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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'

Turning 'The Color Purple' into an inventive musical

Musician-turned-filmmaker Blitz Bazawule talks about transforming Alice Walker's deeply moving book "The Color Purple" into an inventive musical that leans into Celie's imagination.
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A new tint of 'The Color Purple' comes to the screen, more tuneful and unbound Click to view images

Musician-turned-filmmaker Blitz Bazawule talks about transforming Alice Walker's deeply moving book "The Color Purple" into an inventive musical that leans into Celie's imagination.

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CBS to air 2024 Golden Globes, ending awards' longtime partnership with NBC Click to view images

CBS announced Friday that it will televise the 81st Golden Globes on Jan. 7, 2024. The awards, which were rocked by scandal following a 2021 Times investigation, had aired on NBC since 1996.

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George Brown, Kool & the Gang co-founder and drummer, dies at 74 Click to view images

George Brown co-wrote such Kool & the Gang classics as "Celebration" and "Jungle Boogie," and earned the nickname "Funky" for his style of drumming.

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How 'The Crown' replicated Diana's iconic swimsuits, her 'ballgowns of this season' Click to view images

Amy Roberts and Sidonie Roberts, the costume designers of "The Crown," explain how they re-created the swimsuits that Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Princess of Wales, wore for Season 6.

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Disney's 'Wish' celebrates 100 years with 100-plus callbacks. Inside some of the best Click to view images

The creatives behind Walt Disney Animation's "Wish" discuss the project's origins and explain a few of its best allusions to the studio's 100-year legacy.

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When 'The Powerpuff Girls' arrived 25 years ago, a cute, crime-fighting trio took over the world Click to view images

On the 25th anniversary of its premiere, creator Craig McCracken spoke about the origins of "The Powerpuff Girls" and how the animated trio became a pop culture phenomenon.

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What can we learn from the cactus thieves Click to view images

Jared D. Margulies' "The Cactus Hunters," unearths the global trade in stolen succulents. What these thieves might have to teach us about saving our plants

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