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Judith Lewis

Sebastião Salgado's Photo Homage to the Planet

When Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Salgado decided to begin a project about the earth — “a kind of homage to the planet” — he first imagined he would document its destruction. “We thought we should do a denunciation; something about pollution, the destruction of the forest,” he told his audience of......

Proposition 7: The Most Confusing

In a world torn by conflict, you might call Proposition 7 the Great Unifier. There have been few moments of peace in the battle that now roils among many good e...
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Best Beetle Mechanic: Wabbit Wepair

By the time I coasted my ailing new Beetle down Abbot Kinney Boulevard to Wabbit Wepair, my dashboard was lit up with more warnings than a tilted pinball machine. Punching my accelerator to the floor gained me roughly 10 mph per half-mile, despite my having just paid $1,073.49 to a......
Less cheesy: Stew

Passing Strange: The L.A. Problem

“You know how musicians tell little white lies?” Rainer Hosch (Click to enlarge) Less cheesy: Stew, pictured with Heidi Rodewald, won't look homeward. Mark Stewart, a songwriter, bandleader and musician who goes by the name of Stew, takes a bite out of his rainbow roll and turns to his friend......

John Edwards Drops Out

"A vote for Edwards is a de facto vote for Clinton." So wrote a man identifying himself as David Evans in the comments to a story I wrote for L.A. Weekly's...

John Edwards: I Am Third

BY NOW, THE WORDS"distant third" have become attached to the name "John Edwards" as surely as "hale" belongs with "hearty" and "vim" needs "vigor." He will not...