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Joe Donnelly

Credit: Kevin Scanlon

What's Wrong With Wes Anderson?

If we were back in Wes Anderson’s native Texas, the plate of food he’s showing little mercy might be called the Morning Roundup or the Wildcatter’s Special. Unfortunately for my wallet, we’re in a booth at Kate Mantilini on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills and here it’s called Barry’s Breakfast......
Bro-mantic; Credit: Kevin Scanlon

Joshua Leonard: The Man Behind (Ahem) Humpday

Joshua Leonard came undone at Cannes. It wasn’t just that Humpday, the film in which he stars, had made it into the festival’s prestigious Directors’ Fortnight — unlikely enough for a movie about two straight friends who decide to shoot a gay porn together for art’s sake, and which cost......
Author Richard Lange; Credit: Jennie Warren

Something Wicked: Author Richard Lange Is Done With Rejection

Also read: "Devil Rain," a fiction excerpt from the forthcoming novel "This Wicked World" by Richard Lange, to be published by Little, Brown and Company on June 30.   Lately, I’ve been spending time in some pretty far-flung places — Paris, Indochina, the Alps, the Deep South, England, the apocalyptic......
Drew Barrymore; Credit: Kevin Scanlon

LA People 2009: Fucking With Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore loves fucking. Mostly it happens when she gets excited. And she gets excited about a lot of stuff — movies, music, historical icons, roller derby, challenging herself. She likes fucking so much, she starts up with it before the interview. Like when I present her with an ancient......
Gillian Shure; Credit: Kevin Scanlon

LA People 2009: Death Becomes Her — Gillian Shure

In keeping with the mores of a young, Hollywood actress, Gillian Shure walks into the 101 Café fashionably late for breakfast. And, yes, heads turn when she does. After all, she’s a beautiful, 5-foot-10-inch redhead. But in knee-length cutoffs that were actually cut off from an old pair of jeans,......
Jerry Stahl; Credit: Kevin Scanlon

LA People 2009: The Heart of Darkness — Jerry Stahl

I’m deep into a harrowing Diane Sawyer special about hillbillies in Kentucky (a cautionary tale about the pre- and post-natal effects of Mountain Dew if ever there was one) on a cold and stormy night in early March, when something slams into my front door, causing me to jump off......

Down and Out in L.A.: Novelist Patrick deWitt Comes Home

I approach the Silent Movie Theatre on a recent Sunday night, looking out for the Echo Park porkpie-hat army I fear is already laying siege on Fairfax Avenue. After all, the main draw this evening is novelist Patrick deWitt, and he comes with lineage. His older brother is Mike “Cali”......

Silver Lake Anxiety Attack: The Rowena Avenue Crime Wave

In line at the bank last Saturday morning, I overhear a man explain to the teller that he has no identification because his “wallet got jacked.” He points to a manager type on the other side of the glass and, with the quiet urgency of a man besieged, says, “That......