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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
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How an Iconic 1991 Album Helped Me Find My Place in L.A.

I was a nine-year-old refugee from Iran feeling lost and alone in L.A. Then 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik' came out
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The Pleasures of Plane Spotting at the Proud Bird

For writer Anthony Pignataro, spending afternoons at the LAX-set restaurant became a connection to his present, his past, and the people who’ve populated both
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The Mad Dash to Get Angelyne on the Recall Ballot

A member of the L.A. billboard queen's campaign staff recalls an emergency journey to Sacramento
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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

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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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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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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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