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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'

Cannes Film Festival is glamorous but exhausting

The Cannes Film Festival, with all those amazing films, parties, movie stars, fashion icons — not to mention the French Riviera — is cool, exciting, and sometimes, exhausting and overwhelming.
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Column: Yes, the Cannes Film Festival is super glamorous, but it's also completely exhausting Click to view images

Ovation envy, lack of sleep, cruise crowds and warm Coke Zero — not everything about Cannes is cool and glamorous.

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Unexpectedly, two nights of classic goth and post-punk at Cruel World festival Click to view images

After Saturday's festival was cut short due to a threatening storm, Siouxsie and Iggy Pop returned on Sunday to perform for multiple generations of SoCal goths.

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'American Idol' crowns winner of Season 21 Click to view images

Iam Tongi, a high school student from Kahuku, Hawaii, won Season 21 of "American Idol" following an impressive run dedicated to his late father.

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Review: Halle Bailey makes a lovely 'Little Mermaid,' but this remake is less than shipshape Click to view images

Like many of Disney's live-action remakes of its animated classics, this splashy entertainment feels like a creative dead end.

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Bel Powley avoided period pieces, but 'A Small Light' was no 'dusty historical drama' Click to view images

In the NatGeo drama, Powley stars as Miep Gies, one of the people who helped eight Jews, including Anne Frank, hide in a secret annex in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.

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We asked Peso Pluma about his first hit. Then he hung up on us Click to view images

Peso Pluma is enjoying unprecedented success for a regional Mexican artist, topping the Billboard Hot 100 and Spotify's Top 50. Just don't ask him about that one song.

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'Vanderpump Rules' star Lala Kent on life after Randall Emmett Click to view images

Exclusive: "Vanderpump Rules" star Ariana Madix found an army of support from viewers and castmates when infidelity from her mate arose, but Kent and her story of betrayal have not engendered a similar outpouring of empathy.

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