Will the Documentary Boom Continue After COVID?

Starved of life experiences during the pandemic, audiences have binged on documentaries. But for every ‘Hemingway’ there's a ‘Hot Girls Wanted’
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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
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In a Coronavirus World, ‘The Love Boat’ Is Still Afloat

A campy confection that gleefully ignores the realities cruise-ship life is just what Doc ordered right now
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On the Lookout for Love at the (Virtual) Matzo Ball

On Christmas Eve, I sailed off on an online journey to find a savory Jewish date. Instead, I ended up in the soup
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The Unique Disappointment of Being a High School Senior in 2020

According to one Westside charter school student, the pandemic hasn't just caused the cancelation of a slew of timeworn American rituals—it's complicated the Class of 2020's future
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Hollywood Is Embracing a Post-Vax Slate Made to Fill Theaters

After a year of dour dramas about dementia and American despair, movie lovers can look forward to films that actually sound...fun
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Chadwick Boseman Was the Right Actor for Every Role He Took—and Always Right When We Needed Him to Be

Whether he was Jackie Robinson or the King of Wakanda, the late actor always brought gravitas and irresistible magnetism to the screen
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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
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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

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