There Goes the Neighborhood

With tech’s footprint rapidly expanding, it’s raising property values as well as tensions. There’s the inevitable scrum between the old and the new. For one Venice local, though, it’s more complicated than that

The Sister and the Lifers

Father Greg Boyle famously reaches out to gangbangers. Few know Sister Mary Sean Hodges, but her ministry is just as critical—helping men sentenced to life terms reenter the world

The Rise of Silicon Beach

Ask investors, company heads, and other influentials what makes our tech sector special and they’ll sum it up this way: creativity

From the Archives: The Machiavelli of Muck

His double-dealing made him Hollywood’s top investigator. Then it all fell apart

When Seeing is Feeling

A group of pioneers who want to use Virtual Reality to change the way we relate to the world around us
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Under the Desert Sun

Scant water. Blistering heat. When prominent real estate broker Ed Rosenthal went missing for six days in Joshua Tree one summer weekend, people assumed that he was a goner. They were wrong.
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For Presidential Impersonators, Playing POTUS in a Divided Country Can Be a Dangerous Game

A look inside the weird, wild world of the tiny handful of actors who've built successful—and lucrative—careers impersonating everyone from Barack Obama to Donald Trump
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Philip Righter’s Basquiats Were as Fake as His Origin Story. How the Masquerade Unraveled

The shape-shifting, Ripley-esque West Hollywood man-about-town duped an aspiring actor into serving as his front to sell six million dollars’ worth of art masterpieces