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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...
  • Treat the World Cup semis like March Madness

    Treat the World Cup semis like March Madness
    With the U.S. out of the World Cup, you may be wondering "what's in it for us?" in this week's semifinals. There's plenty, I can assure you. A new patriotism If you knew the U.S. had a shot to win gold in curling in the next Winter Olympics, you'd...
  • 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

    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...
  • GOP senator has world's lamest excuse for blocking minimum-wage hike

    When it comes to the minimum wage, I’ve accepted that all that the politicians in Washington are going to do for now is play politics with it. But does that mean they have to be stupid about it too? And I’m talking about you, Mike Enzi,...
  • Bill drafted by public crowdsourcing passes the Assembly

    A measure approved by the Assembly on Thursday is notable not for what it does -- tweak the probate code -- but for how it was crafted: by the public using an online "wiki" page. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced last winter that he was...
  • Assemblyman crowdsources constituents on 'wiki' page to develop bill

    The state Assembly passed a measure Thursday that is less notable for what it would do — tweak the probate code — than for how it was crafted: by the public, in an online "wiki" page. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced last...