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What I Saw from the Midst of the Looting in Santa Monica

One writer offers his personal account of being on the ground as vandalism and looting spread though Santa Monica on Sunday

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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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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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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Is Erewhon’s Arrival in Silver Lake the Final Nail in the Gentrifying Neighborhood’s Coffin?

It's been ages since the first domino fell, but the pricey grocery store signals a new phase in the enclave's transformation into WeHo East
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When Life Hands You Lemons…You Eventually Learn to Love Lemons

The pandemic opened our eyes to a lot of things. For Peter Flax, it was the value of a culinary treasure trove in his own backyard
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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
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Taylor Swift Reclaims Her ‘Love Story’

The singer-songwriter's first released rerecording since the Scooter Braun controversy is a return rather than a redo

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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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