Just the Ticket

Take an adventure with a few memorable men of summer.

Anthony Bourdain Remembered

By CNN | HarperCollins Publishers

This new book brings together memories and anecdotes from fans reminiscing about Bourdain’s enduring effect on their lives as well as comments from chefs, journalists, filmmakers, musicians and writers. Among the interviewees: Barack Obama, Eric Ripert, Jill Filipovic, Ken Burns, Questlove and José Andrés. The remembrances give us a glimpse of Bourdain’s dedication to travel and eating well (and widely), and his love of the written word.



By James Joyce | Dover Publication

Originally reviled as obscure and obscene, Joyce’s 100-year-old masterpiece stands as one of the great literary achievements of the 20th century. Loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey, the novel traces the paths of Leopold Bloom and other Dubliners through an ordinary summer day and night in 1904—a typical day transformed by Joyce’s narrative powers into an epic celebration of life.



In Theatres Now

This musical fantasy follows the fantastical transformation of shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. At the core of the drama: Elton’s struggles with drug addiction and his parents, who refused to accept his homosexuality. The movie is set to Elton John’s most beloved songs which are actually performed by star Taron Egerton. Rocketman also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner, Bernie Taupin.


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

In Theatres July 25

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story that takes place in LA in 1969, at the height of hippie Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a Western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in Hollywood, and Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor: Sharon Tate.


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Five Sweet Picks for Halloween

Going to a party? Bring a gift box from Studio City's Big Sugar Bakeshop that includes mini-cupcakes, bars, fudge and candied pretzels. Available in two sizes: $25 and $50. 12182 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818-508-5855 ​Need a custom cake at a reasonable price point? Porto's Bakery in Burbank and Glendale has cakes of all sizes with spooky designs, such as skull, spider, graveyard […]

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Sangria Recipes from Bow & Truss

Summer means sangria time—and it is just the perfect drink for a July 4th celebration. With that in mind, here are recipes for white and red sangria courtesy of Bow & Truss in North Hollywood. Each recipe makes one pitcher. Red Sangria 1 750ml bottle malbec ½ cup Spanish brandy ¼ cup pomegranate juice ¼ […]


Stroke of Luck

Gratitude for a near-death experience that extended one man’s life