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  • Playing L.A. Noire: A book nerd detects and tries to drive

     
    A novice gameplayer with a love of LA and noir fiction tries playing LA Noire.
  • The Project: La Golondrina's orange-infused flan

     
    Each Friday, we post a recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen's archives that's perfect for weekend cooking. This week: the orange-infused flan on the menu at Casa La Golondrina Cafe on Olvera Street in downtown L.A. Why is this...

    Alston and Woodruff site-specific murals are endangered

     
    When Michelangelo climbed the scaffold and began to paint the Sistine Chapel in 1508, he brought his exceptional intrinsic perceptions and artistic skills to three powerful extrinsic forces. The artist had to deal with the physical architecture of the...

    Trend alert: The 'drug rug' (Baja pullover) is back

     
    Just in time for music festival season, designers have appropriated another tried-and-true piece of hippiedom--the Baja pullover. Beloved by surfers and Deadheads, and known affectionately in some hacky sack circles as "drug rugs," the woven hoodies are...

    Times Columnist Harry Carr Dies

     
    Jan. 11, 1936: Harry Carr, longtime columnist of “The Lancer” and one of the best-known writers in the history of The Times, dies of a heart attack at the age of 58. Carr’s death brought an outpouring of tributes and...