The Model is Not Your Friend

  The Model is Not Your Friend   By Andrew B. Hurvitz Two sober living men intoxicated by young beauties get drunk on self-deception.   There are some talented people here in Van Nuys. One, Hector Suarez, an artist, lives here, downwind from the smoky outdoor grill run by Dos Hermanos Hernández on Victory Boulevard,…

The White Defeatist

A progressive architect is forced to confront his assumptions about himself, his family and his city. After our mother’s funeral, I flew in a plane, from Little Rock to Los Angeles, accompanied by my older sister Stephanie and her catatonic, teenage son Norman. Over Arizona, I looked out at the vast, unpopulated desert below and…