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  • Iconoclast

    By Gina Nahai

    April 4, 2013 | 5:28 am

    This may be just another useless explanation, the kind of futile attempt at finding meaning and logic that we all resort to in response to grief, but sometimes it seems life has it in for you in a very personal way. You go along for years feeling spared and protected, taking...

  • Is luck dead?

    By Marty Kaplan

    March 12, 2012 | 10:51 am

    The trouble with kids these days is that they think luck counts more than they should.  That’s the diagnosis of America’s young people offered by a New York Times opinion piece this past weekend.  Generation Y has moved back home and given up on gung-ho because in these...

  • Can a believer in God believe in luck?

    By Dennis Prager

    February 22, 2012 | 3:04 pm

    Perhaps the most sobering realization I have come to in the second half of my life is the role of luck in life.

    I have always wanted to believe otherwise. And I suspect that most people want to believe otherwise. For that reason, many, perhaps most, religious people believe that God...

  • Writer’s Guild to Honor ‘Extremely’ Talented Screenwriter Eric Roth

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 26, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    Several weeks before he was to receive the lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America, West, Eric Roth was in his study in Malibu conducting a breezy conversation that veered from his communist Jewish parents to his Oscar-winning screenplay for “Forrest Gump.”...

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  • Don’t Hate Me ‘Cuz I’m Happy

    By Mark Miller

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    If you're anything like me -- and for the love of God, I hope you're not --you've found dating in Los Angeles to be nonstop inferno of disappointment, frustration, anguish, horror, tedium and depression.

    And those are the dates that work out fairly well. It's not hard to understand...

  • Chinese Box

    By Gina Nahai

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    So there's a fairy-tale wedding: a thousand guests in a flower-filled ballroom, a dozen violins playing Mozart, a grainy-voiced singer belting out an old Persian love song. The bride is 20 years old and ravishing, of course, but she's also blessed with charm and charisma, the kind of...