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A Year Spent Surviving a Pandemic Alone

From panic attacks to feelings of detachment, prolonged solitude took its toll on a writer living alone though the COVID-19 crisis. How he coped—and how he hopes the year changes us for the better
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What We’ve Learned During the Pandemic

During the COVID-19 crisis, people have taken up everything from cooking to raising chickens, but the lessons we’ve gleaned are bigger than the skills themselves
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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
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The Pandemic Forced Me Back to My Roots, but It Wasn’t Easy

Hair seemed like a crazy thing to obsess over during a crisis, but writer Aubree Nichols says that as her roots grew in, old demons emerged
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How DJ Erick Morillo Went from EDM Superstar to Cautionary Tale

Inside the wild life and tragic death of a record-spinning star with the ghostwriter who knew him better than many
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After a Year Like This One, L.A. Has Earned a Proper Post-Pandemic Party

2020 has been full of pain and uncertainty, but after a string of historic victories, Angelenos have plenty of reason to celebrate when the time is right
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As Wildfires Ravage the State, the Dark Side of the California Dream Slinks Out of the Shadows

Fires have always loomed large over the California landscape—both a cleansing promise and an obliterating threat. But like so much else these days, they suddenly seem out of control
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What I Saw at the Revolution: A First-Person Account of the L.A. Protests

A native Angeleno's misadventures on the front lines of a movement that was generations in the making
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Why You Should Eat Dinner Alone in L.A. at Least Once

Prime eavesdropping that is highly recommended

Cramming for Klosterman: A Study Guide

The New York Times columnist and critic is coming to L.A. to discuss his new essay collection. Want to attend the reading and sound smart? Here's a refresher on all things Klosterman.