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Essential California By the end of 2023, at least 65 notable restaurants had shut down in L.A. What does this mean for a city that wouldn't be complete without its robust restaurant scene?  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  May 23, 2024   View in browser By Defne Karabatur Good morning. It's Thursday, May 23 . Here's what you need to know to start your day. The L.A. restaurant industry is facing another harsh year as new legislation, inflation, higher wages and pandemic fallout are creating obstacles. EVs and hybrids are twice as likely to hit pedestrians as gas cars. 24 superb things to do around L.A. to kick off the summer of 2024. And here'

A filmmaker was catfished by his own father

Patton Oswalt didn't fully believe that "I Love My Dad" was a true story when he first read the script, until filmmaker James Morosini explained it himself.
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A filmmaker was catfished by his own father. Then he cast Patton Oswalt in a movie about it Click to view images

Based on the experience of filmmaker/co-star James Morosini, "I Love My Dad" finds Patton Oswalt in a grimly funny turn as a troubled father.

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Cris Abrego, one of Hollywood's few high-ranking Latino executives, oversees U.S. and Latin American operations for reality TV juggernaut Banijay.

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'These stories changed my life': How Penny Marshall shaped the new 'League of Their Own' Click to view images

A visit with the late filmmaker, and affection for her baseball classic, guided Abbi Jacobson, Will Graham and company in their inclusive 2022 reboot.

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How an overlooked Black collective carved out pathways for a new generation of photographers Click to view images

The work of the influential photography collective the Kamoinge Workshop, founded in 1963, laid the groundwork for Black artists and photographers to soar.

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss on the secrets to aging gracefully Click to view images

Plant and Krauss discuss their first album together in 15 years, their 'happily incompatible' friendship and, of course, the chances of a Led Zeppelin reunion.

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Salman Rushdie and the long shadow of 'The Satanic Verses' Click to view images

Salman Rushdie was marked for death and celebrated as an icon after writing "The Satanic Verses." Last week's near-fatal attack reminds us of the stakes

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