Is ‘Blue Velvet’ madness obscured by Orange County’s terrific landscaping?

I spent my first week in O.C. on a friend’s couch in an apartment on Santa Ana’s 17th Street. It was October 1985. That...

Editor’s Letter: Destiny’s Crapshoot

The opening and closing scenes of the 1994 Robert Zemekis film “Forrest Gump” revolve around a single white feather—OK, a computer-generated feather—drifting on currents of...