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I Lost My Sense of Smell During a COVID Breakthrough Infection. This Is What I Learned

Losing your sense of smell—even temporarily—might sound like a trivial side effect of a deadly virus, but an expert explains how it can have a big impact on everything from mental health to dating

When a Celebrated Mid-Century House Becomes a Home

The house Alexandra Becket grew up in has been photographed by Julius Shulman and was recently purchased by Ellen DeGeneres. For her, its value will always be in the stories it holds
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How Robin Williams’s Son Helped Me Come to Terms with My Father’s Suicide

To Zak Williams, Robin Williams wasn’t just a movie star, he was a human being—and a dad not too different from my own
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How an Iconic 1991 Album Helped Me Find My Place in L.A.

I was a nine-year-old refugee from Iran feeling lost and alone in L.A. Then 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik' came out
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An Affair to Dismember: My Two Decades Covering Robert Durst

Journalist Lisa DePaulo spent years covering the case of the infamous millionaire murderer—then she became a witness at his trial
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How the Movies Made Los Angeles the Ultimate American City

Classic movies set in L.A.—some well-known, some less so—offer candid glimpses of a city getting ready for its close-up
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Warning of Trumpism, Biden Tries to Help Newsom Run Up the Score on the Recall

Putting the recall race into perspective, the President told a crowd in Long Beach Monday night, “The rest of America is counting on you, and so am I"
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John Mulaney Said He Didn’t Want Kids and Now He’s Having One—So What?

The comedian's announcement that he and Olivia Munn are procreating caused much consternation in the Twittersphere, but changing your mind isn't exactly a crime
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The Mad Dash to Get Angelyne on the Recall Ballot

A member of the L.A. billboard queen's campaign staff recalls an emergency journey to Sacramento
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What Now? With a Mayor on the Way Out, L.A. Plunges Into the Great Unknown

A leadership void when Eric Garcetti goes to India could have serious repercussions for the city