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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

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

Remembering Tom Sherak

L.A.'s Film Czar died on Tuesday. Editor-at-large Amy Wallace says he handled his illness "with class and humility and grace and a sense of humor"

L.A. Craft Beer Legend Sam Samaniego Passes Away

Farewell to the Stuffed Sandwich’s Sam Samaniego, affectionately known as the “Beer Nazi”

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 A.C. Lyles

Wisdom from the longtime Paramount producer, who passed away on Friday

R.I.P. Elmore Leonard

Acclaimed writer Elmore Leonard, who was known for a number of crisp, cool crime novels that became Hollywood flicks, has died.

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.