GQ sent a correspondent to southern California to live in the area with highest concentration of foreclosure properties in the country. Yes, yes: I know we’re a long way from SoCal. But as far as I’m concerned, GQ’s narratives are the best out there in the magazine world—-so I thought it worth the mention. Here’s a tidbit:

A couple of years ago, Lake Elsinore adopted the slogan “Dream Extreme.” When I arrive, a big yellow billboard advertising emergency-home-financing help announces a new one: “Stop the ‘F’ Word (Keep Your Home!).”