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They Held on Through the Pandemic, and Now L.A.’s Black-Owned Bookstores Are Thriving

As people across the country seek out antiracist literature, bookstores like Reparations Club, Eso Won Books, and Malik Books are seeing a huge spike in business
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Louie Anderson, TV’s Unlikeliest Mother, Took Cues from His Own

In time for Mother's Day, the actor-comedian releases a book full of stories for his family's late matriarch

‘Stray’ Author Stephanie Danler Has Some Book Recs for You

The Silver Lake Resident, whose memoir is out today, picks three faves
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TV Writer Bess Kalb Turned Her Grandmother’s Hilarious Voicemails Into a Family History

A lifetime of messages come to life in 'Nobody Will Tell You This but Me'

A Look Inside the Final Days of Hollywood Park Race Track

Before it shuttered in 2013, photographer Michele Asselin turned her lens on the Inglewood landmark

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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‘I’d Made the Decision I Was Going to Try Heroin’: Dan Peres Delves Into the Dirty Details of His Addiction

In an exclusive excerpt from the former ’Details’ editor’s buzzy new memoir, he recalls a wildly misspent night in Los Angeles
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Publisher Calls Off L.A. Event for Controversial Novel ‘American Dirt’

The book’s publication and marketing have been the subject of significant outrage

A Former Party Crasher Explains How He Infiltrated Some of Hollywood’s Most Elite Events

"The toughest are the Globes and the Oscars, of course. But nothing is impossible," according to Adrian Maher

1970s Literary ‘It’ Girl Eve Babitz Is Having a Renaissance—at 76

The typically press-shy author opens up about her racy past, her current politics, and how she really feels about being a millennial feminist icon