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In a Coronavirus World, ‘The Love Boat’ Is Still Afloat

A campy confection that gleefully ignores the realities cruise-ship life is just what Doc ordered right now
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If Ever There Were a City to Finesse a Catastrophe, It’s Los Angeles

A city shaped by fires, floods, droughts, and earthquakes may never be the same after this latest disaster—but it never stays the same for long anyway
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Will the Pandemic Turn Us All Into Teenage Girls?

As we spend more time gazing at our phones and monitoring our social feeds during the safer-at-home order, experts worry our mental health could suffer
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Kobe Bryant Embodied the Soul of Los Angeles Like No One Else

The late Lakers legend represented the maddening contradictions, startling light, and strange darkness of L.A.

The Brentwood of My Youth—Joan Didion’s Brentwood—Is Long Gone

Growing up in the Westside neighborhood in the late ’70s, I reveled in its affluent simplicity. Now, I hardly recognize it
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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