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Amuse Bouche: Duff Goldman

   Oh, man! I think the very top tier would be the hand of somebody from the Lakers doing a slam dunk—maybe Shannon Brown. You guys love your basketball. I’m...

In the Driver’s Seat Again

Monte Hellman is the ultimate outlaw filmmaker. His films are about desperadoes, cockfighters, Wild West badmen, and drifters along Route 66; and in the 1950s and early ’60s, when...

Author Spotlight: Jillian Lauren

Your last book, Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, was a best-selling memoir. How was writing a novel different? My fiction and my nonfiction have made each...

Author Spotlight: Leonard Maltin

Leonard Maltin keeps a figure of Ignatz, the mouse from George Herriman’s Krazy Kat, on his desk. “Looking back, it’s astonishing to realize that a comic strip so sophisticated, experimental,...

Not Worth The Weight

Bank of America had big plans when it bought Countrywide, the Calabasas mortgage lender that helped create the foreclosure crisis. Then reality sank in

Restoration Artist

Since Michael Govan became director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2006, the institution has raised its profile by living large. The Broad Contemporary Art Museum...

The Doll House

After lunch, I clock in three minutes early and go to the back of the room, taking my regular station next to Violet. The room in which we spend...

The Last Dance

We got a whole extra year. That’s what I tell myself as I glance back over my shoulder. My mother outlived the medical prognoses by the many shiny gift...

Beer Belly

   Koreatown nightlife has found a middle ground between exclusive clubs and kitschy dives. Beer Belly is one of several new neighborhood gastropubs concentrating on great craft beers as well...

Best Celebrity Twitterer

@AlecBaldwin: Becz 1st tweet was 5/27 (“so shy”) and 2 days later: “I sing like I golf. And I golf like I speak German.” ’Nuff said.  @GarryShandling: Becz while he folos 49 now,...