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Reel Friends

Angelenos bond over things like working on a film or training for a marathon. The trick is staying in touch

Global Haven

L.A. has the largest population of torture survivors in the country. Ana Deutsch understands their pain

Arnold Comes Full Circle

When Arnold Schwarzenegger left office, my friends and I speculated aloud about his next move. Where would he turn? What would be the new source of success and applause?

Friend Indeed

Over time joey brought laughter, companionship, and delight in his role as caretaker. That job ended. But he’s needed more than ever

Fear Factor

Illustration by Gracia Lam What is it about L.A. and its police force? We know it’s not the goon squad of decades past, but the sight of the black uniforms...

Dark Shadows

Illustration by Gracia lam Here we are in college football season. I always look forward to the start-up, the suddenly packed stadiums, the cheerleaders in their emblazoned, chest-hugging sweaters, the...

Slippery Slope

Illustration by Gracia Lam To: The Edge    Re: Your planned Malibu compound After reading about your troubles trying to build in the mountains of Malibu, I decided I needed to go...

Summer Fling

Illustration by Gracia Lam There is no season I embrace more than summer, specifically the height of it: the month of August. I love the very word and everything that’s...

Venus Rising

Illustration by Gracia Lam If you want to have a lively, occasionally combative conversation, just mention the HBO series Girls to a group of women. Even as the show arrives...

Buzz Kill

Illustration by Gracia Lam When did it happen? I looked up and suddenly a whole chunk of Santa Monica, my birthplace, had gone cool—not just from the usual Pacific breezes,...