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The SEXY Swan Takes

Mila Flight


Week of March 13, 2011


BRODOVITCH First Modern Art Director



Dance with

Darian Clark






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Melody Lark


Lauren Guzzetta ART DIRECTOR

Gia Nesbit


Karen Hill


Linda Kao


Vanessa Pallen


Dominic Talarico SOCIAL MEDIA

Kristy Naccarato EDITOR-AT-LARGE

Josh Allen


Alison Busch PUBLISHER

Jennifer Villasenor SALES ASSOCIATE

Ashley Haag


Dean Bradley PUBLISHER


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Moderate consumption of red wine each day can result in a healthier life. There is a growing body of scientific research that indicates the polyphenols found in red wines may offer significant antioxidant protection. This translates to chemicals found in red wines, have the potential to overcome free radicals that are bound and determined to cause cellular damage, which is a root cause of various forms of cancer and heart disease. While at least half of the benefits associated with wine consumption appear to be derived from the alcohol itself (conversely, alcohol, when abused, is the only component of wine that adversely affects health), there are other components of wine that contribute to the same benefits, but they are more complex and variable, and less precisely defined. Alcohol’s health benefits chiefly favor the cardiovascular system, and are dramatically reflected in reduced risks of atherosclerotic heart attacks, ischemic strokes and limb amputations due to compromised blood supply. Scientific views on the healthful effects of wine’s other compounds are not as unanimous, however, but are under increased scrutiny. We are just beginning to peel back the layers of understanding.

Most intriguing are the poly-phenolic flavonoids, which can be referred to as antioxidants, according to their most attractive function. Found in grapes, chiefly the skins, their concentrations tend to be higher in red wines (when skins are included in fermentation) than white (when skins are culled). Their functions in the vine are only partially known, antifungal for one. These antioxidants are less available in other alcoholic beverages. Among the best known, and most biologically active, are resveratrol, quercetin and the catechins. These are not exclusive to grapes, although grapes are richly endowed with them. They are also found in allium vegetables (onions, leeks, garlic, shallots), broccoli, spinach, blueberries, strawberries, tea and chocolate. There was doubt about whether antioxidants could be absorbed when ingested as foods and whether they were biologically potent. The most current research has erased any doubt that the antioxidants remain vital when consumed this way. They appear to be even more active than the more renowned antioxidant vitamins A, C and E.

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to eat: to stay healthy

We are eating out more than ever. When dining out, it is easy to eat more calories and fat as well as food that is less healthy. Try these ideas for healthy dining-out. 1. No matter where you’re eating, practice eating small portions. Take half the entrée home orsplit the meal with your friend. Order an appetizer as a main course instead. 2. Skip parts of the meal you like less. Have an “I can eat that food any old time” approach. 3. Go to places where you can order healthy, lowfat meals. 4. Ask to substitute high fat items like french fries for a baked potato or side salad instead. Request items be made without butter or oil.

5. Eat a little less at noon to save for a special dinner later, but don’t skip meals. This can lead to eating too much. 6. Eat something 30 minutes before your meal to help be in better control of your choices. Eat a piece of fruit or have a glass of water with lemon. 7. Avoid buffets, and all-you-can-eat specials.

MENU CHOICES: • Breaded, batter-dipped, and tempura all mean fried food, which is heavy in fat. Look instead for lower fat, grilled, broiled and flame-cooked. Other good choices include entrees that are steamed, poached, roasted, or baked in their own juices. • Avoid croissants, biscuits, potpies, quiches, and pastries. Pick hard rolls, bread sticks (if not brushed with butter), french bread, or whole-wheat buns. • For sauces, stick to wine, or thinned, stock-based sauces. Avoid thick butter sauces, béarnaise, Mornay or sauces that sounds creamy. If you’re unsure, ask the waitstaff. • Choose salads made with rich dark greens like spinach and romaine rather than pale iceberg lettuce. • Order a baked potato instead of french fries or have a side salad, steamed vegetables or a cup of broth-based soup. • Skip the mayonnaise and special sauces and ask for extra lettuce, tomatoes, onions and mustard on sandwiches. • If ordering pizza, ask for extra vegetable toppings and forget the meats and extra cheese. • We often forget to count alcohol calories as part of our eating. It is very high in calories and can prevent us from making healthy food choices.

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Dancer, choreographer, and out-of-this-world personality Darian Clark is crazy. That’s his life motto. Don’t believe us? Read for yourself... By Eugene Gant



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lexey Brodovitch 1898 –April 15, 1971 was a Russian-born photographer, designer and instructor who is most famous for his art direction of fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar from 1938 to 1958. Alexey Brodovitch was born in Ogolitch, Russia to a wealthy family in 1898. His father, Cheslav Brodovitch, was a respected physician, psychiatrist and huntsman. His mother was an amateur painter. During the Russo-Japanese War, his family moved to Moscow where his father worked in a hospital for Japanese prisoners. Alexey was sent to study at the Prince Tenisheff School, a prestigious institution in St. Petersburg, with the intentions of eventually enrolling in the Imperial Art Academy. He had no formal training in art through his childhood, but often sketched noble profiles in the audience at concerts in the city. On nights and weekends away from the Ballets Russes, Brodovitch began sketching designs for textiles, china, and jewelry. By the time his work for the ballet had finished, he had already compiled an extensive portfolio of these side projects and was selling his designs to fashionable shops. He worked part-time doing layouts for Cahiers d’Art, an important art journal, and Arts et Métiers Graphiques, an influential design magazine. While working on layouts, Brodovitch was responsible for fitting together type, photographs, and illustrations on the pages of the magazines. He had the rare opportunity of having influence over the look of the magazine as there was no art director. He gained public recognition for his work in the commercial arts by winning first prize in a poster competition for an artists’ soiree called Le Bal Banal on March 24, 1924. The poster was exhibited on walls all over Montparnasse along with a drawing by Picasso, who took second place. He continued to gain recognition as an applied artist due to his success at the Paris International Exhibit of the Decorative Arts in 1925. He re-

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Alexey Brodovitch is known foremost for his work on the American fashion-magazine Harper’s bazaar.

ceived f i v e medals: three gold medals for kiosk design and jewelry, two silver medals for fabrics, and the top award for the Beck Fils pavilion “Amour de l’Art.” After these wins, Brodovitch’s career as an applied artist took off. In 1928 he was hired by Athélia, the design studio of the Parisian department store Aux Trois Quartiers, to design and illustrate catalogues and advertisements for their luxury men’s boutique, Madelios. Brodovitch was aware that many of the customers were fairly traditional in their tastes, so he balanced out his modern designs with classical Greek references. Although employed full-time by Athélia, Brodovitch offered his service as a freelance designer on the side. He started his own studio, L’Atelier A.B. , where he produced posters for various clients, including Union Radio Paris and the Cunard shipping company. He was also commissioned by the Parisian publishing house La Pléiade to illustrate three books: Nouvelles by Alexander Pushkin, Contes Fantastiques by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Monsieur de Bougrelon by Jean Lorrain.


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“I was never raised to think that I was pretty... [my family] would point out personality traits versus what I look like, because inevitably, looks go, so it makes no difference.�


ynn Hirschberg: In Black Swan, you play the wild-child devil girl. You’re both seductive and scary. Had you danced before you took the part? Mila Kunis: I had never danced in my life. I trained for four months, seven days a week, five hours a day. I had one day off on my birthday. I lost 20 pounds. I tore a ligament. I dislocated my shoulder. I have two scars on my back. And it was worth every minute. But I will never dance again. I’m a strong believer in mind over matter, but I didn’t fully understand what that meant until this production. I was like, Well—I wear heels; I can do this. I was wrong: Christian Louboutins are uncomfortable, but I screamed the first time I put on a pointe shoe. You have previously been known for comedy. Do you think it’s difficult for women to be considered both beautiful and funny in Hollywood? I was never raised to think that I was pretty. It’s not that I was raised to think I was unattractive, but it was just never something that was pointed out to me by my family. They would point out per-

sonality traits—“Our daughter is really quirky”—versus what I look like, because inevitably, looks go, so it makes no difference. Your family is Ukrainian. How old were you when you moved to America? I was seven and a half when we moved to the States. We came straight to Los Angeles. What was the first thing you remember seeing of America? A black man. It was at the American embassy [in Moscow], and all I had known were Caucasian people with blond hair, brunette hair, and sometimes red hair. You’re never really taught about anything else. I think I was frightened. And the beautiful thing was, the man spoke Russian. He explained to me that there are people in this world who are of different color. Being seven and a half, I asked him, “Does that mean there are purple people in this world?” Shortly after arriving in L.A., you began acting. Did you always long to be an actress? No. I started acting when I was

nine as a hobby because it was fun, and it allowed me to get out of school. The first thing I did was a Barbie commercial, and I got to keep the Barbie. That’s all a kid wants. From nine to 14, I did close to 15 commercials, and I guest starred on just about every television show. I was on Baywatch twice. The second time, I played a blind girl who’s lost in the forest next to the beach and needs to be saved. It was absurd: There’s a fire, I get saved, and then I go boogieboarding. I remember thinking, Well, if I’m blind, how am I boogieboarding? No one ever gave me an answer. Was there a moment when you decided to be more discerning and selective in your roles? I didn’t really think of acting as a career. I’m the first person in my family to not be a college graduate. I always associate careers with college diplomas. When I was 22, my contract with That ’70s Show ended, and I had to make a conscious decision about what I wanted to do with my life. During the show, I had attempted to go to college, but I realized that the traffic in L.A. made it too difficult

for me to go to school at 6 a.m. and be back at work at 10 a.m. I asked my parents if it was okay if I dropped out. They said okay, you can defer until after your contract with That ’70s Show ends. And then it ended. I realized for the first time that I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. So I had to make acting a career—to make smart choices instead of choices made for fun. When you watch your performance in Black Swan, do you find it strange—as if it was another life, another person? Before I started, I couldn’t even lift my arm properly. I literally had no posture, so, yeah, the first time I saw the movie, my jaw dropped. I was like, Oh, my God—I don’t suck. And it’s great that the performance has been captured on film, because I will never put on those pointe shoes again.

By Lynn Hirschberg Photographs by Craig McDean Styled by Alex White

The Park in the Center of the City By Hector Melendez

Pershing Square is a public park in downtown Los Angeles, California. The park is exactly one square block in size, bounded by 5th Street to the north, 6th Street to the south, Hill Street to the east, and Olive Street to the west. There is a large fountain located in the southern half of the square.

In the 1850s, the location was used as a camp by settlers outside of the Pueblo de Los Angeles, which was to the northeast around the La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles church, the plaza, and present day Olvera Street. 1850s surveyors drew the site as 10 individual plots of land, but in practicality it was a single 5-acre (20,000 m2) parcel. Canals distributing water from the Zanja Madre were adjacent.

In 1866 the park site’s block of plots was dedicated as a public public square by California and new Mayor Cristobal Aguilar, and was first called La Plaza Abaja, or “The Lower Plaza.” At some point the owner of a nearby beergarden, German immigrant George “Roundhouse” Lehman, planted small native Monterey cypress trees, fruit trees, and flowering shrubs around the park, and maintained them until his death in 1882. In 1867, St. Vincent’s College, present

First laid out as a park more than a century ago, Pershing Square has hosted political protests and celebrations of civic pride going back to the time of the Spanish-American War.

day Loyola Marymount University, located across the street, and the park informally became called St. Vincent’s Park. In 1870, it was officially renamed Los Angeles Park. In 1886 it was renamed 6th Street Park, and redesigned with an “official park plan” by Frederick Eaton, later the mayor. In the early 1890s it was renamed Central Park, which it was called for decades. During this period a bandstand pavilion was added for concerts and orators. The plantings

became sub-tropically lush, and the park became a shady oasis and an outdoor destination for the city. In 1894 the park was first used as the staging area for the annual crowning of the queen of ‘La Fiesta de Los Angeles,’ an event which continues now as ‘Fiesta Broadway.’ A monument to California’s 20 Spanish-American War dead was erected in 1900; it is allegedly modeled after a Spanish-American War veteran, 7th California Infantry

volunteer Charlie Hammond of San Francisco, and is believed to be the oldest work of public art in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Council declared it a historic-cultural monument in 1990. In 1910 the park was renovated under a design by John Parkinson, who would later design Los Angeles City Hall and Union Station. Parkinson’s design featured a three-tier fountain sculpted by Johan Caspar Lachne Gruenfeld, braced by four life-size concrete cherubs supporting a vase of cascading water. In November 1918, a week after Armistice Day ended World War I, the park was renamed Pershing Square, in honor of Gen.

John Joseph “Black Jack” Pershing; however a plaque was not added in his honor for over four decades. In the 1920-30s tropical plants were added to the park. In 1924, a life-size bronze of a World War I doughboy, sculpted by Humberton Pedretti, was unveiled, flanked by old cannons. In 1935, a bronze cannon from the USS Constitution was added. In 1932, a statue of Ludwig van Beethoven was added to honor William Andrews Clark, Jr., founder of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, whose home Hazard’s Pavilion was located adjacent to the park (where the planned Park Fifth Towers are to

be located). In 1992, the park was closed for a major $14.5-million redesign and renovation by architect—landscape architect Ricardo Legorreta of Mexico, and landscape architect Laurie Olin of the U.S. The new park opened in 1994 with: a 10-story purple bell tower, fountains, numerous public artworks including a walkway representing an earthquake fault line designed and executed by artist Barbara McCarren, a concert stage, a seasonal ice rink, and small plazas with seating. It is now predominantly paved expanses, with small areas of trees in raised planters.


* Pershing Square is featured in Downtown Los Angeles in the video game Midnight Club: Los Angeles. * Pershing Square was used as a model for the “Los Angeles” level in Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 video game. * It was here that Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez met Nathaniel Ayers in 2005. Their story inspired the film The Soloist. * Pershing Square was also featured in the 1994 action film, Speed. * Pershing Square was also featured in the 2010 action film, Takers.



The price of looking good may be higher than you think.


By Mercedes Cambridge III Photography by Dustin Middleford Styled by Amber Kelly

ou’ve been dying to try that new shampoo that’s supposed to make your hair thick, lush and shiny. You can’t wait to use that new exfoliating scrub because the label tells you that it’s going to make your skin soft and glowing. You love that new cologne; every time you wear it you get so many compliments on how great you smell! You love these products and how they make you look and feel, but did it ever occur to you that what you put on your hair or your skin could make you sick? Did you know these products contain chemicals, toxins and hormones that can cause anything from an unsightly rash to learning difficulties to birth defects and even cancer?

Harsh chemicals can cause loss of hair.

Toxins create a risk for skin cancer.

“Not only are these beauty products toxic for humans, they are toxic to the environment.�

Certain hormones can cause birth defects.

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