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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

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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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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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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One of My Kids Is Going Back to School. One Isn’t. Here’s How We Did the Math

As LAUSD schools prepare to reopen this week, a family reaches a split decision on in-person instruction
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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