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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'

The birth of TV's newest true-crime sensation

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Murdaughs, murder and the birth of TV's newest true-crime sensation Click to view images

The Alex Murdaugh murder trial has fueled a cottage industry, including a beneficial relationship between live trial coverage and feuding docuseries.

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The 57 best dance clubs in L.A. Click to view images

Los Angeles' nightlife thrives on its dance halls, lounges, bars and community hubs. Let us guide you to the best spots around the region.

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Commentary: How the aesthetics of drag drive the bigots mad Click to view images

Nine GOP-led state legislatures are considering restricting or even criminalizing drag shows. It's Gay Pride versus the Proud Boys.

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Review: A majestic 'Sunday in the Park With George' revival arrives at Pasadena Playhouse Click to view images

Pasadena Playhouse's Sondheim Celebration kicks into gear with a revival of "Sunday in the Park With George," directed by Sarna Lapine.

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Your favorite artist's favorite artist: How SZA went from cult star to pop superstar Click to view images

The singer-songwriter took six years between album releases, a lifetime in the streaming era. The result? She's now one of pop's biggest and boldest stars.

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'Snowfall' star Damson Idris predicts tempest of a final season that could rival 'The Wire' Click to view images

Damson Idris reflects on "Snowfall" as the FX series begins its sixth and final season: "There will be a conversation about whether this or 'The Wire' was the greatest crime show."

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Steven Spielberg gave his sisters veto power on 'The Fabelmans.' They gave him their trust
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The director and his three sisters — Anne, Sue and Nancy — have always been close. "The Fabelmans," his film based on their childhoods, deepened the bond.

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