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Philip Righter’s Basquiats Were as Fake as His Origin Story. How the Masquerade Unraveled

The shape-shifting, Ripley-esque West Hollywood man-about-town duped an aspiring actor into serving as his front to sell six million dollars’ worth of art masterpieces

Inside the Battle for Britney Spears

A grassroots campaign to #FreeBritney from her father’s legal guardianship is exposing a shadow industry that critics say preys on high-net-worth individuals under mental and emotional duress

There’s a Sudden Burst of Color in L.A.’s Improv Scene

And troupes like the Black Version are lighting the way
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She Left to Use the Restroom at LACMA and Never Returned. What Happened to Nancy Paulikas?

The retired software engineer's disappearance reveals troubling inadequacies in the search for missing persons with Alzheimer's
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Inside the Rise of GTramp, the High-Flying Sport That Was Born on Instagram

Venice Beach has become a Mecca for a new sort of counterculture athlete: the flipper

The Rise of Silicon Beach

Ask investors, company heads, and other influentials what makes our tech sector special and they’ll sum it up this way: creativity

Adam Schiff Is Ready to Rumble

The mild-mannered, vegan congressman from Burbank has become the GOP’s worst nightmare—but is he tough enough to take on the Trump smear machine?

From the Archives: The Machiavelli of Muck

His double-dealing made him Hollywood’s top investigator. Then it all fell apart