CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Celebrating LAC’s cover star Oliver Stone for his fearless adaptation of Savages. Cheering on the Dodgers to victory, the LAC team: Lauren Prushan, Carolyn Scarbrough, Paige Lawler, Melinda Jagger, Valerie Robles, Alison Miller, Amy Vida, Elizabeth Moore, and Tiffany Carey. Indulging at the LAC-sponsored Taste of the Nation Los Angeles with Valley View Casino & Hotel’s Mike Tansley. Touring Howard Hughes’s original “Spruce Goose” hangar with The Hercules Campus development manager Milan Ratkovich.
In Colorado, where I was raised, the fall season represents the hush that precedes the quiet of winter. Not so in our fair city, where art, fashion, and entertainment spring anew each September. Struck by the beautiful view of Beverly Hills from our new offices on Wilshire Boulevard, I contemplate our own seasonal transitions as a magazine. In addition to our recent move, this issue marks the first under the guidance of our new editor-in-chief, Spencer Beck. We are thrilled to have such an extraordinary talent join our team. Welcome, Spencer!
This month we celebrate an event that in its second year has already become a perennial favorite, Art Platform—Los Angeles. Returning from September 27 to 30, Art Platform will showcase a highly curated selection of contemporary and modern art from distinguished galleries around the world at Santa Monica’s The Barker Hangar. An estimated 20,000 people will enjoy the show, and we hope you’ll join us, too! On its heels, the GiveLove foundation will, on September 28, hold its second annual fundraising soirée, hosted by cofounder Patricia Arquette along with Shanit Schwartz to benefit Haiti. Congratulations, ladies, on all of the wonderful work you’re doing to support this worthy cause.
And as the regular television season kicks into high gear, we anxiously await the much-buzzed-about debut of J.J. Abrams’s Revolution and celebrate our own iconic LA autumnal favorite, Showtime’s Californication, with this issue’s fabulous cover stars David Duchovny and Natascha McElhone. David will be on site to host one of our most anticipated events of the year, the Los Angeles Confidential Pre-Emmy Celebration at the fabulous London West Hollywood. Hope to see you there!
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photography by Todd Oren/Getty Images (Stone); Reza Allah-bakhshi (taste of the nation)
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.