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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
Native Intelligence:
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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Jon Christensen and Mark Gold | Natural history museums grew out of the "Wunderkammer"--a device for cultivating wonder in the face of the amazing diversity and weirdness of the world, but also for discovery, of the new, the unknown, of patterns, and laws. The LA River has become a kind of cabinet of wonders for Los Angeles: a site for thinking about and making sense of nature and culture in the city.
Phil Wallace | The Dodgers do need help in the back of their rotation. But giving up a top prospect for an ace like David Price would be a huge mistake.
Al Martinez | Martinez lies abed craving a hot, sweet thing right then and there, but Cinelli who lies next to him can always figure him out and suggests that he might just relax and think of puppies instead.
Visiting Blogger | Yahoo finally changed its incorrect info on his client -- after he tweeted CEO Marissa Mayer -- but Google still lists the wrong name, address and industry. "Google plainly does not care," says our guest blogger.
Phil Wallace | Without a coach or a competitive roster, the Lakers seem to have no vision for the future.
Gary Leonard | Take My Picture Gary Leonard is a regular weekly feature of LA Observed.
Jenny Burman | "Veronica Street" is a new novel of Los Angeles by Jenny Burman, serialized each week at LA Observed. Today: In bed Ayla and Caleb were in sync, but upright they existed in different dimensions of time and space.
Bill Boyarsky
The latest version of the mayoral web site, Data LA, is greatly improved from its shaky first edition. Even modestly computer-savvy Angelenos get enough information to come to their own conclusions about the mayor and the rest of city government.
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
It's a shock to see the Central Valley these days.