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A Year Spent Surviving a Pandemic Alone

From panic attacks to feelings of detachment, prolonged solitude took its toll on a writer living alone though the COVID-19 crisis. How he coped—and how he hopes the year changes us for the better
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Hungry and Loaded on Hollywood Boulevard

When writer Emily Sullivan thinks about her time as a heroin addict living a stone's throw from the Walk of Fame, she thinks of an insatiable hunger and the sustenance that kept her alive
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An Untimely Death Moves Through a Family Like Wildfire

As the news broadcast images of a newly charred world, writer Susan Heeger waded through devastation within her own family
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The Pandemic Forced Me Back to My Roots, but It Wasn’t Easy

Hair seemed like a crazy thing to obsess over during a crisis, but writer Aubree Nichols says that as her roots grew in, old demons emerged
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We Need to Flatten the Curve of Despair

Isolation can be deadly, but our lack of connection well predates the COVID-19 crisis
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How DJ Erick Morillo Went from EDM Superstar to Cautionary Tale

Inside the wild life and tragic death of a record-spinning star with the ghostwriter who knew him better than many
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After a Year Like This One, L.A. Has Earned a Proper Post-Pandemic Party

2020 has been full of pain and uncertainty, but after a string of historic victories, Angelenos have plenty of reason to celebrate when the time is right
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This Was Supposed to Be the Clippers’ Season—What the Hell Happened?

In abnormal times, the collapse of the Clippers feels way too familiar to long-suffering fans
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As Wildfires Ravage the State, the Dark Side of the California Dream Slinks Out of the Shadows

Fires have always loomed large over the California landscape—both a cleansing promise and an obliterating threat. But like so much else these days, they suddenly seem out of control
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More Men Are Wearing Makeup. And Now I See Why

As companies from Chanel to CVS get into the men's makeup market, Joel Stein takes some concealers, CC creams, and blotting powders for a spin