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Behind the Mask

When we heard about Michael Jackson’s death, it seemed somehow shocking, unexpected. Here was a man who was only 50, a world-famous entertainer gearing up for a major tour,...

The Lost Boys

They have become a staple of summer entertainment—the dude flicks. There already has been a spate of them, starting in June with the breakout hit The Hangover. The formula...

The Telltale Heart

I had counted on not hearing anything from or about Elizabeth Edwards for a good while. The hope was that she would take care of herself at her sprawling...

Fallen Angel

Hollywood is rife with cautionary tales about the star or starlet who grabbed the brass ring, held on for a while, then slid into addiction and self-parody. Few slides...

A Separate Peace

A year ago, I couldn’t drive my not-very-wide Westside street without navigating around, at a slow, grumpy crawl, outsize vehicles of one kind or another. There were cement mixers...

Octo-Mommy & Me

Forget Bernard Madoff. He just decimated people’s life savings and stripped charitable foundations and college endowments of their money. The object of our rage is Nadya Suleman and her...

The Prodigal Man

Illustration by Nick Dewar Why now? Why bring back the whole episode? I am referring to director Roman Polanski and his bid to drop the 31-year-old sex-with-a-minor charges against...

The End of the Road

Taking the car away from someone in L.A.—make that from someone who taught you to drive, who, for that matter, put you on the earth—is hard. Telling a parent...

The Lost Age

Los Angeles is not the easiest place in which to be an aging woman. What is, you might ask, and I would agree that getting older is never for...

Rules of Engagement

The bride’s mother was all done up. She was wearing a white pantsuit with high strappy red sandals, her makeup immaculate. She was giddy, warm, and good-natured about the...