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A Year Spent Surviving a Pandemic Alone

From panic attacks to feelings of detachment, prolonged solitude took its toll on a writer living alone though the COVID-19 crisis. How he coped—and how he hopes the year changes us for the better
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Hungry and Loaded on Hollywood Boulevard

When writer Emily Sullivan thinks about her time as a heroin addict living a stone's throw from the Walk of Fame, she thinks of an insatiable hunger and the sustenance that kept her alive
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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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After a Year Like This One, L.A. Has Earned a Proper Post-Pandemic Party

2020 has been full of pain and uncertainty, but after a string of historic victories, Angelenos have plenty of reason to celebrate when the time is right
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This Was Supposed to Be the Clippers’ Season—What the Hell Happened?

In abnormal times, the collapse of the Clippers feels way too familiar to long-suffering fans
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As Wildfires Ravage the State, the Dark Side of the California Dream Slinks Out of the Shadows

Fires have always loomed large over the California landscape—both a cleansing promise and an obliterating threat. But like so much else these days, they suddenly seem out of control
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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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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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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
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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