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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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Larry Flynt’s Life in Contempt

Until he died, the pornographer and unlikely media mogul lived to offend, but it wasn’t a totally empty pursuit
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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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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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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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During Quarantine, a Zoom Writers’ Room Became My Connection to the Outside World

The experiment brought me up close and personal with quirky strangers—and saved me from my quarantined self
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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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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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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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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