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The Los Angeles Times, condensed.

Shopping is an Art
Pretend you care: MOCA will sell Luxury Vinyl, aka Louis Vuitton, purses as part of the Takashi Murakami show.

Shutting the Garden Gate

Robert Smaus, probably the last living columnist to earn the “beloved” sobriquet, is moving out of state.

Stride of Pride
Hollywood’s Walk of Fame is short a few stars during construction. Bob Pool digs up a little controversy about the process.

Captive Audience
Patt Morrison, whose tongue is embedded just a tich too firmly in her cheek, reviews the DVD version of driving school. Since when does Patt drive? Isn’t she a legendary bus rider?