I had been living in MacArthur Park a bit more than a year when the body was pulled from the lake. It was 2012, a windless September morning, and from my aprtment window I had just snapped a picture of the sunrise, a ribbon of tangerine singeing the woolly sky above downtown. The water was flat and glassy and dark as a bruise, a collision of serenity and gloom.
"Fatal Attraction," in the October 2015 Los Angeles magazine, is online here. Photo by Damon Casarez.
I have also written about:
Pablo Escobar's hippos for GQ
Hangover executive producer/prison reformer Scott Budnick for California Sunday
Yasiel Puig's escape from Cuba for Los Angeles magazine
Freeway Ricky Ross's quest for redemption for Los Angeles
MacArthur Park's illicit street vendors for The American Prospect
The index on the left leads to more stories.
And I have a book, The Opposite Field.
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