10 Best Breakfasts

<i>by Bun Boy Eats LA, LA City Guide for the Menuism Blog photos by Bun Boy Eats LA</i><p>In the wee morning hours, Los Angeles offers many ways to gorge oneself: You can roll out of bed and stumble to your local nondescript corner restaurant for something involving eggs (Kings Road Cafe comes to mind), you …

5 Red Flags to Watch Out for on Airbnb

Airbnb makes it easy to find affordable places to stay in cities around the world.<p>But like any marketplace that depends on trust built over the …

30 Free Things to Do in L.A. Any Time

Mark David Christenson, left, and Ryan Hitchcock perform at the Clubhouse in improv team Street Lightning.<p>Kate Lane<p><b>29. Take in Some Indie Improv</b><p>The …

L.A. Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants 2013

Most of all: Is it the kind of place you tell newcomers about when trying to help them understand the essence of L.A.? Do you find yourself saying, …