Mehammed Mack

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  • 8 years ago | A Considerable Town

    It’s one thing when Halle Berry hits ’n’ runs, or when Nicole Richie heads the wrong way on the 134 freeway. It’s another when Mischa Barton rear-ends my father on his way to work — especially when, according to reports, i...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    It’s a scorching hot Friday, around noon, as congregants in their brightest pure-before-God colors approach the Islamic Center of Southern California for the lunchtime khutbah, or sermon. An impossibly tall, sleek-necked Somalian woman weari...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    All Around the ?Mulberry Tree On a Palos Verdes street drenched in the beige of suburban luxury, past the orange Mini Cooper parked in one of the red-brick motor courts and around a stand of moist ferns, a carpet inscribed with a Koranic passage h...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    “Talk terroristic to me, baby,” she said, all her alert levels soft and rising . . . “Want to go for another baby before they drag me away to Gitmo?” he growled in her ear. God she loved the FBI; it was bette...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    Lawns are the SUVs of the garden world. The lush suburban yard, the SoCal American dream, requires inordinate amounts of water, not to mention time spent tending and manicuring. It embodies the arrogance of trying to create mini-oases in a desert ...

  • 9 years ago