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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

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

Meet the L.A. Woman Demystifying Modern-Day Witchcraft

The author of Craft: How to Be a Modern Witch talks female empowerment, her love for L.A., and her witchy fashion muses
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A Look Back at California’s Long-Lost Black Beaches and Vacation Spots

In the new book ’Living the California Dream,’ historian Alison Rose Jefferson looks back at leisure’s place in the fight for civil rights

Anabel Hernández Risked Her Life to Tell the Story of 43 Missing Mexican Students

The exiled journalist turned her investigative reporting into a book, A Massacre in Mexico
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L.A. Is Losing Another Iconic Bookstore

Samuel French's Hollywood store—the company's last surviving physical outlet in the U.S.—is closing at the end of the month
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Justine Bateman Gets Why You Want to Be Famous

The actress-turned-author revisits her first book, Fame, at the L.A. Times Festival of Books

The Ladies’ Man: Can True Love Tame James Ellroy, the Demon Dog of L.A. Fiction?

Ellroy's latest book chronicles his history with women. Guess what? He's in love (again)

Five Questions for…Matt Adrian

The local artist and author is back with another installment of trademark paintings featuring his feathered friends
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Why ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Stars Tom and Ariana Will Never Get Married

The couple has a new house in the Valley, a new cocktail book on shelves, and a fresh season of drama on the horizon