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Local Writers Reflect on Maya Angelou’s Legacy

Her recent passing inspired tributes from around the world, but we looked closer to home to explore the influence of her work

Poodle Skirt Maker Dies in Reseda

Florence Schulman's iconic garment is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

5 Things We Learned from Harold Ramis

Whether or not you were looking for it, you got more than laughs from a Harold Ramis movie

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Best Movie Roles

He took characters who could have been punchlines and turned them into human beings

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

He was the proverbial actor’s actor who somehow always successfully concealed the flashy mechanisms of acting

TCM’s Poignant Tribute To Departed Stars Of 2013

Turner Classic Movies remembers Esther Williams and a galaxy of lost movie stars in this beautiful short.

Business Writer and Los Angeles Magazine Columnist Mark Lacter Has Died

Executive editor Matthew Segal on the passing of the “peerless” journalist at 59.

Lou Reed’s L.A. Culture Collide

Performing in L.A. in 2008, Lou Reed played none of his hits. He occasionally peered up from his instrument, his visage forever caught somewhere between a scowl, a smirk, and a smile.

Remembering J.J. Cale

He shunned the spotlight, didn’t play out a lot, didn’t give interviews, only had one almost-hit but try to find a current rock, folk or Americana fan who didn’t know his name.

The Jazz Baroness of Strawberry Drive

Last week, the Los Angeles jazz world lost one of its most ardent and influential patrons, journalist Mimi Melnick.