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Something Big

The legend of the Watts Towers

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Injustice Delayed

"The overall impression I came away with from the court decision was that Jarvis Jay Masters was considered a low-grade person who only deserved a low-grade trial. It’s certainly what he got."

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Bird in a Cage

There are two things I think about nearly every time I row out into San Francisco Bay. One is a passage from Shankar Vedantam’s The Hidden Brain, in which he…

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The Odd Couple

From West of Eden: An American Place, an oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles by Jean Stein, published this month by Random House. Stein is the author of Edie:…

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If Looks Could Kill

From posts by residents of Oakland, California, to NextDoor and Glenfriends, two online social networks for neighbors.

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Park Dreams

A California park, drawn from memories of childhood

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Square Space

From a May posting to a classifieds website for Stanford University students. The post sought roommates for Startup Castle, a 17,000-square-foot Tudor mansion in Woodside, California. Welcome, friends! We’re building…

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The Speakeasy

A week of stand-up in Hollywood’s toughest room

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