Ah… the decade and the drama! Okay, the past 10 years in LA may not have been sheer perfection (the economy, stupid) but they’ve certainly been, well, dramatic. LA Confidential, which celebrates the big 10 this year, began its life as a celeb-packed insider’s not-so-little black book extolling all things “Hollywood.” We’ve upped the ante since those first glittering issues, becoming, in the process, the ultimate resource for the city’s players of all stripes… from artists and politicians to sports figures and philanthropists. Of course, we’ll never forget our movie stars. Herein, we humbly submit a few of our favorite celebrities and images from 2002–2012, as well as five power-packed “Top 10” cheat sheets (Arts, Fashion, Hollywood, Real Estate, Food) enumerating the highs (and, yes, some lows) that have made Los Angeles one of the most fascinating and changeable cities on the planet… this past decade or any. Chin-chin!

CULTURE SHOCK!
Arts Top 10: The LA art world goes global.

STYLE AND THE CITY
Fashion Top 10: The city gets down to business and dresses up!

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD! 
The Industry Top 10: The biggest game in town keeps the red carpet a-rolling.

BOOM TOWN
Real Estate Top 10: A city on steroids builds even more muscle.

CUISINE ART
Food Top 10: From cupcakes to Kogi, trends start right here!

COVER STARS AND QUOTES
Los Angeles Confidential's top 10 cover stars, and quotes from their interviews.

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