The Brentwood of My Youth—Joan Didion’s Brentwood—Is Long Gone

Growing up in the Westside neighborhood in the late ’70s, I reveled in its affluent simplicity. Now, I hardly recognize it
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Read Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem, ‘The Hill We Climb’

The 22-year-old L.A. native captured the national moment in her new work
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How Mo Ostin Turned a Faltering Record Label into the Powerhouse of Rock

In the late ’60s, the beloved Warner/Reprise exec signed culture-bending artists from Jimi Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac. His secret? Stop trying to make hit records
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Some People Find Jesus on Death Row. Damien Echols Found Magick

Free from prison, Echols of the West Memphis Three details the spiritual lessons he learned on the inside
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Exclusive: An Explosive New Biography Reveals the Secret that Almost Destroyed Natalie Wood

This excerpt from 'Natalie Wood: The Complete Biography' details how the actress covered for husband Robert Wagner's alleged bisexuality
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Next Time You Can’t Get a Rez at Jon & Vinny’s, You Can Make This Pasta at Home

The new cookbook Eat. Cook. L.A. rounds up local chefs’ best dishes

40 Years Later, the Aftermath of a Deadly Bank Robbery Still Lingers in a Small SoCal City

On a spring afternoon in 1980, a gang of heavily armed men terrorized the town of Norco, California

In 1977, Ted Templeman Went to Check Out an Unknown Band from Pasadena and Changed Rock History

In this exclusive excerpt from his new memoir, the Warner Bros producer recalls the thrills and terrors of recording Van Halen’s debut
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In 1970s Hollywood, These Black Actresses Ruled the Screen

A first look inside movie historian Donald Bogle's new book about black cinema history

Southern California’s Roadside Architecture in All Its Glowing, Midcentury Glory

In the new book 'Gas and Glamour,' photographer Ashok Sinha celebrates the region's most wonderful—and functional—architectural oddities