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  • Emily Gould's 'Friendship' details lifestyles of the lost and spoiled

    In spite of its deceptive title, Emily Gould's new novel, "Friendship," offers a vivid exploration of the missed connections and overwhelming isolation of modern urban life. From the first few pages to the last, Gould's central characters, Bev and Amy,...
  • Review: 'The Hundred-Year House' by Rebecca Makkai

    Review: 'The Hundred-Year House' by Rebecca Makkai
    "What is the opposite of memory?" asks a character near the end of Rebecca Makkai's second novel, "The Hundred-Year House." "What is the inverse of an echo?" Fate, of course, is the answer; history spelled backward, with the causality swapped to make past...
  • Mansion-slaying case: Clues on cellphone put suspicion on victims' son

    Mansion-slaying case: Clues on cellphone put suspicion on victims' son
    A college dropout accused of gunning down his parents in February as they slept in their San Juan Capistrano mansion became a suspect in the double homicide only after authorities unearthed clues on his cellphone, according to a just-released grand jury...
  • Grand jury transcript gives chilling account of O.C. mansion slayings

    Grand jury transcript gives chilling account of O.C. mansion slayings
    Running on at least four sleepless nights and with his heart racing, Ashton Sachs allegedly scaled the wall that ringed his parents' mansion and — clutching a rifle — let himself in the front door. At the top of the staircase, authorities...
  • Bob Stanley's 'Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!' is crazy in love with pop music

    Bob Stanley's 'Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!' is crazy in love with pop music
    In 1954, Bill Haley shook, rattled and rolled. In 2003, Beyoncé went crazy in love. That's two pop stars, among the biggest of their time, using similar language (and similar grooves) to describe more or less the same thing. But think of all that...
  • Henry Phillips makes baked spaghetti, and the video is amazing

    Henry Phillips makes baked spaghetti, and the video is amazing
    Could comedian Henry Phillips be the next Emeril Lagasse? Nope. Not in anyone's lifetime. But this new video of him making baked spaghetti is amazing.  "I've found that if you have a really good saute pan, you really don't need someone to share your...
  • Film Review: Layers of meaning line 'Venus in Fur'

    Film Review: Layers of meaning line 'Venus in Fur'
    Roman Polanski's adaptation of David Ives's play "Venus in Fur" — itself a sort of meta-adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 short novella (whose title is usually translated as "Venus in Furs") — is, among other things, a...
  • 'The Internet's Own Boy' has good distribution of info

    'The Internet's Own Boy' has good distribution of info
    *** (out of four) First: How could anyone make a documentary in which the narrator constantly mispronounces the subject’s name?! In “The Internet’s Own Boy,” a well-organized doc about late Reddit co-creator and suburban...
  • Watch: 'Orange Is the New Black' Season 2 Highlight Reel

    As the new Netflix highlight reel puts it, the ladies of Litchfield are back with conviction in the second season of "Orange Is the New Black." "This is about more than business, ladies. I'm telling you how to survive," says Lorraine Toussaint's Vee....
  • New Tripoli separates natives from visitors

    New Tripoli separates natives from visitors
    I've grown to love this area, but it really must be confusing sometimes for new arrivals — and even, occasionally, for people who live here. Consider this email, which I received the other day. "A few weeks ago," the reader wrote, "I noticed...
  • Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]

    Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's report on the harms of smoking, which launched anti-tobacco public health efforts that have saved an estimated 8 million American lives. We are today a far more educated public when it...