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  • 'Whipping Man' Playwright Ventures From What He Knows

    'Whipping Man' Playwright Ventures From What He Knows
    If Matthew Lopez were teaching a class on writing he might take a turn on the maxim and say: "Write what you don't know." Lopez is the son of a Puerto Rican father and a Polish-Russian mother. He grew up Episcopalian and gay in Panama City, Fla. But his...
  • Made over: From college to career path

    Made over: From college to career path
    In today's rotten economy, college kids in their sweatshirts and yoga pants need all the help they can get to nail a job or an internship. For suggestions on going from slob to sleek, I talked to stylists and job experts, then collected firsthand tips...
  • Sale offers fresh start, support

    To many newly single women, cleaning out the closet can be just as cathartic as sitting on a therapist's couch. The Divorcée Sale, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Resort at Pelican Hill, is a way for women to shed pieces of their past for a...
  • New TV series raise the style bar

    New TV series raise the style bar
    It's the throwback '60s style as much as the story lines that has made "Mad Men" a success. The AMC series, which enters its fifth season in 2012, ushered in a ladylike trend in fashion that has reverberated all the way to the Paris runways and inspired a...
  • Glamazon: The skin I don't live in

    Glamazon: The skin I don't live in
    Models wear outfits from Karen Millen's Autumn/Winter 2011 collection I was 9 years old the last time I dressed a Barbie doll. I chopped off most of its hair, changed the color of its lipstick with a Sharpie and shoved it in a hideous pink and silver...
  • Man charged in twin brother's 2007 slaying in Columbia

    Man charged in twin brother's 2007 slaying in Columbia
    When his identical twin brother went missing in 2007, Wael Ali sought to organize a search party in Howard County to hunt for clues. Later, after the discovery of Wasel Ali's body, Wael set up a memorial page on Facebook where he lamented that they'd...
  • Lanvin's dreamy realist

    Lanvin's dreamy realist
    In just 10 years, Alber Elbaz has succeeded in waking the sleeping beauty that was the French fashion house of Lanvin, giving it a modern identity and a must-have status. His particular brand of imperfect glamour — fraying lace edges, exposed...
  • The mall issue: The Grove

    The mall issue: The Grove
    Location: 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, between 3rd Street and Beverly Boulevard just east of Fairfax Avenue. From the 10 Freeway, take the Fairfax Avenue exit north. Hours: Regular mall hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m....
  • The mall issue: Beverly Center is so right now

    The mall issue: Beverly Center is so right now
    Southern California is home to strip malls, mini-malls, mixed-use malls, outlet malls and rarefied luxury malls. But, unlike any other mall, the Beverly Center is a microcosm of the state of fashion and culture today. The behemoth at the edge of West...
  • Body scanning fitting rooms come to area malls

    Body scanning fitting rooms come to area malls
    They're calling it the fitting room of the future, an enclosed kiosk in a mall common area that shoppers step into for a free, full (and fully clothed) body scan. After 10 seconds, a shopper emerges, then gets printed recommendations on size, style and ...
  • Dressing the parts: Film costumes that help make statements

    As the year winds down, multiplexes fill up with films vying for award-season consideration. Thanks to a bumper crop of period movies, late 2012 has showcased some serious talent in the field of costume design. Some of the films are worth watching for...