Jonathan Craven

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  • 9 years ago | Longform

    Is it possible that the much-maligned realm of reality TV, which brought us the sophomoric The Real Gilligan’s Island, the not-bad-enough-to-be-good The Anna Nicole Show and The Biggest Loser, is emerging with more culturally refined fare? T...

  • 10 years ago | Best of L.A.

    Not long ago, borrowed racquet in hand and completely ignorant of the spot’s history, I walked up to the Vermont Canyon Tennis Courts (2715 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz, 323-663-0740), inhaled the heated sage and pine and smelled sanity for th...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    In 1975 a recently divorced man who, coincidentally or not, also had given up wearing socks, passed the following witticism to his two offspring: “They say that if you took the United States, put it up on one end and shook it really, really h...