If you're a writer, this article will be very intriguing. Remember Shane Black? He's the young screenwriting phenom who scored big in the 80s and 90s with his scripts for Lethal Weapon ($250,000), The Last Boy Scout ($1.75 million), and The Long Kiss Goodnight ($4 million). That isn't just a big payday for each script; Lethal Weapon practically invented the buddy cop, one man wild, one man sane big screen exploisve action flick (you can look at that as either a good thing or a bad thing). But his scripts had punch and they had style. He was riding high and then...well, he kinda vanished, spending his money and pretty much just throwing infamous parties in his Hollywood mansion. Now he's back with a new movie (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, with Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer). The LA Times profiles the now 43-year-old Black and finds out what he's been up to for the past several years: hanging out, partying, teaching the occasional writing class, partying, working on a new script, coping with his dad's death. It's a really interesting piece.