Bewitched: My Close Encounter With the Oracle of L.A.

”I felt confident that, as far as witches go, Amanda was the real deal.”
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The Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round Makes Its Return

Readers Ask Chris about local 9/11 memorials, and more
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The Many Lives (and Names) of Chicano Icon Rubén Guevara

A new documentary traces the journey of an L.A. legend who's influenced generations of Latino/a artists and musicians
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‘The Vivian Maier Effect’: An Artist’s Unearthed Photos Reveal a Bygone L.A.

The new four-volume book KALI Ltd. Ed. chronicles Joan Archibald’s transformation from Long Island housewife to elusive artist
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‘This Is Your Land’: L.A. Removes Father Serra’s Name from DTLA Park

The park's renaming is one of a handful of initiatives the city is pursuing to reckon with wrongs against Indigenous people
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L.A.’s Economy Is Huge, but How Many People Work for the City?

Readers Ask Chris about a pair of landmark works of art, and more
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How the Movies Made Los Angeles the Ultimate American City

Classic movies set in L.A.—some well-known, some less so—offer candid glimpses of a city getting ready for its close-up
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A Look Back at Licorice Pizza, the SoCal Record Store P.T. Anderson’s New Movie Is Named After

The Glendale-based chain was a local staple from the late '60s through the mid '80s
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The Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round Makes Its Return

Readers Ask Chris about local 9/11 memorials, and more
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Malibu Barbie, a California Icon, Is Turning 50

The beloved doll launched back in 1971, and Mattel is celebrating with a pop-up truck tour