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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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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

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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Scarlett Johansson Has Become Hollywood’s Canary in a Coal Mine

As the movie industry plots a big summer return, everyone's holding their breath to see if our most versatile actress will help 'Black Widow' soar
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A Look at Billionaire Eli Broad’s ‘Unreasonable’ Legacy

Why the late businessman and "venture philanthropist" did more than anyone in the last four decades to shape the landscape of Los Angeles
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What a Bout of COVID-19 Made Me Realize About My Bond with My Grandmother

For the past 90 years, my Grammy Rita has led a life packed with glamorous highs and dramatic dips. But it wasn’t until she fell ill last year that I appreciated the starring role she’s played in my own life
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When It Comes to Visibility, Armenians in America Are Hopeful Change Is on the Horizon

Last year, the war in Artsakh seemed to get buried beneath heaps of pandemic and election news. Now, an American president is poised to acknowledge the 1915 Genocide for the very first time
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One of My Kids Is Going Back to School. One Isn’t. Here’s How We Did the Math

As LAUSD schools prepare to reopen this week, a family reaches a split decision on in-person instruction
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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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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