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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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L.A. Nightlife Will Return, but the Sense of Community Might Be Harder to Rebuild

A year after clubs closed, a writer and DJ suspects not everyone will be ready to party as soon as it's permissible
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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