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What happened on January 06, 2008









  • A Rising Ballet Star With All the Right Moves

  • Let It Ride Claire Martin, Claire Martin has written for Men's Journal and Outside. Contact her at

  • The Om Factor Steffie Nelson, Steffie Nelson is a writer based in Echo Park. Contact her at

  • Tomboy Chic GINNY CHIEN, Ginny Chien writes about style for the magazine. Contact her at

  • January file

  • Sweet Inspiration, Still Standing

  • Body & Soul Barbara Thornburg, Barbara Thornburg is a senior style editor of the magazine. She can be reached at

  • Venus and Lars Dan Neil, Dan Neil can be reached at

  • A Sears Catalog Full of Memories

  • Palm Pilots Susan Heeger, Susan Heeger is a staff writer for Martha Stewart Living. Contact her at

  • L.A. Squared Christopher Hawthorne, Christopher Hawthorne is the architecture critic of The Times. Contact him at

  • Walk This Way Steffie Nelson, Steffie Nelson is a writer based in Echo Park. She has written for the New York Times, Variety and Monocle. Contact her at

  • Popcorn Roulette Nicole LaPorte, Nicole LaPorte is a Venice-based writer who covers the entertainment industry. Contact her at

  • TRUE Believer Mayrav Saar, Mayrav Saar is a writer in Los Angeles and co-editor of's Fishbowl LA. She can be reached at

  • scott fifer / Spring Forward Elizabeth Khuri, Know somebody who's out to save the world, or at least Southern California? E-mail




  • Bestsellers

  • Life lines Thomas Lynch, Thomas Lynch is a poet, essayist and funeral director. His books include "The Undertaking: Life Studies From the Dismal Trade" and "Still Life in Milford."

  • Called into question Mark Coleman, Mark Coleman is the author of "Playback: From the Victrola to MP3, 100 Years of Music, Machines, and Money."

  • Fallen angels Mark Rozzo, Mark Rozzo is the articles editor of Men's Vogue.

  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

  • A time for us Susan Salter Reynolds, Times Staff Writer

  • The 'solitary volcano' Jamie James, Jamie James is the author of several books, including "The Music of the Spheres" and the forthcoming "The Snake Charmer: A Life and Death in Pursuit of Knowledge."

  • Make-up sessions Minna Proctor, Minna Proctor is the author of "Do You Hear What I Hear? Religious Calling, the Priesthood, and My Father."

  • The killing fields Jon Wiener, Jon Wiener teaches U.S. history at UC Irvine and is a contributing editor of the Nation magazine. His most recent book is "Historians in Trouble: Plagiarism, Fraud, and Politics in the Ivory Tower."

  • Moving mountains Judith Lewis, Judith Lewis is a staff writer for LA Weekly.



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