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The Collector

Photograph by Gregg Segal At swap meets and on the roadside, in library stacks, private archives, basements, and attics, Jim Heimann has spent the past several decades sifting through the...

The Printer's Son

Hamilton Chan was the smartest person I knew at Harvard. He was maddening. When I stayed up all night because a paper was due the next day, I worked...

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,...

Best Afternoon Tea

Photograph courtesy Flickr/*saxon* On the surface, Los Angeles wouldn’t seem the most hospitable location for upholding English customs—our weather is too pleasant, our teeth are too impeccable. But import we...

Westside Tavern

 Though gastronomic places tend to get most of the coverage, big, midrange restaurants are where we actually eat. Their quality may vary, but these bustling dining rooms depend on...

The Best New Bars

All hail the return of the bar! No longer bastions of sugary drinks and velvet ropes, L.A.'s nightspots have reclaimed their proper roles as gathering places, watering holes, and...