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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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Bill Boyarsky
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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
Celebrating with a few photos of one of the most beautiful buildings in the US -- the Library of Congress....