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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.
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