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Elizabeth Arnold

(Illustration by Ronald Kurniawan)

Best Underwater Treasure

Best Underwater Treasure Anyone with a couple of name changes, a history of drinking and prostitution, and memories of war is sure to tell a good story, and she’s no exception. The Star of Scotland, now a shipwreck and dive spot in the Santa Monica Bay, was commissioned in 1918......

Dentistry for Guns

Illustration by Ronald KurniawanToday, June 23, is the four-year anniversary of my father’s shotgun suicide. Father’s Day, always occurring about the same time, was the last day I spoke to him. He asked me if I was getting the oil changed regularly in the car. He was distracted and rushed......

Armed and Languorous

It was 2 a.m. and I was dropping off my friend Sam at his place near Fairfax and Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. My car was on and we were sitting in park, talking, when two men with handguns came up from behind — one guy on each side......
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