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  • Death Valley sizzle

    Death Valley sizzle
    Summertime in Death Valley. Breathing hurts a little. The wind blows heavy like a hair dryer, burning our nostrils. The asphalt sizzles through the soles of our shoes. It's 120 degrees outside, our rented PT Cruiser tells us when we slide back inside....
  • 'Four Fish' captures the story of a seafood crisis

    'Four Fish' captures the story of a seafood crisis
    If the slippery sustainable-seafood issue still leaves you unsure about the right fish to eat, join the club. The situation remains complex and its explanation could make for a long, boring treatise. Fortunately for seafood fans, journalist Paul...
  • Local 'Fallen Hero' story to get TV airing

    Local 'Fallen Hero' story to get TV airing
    There are some books that all but shout, "Put me on the big screen!" and "In With the Devil: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption" is one of them. The "fallen hero" of the title is the book's co-author, a former drug...
  • Sayles stays rooted in change

    Sayles stays rooted in change
    Late on a weekday afternoon, we called John Sayles, the independent's independent, the pragmatist's pragmatist. He was on the outskirts of Boise, in the passenger's seat of a rented Prius, beside Maggie Renzi, his longtime partner and producer. He's tall,...
  • Cultural Exchange: French writers look beyond Paris

    Cultural Exchange: French writers look beyond Paris
    François Bon knows about the hidden cemetery just behind the Grande Arche, a minimalist monument to modernity that looms over France's version of Wall Street, or La Défense. The decision to surround the office buildings in one of Europe's largest...
  • Gold slumps $77.10 as Bernanke dashes stimulus hopes

    Gold slumps $77.10 as Bernanke dashes stimulus hopes
    Ben Bernanke’s words on Wednesday carried a great deal of weight in the commodity markets – so much so that they squashed the prices of gold and silver. The Federal Reserve chairman told Congress that the U.S. economy was likely headed for...
  • Shopping: Vivier and Bentley store opens in Silver Lake

    Shopping: Vivier and Bentley store opens in Silver Lake
    When jewelry designer Kathryn Bentley and handbag designer Clare Vivier — who share a pared-down luxury aesthetic — outgrew their respective home offices, they set out to find a shared design studio. The duo's ideal workspace turned out to be...
  • Shopping: Fred Segal's daughter goes into the biz

    Shopping: Fred Segal's daughter goes into the biz
    When it comes to L.A. shopping and style, it doesn't get much more legendary than Fred Segal. The retailer — who set up his first Fred Segal shop almost 50 years ago in West Hollywood — is a trendsetter, and the various stores he's operated...
  • Giving gifts for a cause

    Giving gifts for a cause
    If you spent Black Friday fighting hordes at the mall, or if you haven't started holiday shopping yet because you're dreading it, consider: When was the last time someone told you that all you had to do was shop to make the world a better place? Buying...
  • Shopping: Stephen Webster to open Rodeo Drive jewelry store

    Shopping: Stephen Webster to open Rodeo Drive jewelry store
    British fine jewelry designer Stephen Webster is famous for treating diamonds, emeralds and rubies with an irreverence typically reserved for rhinestones. Recent pieces from his eponymous collection include a ring festooned with a giant lobster made of...
  • MAC's Surf, Baby capsule collection launches

    MAC's Surf, Baby capsule collection launches
    MAC Cosmetics is celebrating summer with a new collection inspired by quintessential California girls. Surf, Baby — the jauntily named capsule collection from the mega makeup brand — launches at MAC counters on Thursday. And, as expected, it...