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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'

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How the JFK assassination changed TV news and the journalists who covered it 60 years ago Click to view images

Coverage of the Kennedy assassination 60 years ago changed the course of TV news and shaped the careers of some of America's best known journalists.

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2024 Oscars shaping up as a 'Barbenheimer' sequel Click to view images

"Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" ruled the summer. Now it looks like they'll take over the Oscars. We comb through the categories to see how many nominations they'll likely earn.

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Review: A Jewish man walks into a room full of neo-Nazis. Self-exploration, empathy and sly humor ensue Click to view images

Comedian Alex Edelman brings his acclaimed Broadway show, in which he muses on Jewish identity, empathy and how he came to hang out with a group of white nationalists, to the Mark Taper Forum.

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What Billie Eilish learned from her own 'Barbie' song, 'What Was I Made For?' Click to view images

Director Greta Gerwig asked the singer-songwriter for "Barbie's heart song — the song that is deep inside her core that she doesn't even completely know is there." The result made her cry.

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Viral TikToker — and sometimes director — Martin Scorsese laughs off internet fame: 'I was tricked' Click to view images

Martin Scorsese insists he had no idea his daughter Francesca was going to post the videos that have gone viral on the social media platform.

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With sports and horror movies as canvas, an artist dissects the world's digital upheaval Click to view images

Paul Pfeiffer looks at the spectacular social and political upheaval generated by the digital revolution, using everything from the Stanley Cup to the shower from "Psycho."

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Metro Boomin works his head-spinning sonics into 'Am I Dreaming' for 'Spider-Man' Click to view images

The songwriter and super-producer worked on "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" songs before going on to produce the movie's soundtrack — along with a cameo role voicing his own character, the Metro Spider.

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