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Issue 1: Hollywood

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      Take a break from the happy cacophony of Hollywood with the architectural equivalent of a juice cleanse. The Schindler House was designed by Vienna-born Rudolf M. Schindler, whose employer Frank Lloyd Wright inspired his modern design aesthetic. A flat concrete slab serves as the base for this imaginative duplex, which was intended to accommodate two young couples. With its open floor plan and relatively tight living quarters, it’s a marvel of a place (and it’s free to walk through on Fridays from 4pm to 6pm). Ponder whether you could share 3,500 square feet with three other people as you wander.

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      Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence.
      Photographs by Charley Gallay
       
      Harry Shum Jr. & Jack McBrayer.
       
      The Weinstein Company's SAG Awards After Party.
       
      Actors Jared Harris and Damian Lewis.
    • Regen Projects at night.
      Regen Projects at night.
      Photograph by Anne Fishbein

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      Fans of art and architecture alike will flip for this unique gallery, a former post-production studio with a 4,000-square-foot gallery space. President Shaun Caley Regen recently expanded to this new location, and it’s proof of just how much of a contender Los Angeles is for the title of top art city in the nation. Regen helped launch Matthew Barney’s career back in 1991, and since then has been a champion of artists such as Anish Kapoor, Catherine Opie, Doug Aitken and Raymond Pettibon—the sort of work you can expect to see here. Don’t miss the roof sculpture deck, which has a great view and wonderful light.

    • Photograph by Rachel Jackson
      Photograph by Rachel Jackson
      Cinespia

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      Make like a local if you’re here on a Saturday night in the summertime, and go watch a movie in a cemetery. Yes, really: buy a cheap blanket, pack a picnic and a bottle of wine—it’s allowed here—and watch flicks such as Manhattan, Blade Runner and Dirty Dancing, all screened on the back wall of a mausoleum. It’s a campy, social evening out, and so popular here you’ll want to buy tickets in advance and arrive early. This is Hollywood at its best.

    • Photograph by Anne Fishbein

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      A cluster of storied live music venues dot Hollywood, including The Roxy, The Viper Room and Troubadour. Each has its own distinct history and magic, but Troubadour has been knocking it out of the park on the indie-rock front, featuring acts including Built to Spill, Robyn Hitchcock, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down and Stereo Total. Take a look at all three venues’ calendars, and book in advance; these shows sell out quick!

    • Photograph by Frances Perez.

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      After you’ve eaten, drunk and shopped your way around Hollywood, take a few hours to center yourself again and appreciate California’s natural beauty. Runyon Canyon is a 160-acre park with what many call the best dog park in America, free daily yoga classes and plenty of trails to hike and picnic upon. Sunrise and sunset are the most beautiful times here, but any time is a good time to fall in love with the City of Angels.