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Framed, Chapter 3: Secret lovers, legal maneuvering and a fictional blueprint for 'the perfect crime'

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The cactus store in Echo Park that's taking over your Instagram feed

The cactus store in Echo Park that's taking over your Instagram feed

It’s always cactus weather in the unmarked Echo Park storefront known informally as “the Cactus Store” or “Hot Cactus” to neighbors. Navigating the 200-square-foot interior is like squeezing through sheer desert canyon walls, as 450-plus rare and exotic cactuses in unglazed terra-cotta pots rise...

Design & Decorating

Why West Hollywood is a great place to spend the day shopping away

Why West Hollywood is a great place to spend the day shopping away

Set aside the day when visiting the new Blu Dot store on Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood. Not only is it — at 6,600 square feet — the largest in the brand's portfolio, it also happens to be smack dab in one of L.A.'s most design-centric areas. The Minneapolis-based label designs, produces and...

L.A. Affairs

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Can one person have two soul mates? I hope so

I went to see my boyfriend, Luis, perform at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood recently. I drove over from the Valley with our friend Michael, who I’ve known since our daughters were in preschool together, plus a friend of his I had just met that night. As we parked the car and made our way down...

DIY & Crafts

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A free vacation? Sure, Dad, let me see what works for my boyfriend

It’s late August and the dog needs a bath. Actually, he needs three baths. After his third bath, he needs to be rolled in powdered sugar. He’d still stink, but at least he’d be edible. It’s late August, and I’m examining my young son's feet for signs of a summer well spent. There are calluses and...

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