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  • Mindy Benham

    Design Director

    The Milwaukee native joined Orange Coast following stints at Milwaukee and Las Vegas Life magazines. She has collected numerous magazine awards in her 13-year career, the latest being a “Best Dimples” citation based on a childhood photograph displayed during a colleague’s recent baby shower. She designs Orange Coast with clear organization and a sense of fun, which also is how she approaches each workweek. Her Orange County home is Costa Mesa, where her favorite haunts include Santouka Ramen and America's Cup frozen yogurt.

 

What Do 'Homeland,' 'General Hospital,' Tom Cruise, and Orange County Have in Common?

Nazanin Boniadi, Known to Us as Naz

I might still be recovering from the frenetic pace of the final episodes of "Breaking Bad," in that it's hard to transition to the slow burn of a show like "Homeland," which began its third season last week. The season started with most of the CIA dead from a bomb blast, so it makes sense that new junior agents would have to be introduced. Fara Sherazi is the new analyst character whom Saul blew up at (no pun intended) in the second episode of the season for not immediately finding the the data she was brought in to discover. He went so far as to criticize her for wearing a hijab, saying that it was a slap in the face to the surviving agents. Ouch. Read more...
READ NOW: Serial Killer Seduction

Our "Center of the Universe" story is being read all over the world right now. Click here for the story.

 

Who Did Randy Kraft Seduce?

Current photos of author Jay Roberts.

 

A Fact-Checker's Journey to a 1980 Afternoon

Our intrepid intern tracks down the details in Roberts' story.

 

Why Isn't Randy Kraft Dead?

Our original piece on one of California's deadliest and most depraved serial killers. 

 

Editor's Letter, October 2013

Our editor considers "Center of the Universe" to be compelling—and incredibly frightening. Click above to find out why. 

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