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Bruce Feirstein is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and has written three James Bond movies. His work has appeared in New York Magazine, the New Yorker, Spy, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times, where he wrote for the editorial page. Before publishing his first book, "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche," he worked in advertising, writing corporate and political campaigns. He lives in Hancock Park. Email
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I was one of the people Kurt Andersen spoke to for his column about the L.A. Times' misguided attempt to be a national newspaper when it barely covers Los Angeles. He was right, in so many ways.
Two years ago, I spent several days in China with Sumner Redstone, when we were both speaking at something called...
I'm a little late to the party here (a nod to my fellow contributors - great stuff - and thanks...
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Gary Leonard | Take My Picture Gary Leonard is a regular weekly feature of LA Observed.
Don Shirley | I can't report that everything on the Encuentro stages is wonderful, but from now through November 10 there is certainly a lot more to choose from than there has been at LATC in recent years. Isn't it about time that LA got a concentrated dose of Latino theater?
Jenny Burman | He wondered if they were already bumping nasties.
Ellen Alperstein | Sex, lies and a little off the side at the Sit Still Salon
David Davis | Photographer Al Satterwhite shot Ali in Miami during his training sessions for both the Jerry Quarry and Joe Frazier fights. Now based in Redondo Beach, Satterwhite is facing a Kickstarter deadline to publish a book of photographs of Ali from that time, many never seen before.
Donna Perlmutter | The Australian Ballet provided plenty of entertainment, but the "white" scenes were not so white. Our critic, however, was "gobsmacked" by the LA Phil's Mahler.
Adrienne Crew | LA Observed interviews Inglewood resident Toni Ann Johnson about her debut novel, Remedy for a Broken Angel.
Bill Boyarsky
Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver gave sharp and articulate performances in last Friday night’s debate, showing clear differences between the candidates for the Third District supervisorial seat.
Jenny Burman
Before I lived in Echo Park, there was a tiny 1920s bungalow-cottage-standalone house on N. Occidental in Silver Lake. I...
Here in Malibu
A touch of gold in the sycamores deep in the Santa Monica mountains....