A Grating Couple Creates a ‘Groundhog Day’ of Their Own Design

Edward Albee could write an argument. In “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” George and Martha rip into each other, showing how a couple with some wear on its tires knows just where to drive in the nail to inflict maximum damage. Screenwriter Zac Stanford is no Edward Albee, and his low-key lovers’-spat dramedy “The Argument” pales in comparison with pretty much all the great relationship-on-the-rocks movies you can think of — “Blue Valentine,” “Marriage Story,” “Two for the Road,” to name just a few. But we’re in a pandemic, and watching an argument with your partner is better than having one.

The thing that might bring Stanford’s broken-record comedy too close to home is also its defining feature: Jack (Dan Fogler) and Lisa (Emma Bell) have a squabble, and rather than letting it go, or discussing it like adults, they both “wish we could redo this

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The Best Labor Day Sales 2020 — Beauty, Fashion and Home Deals

Don’t be sad that summer is almost over — be excited that Labor Day sales are coming!

The holiday that serves as the unofficial start of fall is always a great time to save on beauty, fashion, home, tech and other items, and this year’s deals are rolling in. Nestled between the current Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and November’s Black Friday/Thanksgiving shopping bonanza, Labor Day 2020 — which falls on Monday, Sept. 7 — is sure to be a highlight of the year for shoppers looking to save.

So what will be on sale? There are amazing deals from Allswell, Backcountry, Minna, REI, Boutique Rugs, GlassesUSA, Kindred Bravely, Splendid and so many other brands. Plus, it’s the best time of the year to save on mattresses — see our list of the best Labor Day mattress deals. Some of this year’s deals are already live and more

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Sony’s New Headphones Could Be Your Work-From-Home Savior

Photo credit: Sony
Photo credit: Sony

From Best Products

We judge all headphones and earbuds on a scale of 10, analyzing the categories we think are most important: sound, comfort, design, battery performance, and, if applicable, special features.

Here’s how the Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless noise-canceling headphones stack up.

A follow-up to our favorite wireless cans, the Sony’s WH-1000XM4 wireless noise-canceling headphones bring subtle but meaningful tech improvements, while retaining the same design and uncompromisingly awesome sound. The noteworthy new features include an upgraded microphone setup and clever ergonomic enhancements, among others. They make the high-end cans even more convenient for daily use.

SCORES

• Sound: 10/10
• Comfort: 8/10
• Design: 8/10
• Battery Performance: 9/10
• Overall Score: 9/10

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SONY WH-1000XM4:

  • The cans look just like their predecessors

  • They deliver crisp yet powerful sound with industry-leading noise-canceling

  • The touch controls are a bit

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Look inside this cheerful Silver Lake bungalow to see how to create joy on the cheap

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Arden Myrin’s kitchen is complemented by hand-printed wallpaper by Juju Papers. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)

Arden Myrin’s Silver Lake home may be small at 900 square feet, but it looms large with joy: a profusion of wallpaper with delicate patterns; funky bamboo pendants and patterned textiles.

“Cheap and cheerful,” she calls it.

It is a special house under normal circumstances, but after months of sheltering in place with husband Dan Martin and their four cats, Myrin appreciates the tiny bungalow more than ever.

“It’s nice to live in a happy space, especially when things are tough,” she says.

Many of us are sick of looking at our interiors as the pandemic stretches on with no end in sight, but Myrin’s home is the inspiration we need: You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make a big

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