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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'

How humor and hashtags fostered a subculture

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The three-part Hulu docuseries traces how Black people have used the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, now X, as a means of communal expression.
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'Black Twitter: A People's History' tells how humor and hashtags fostered a subculture Click to view images

The three-part Hulu docuseries traces how Black people have used the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, now X, as a means of communal expression.

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Column: This Mother's Day, forget the cards and flowers. Women want their rights instead Click to view images

Abortion access. Paid parental leave. Federally funded daycare. If the U.S. is so serious about celebrating mothers, this is what's on our wish list.

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Commentary: What's missing in two starry new productions of Ibsen and Chekhov on Broadway Click to view images

Steve Carell in Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" and Jeremy Strong in Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People" lend excitement to new Broadway revivals that struggle to update these plays for a contemporary audience.

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Two studies find an increase in mental health portrayals on TV, and they're more positive Click to view images

The studies, commissioned by MTV Entertainment Studios in partnership with the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and Media Impact Project, found more positive portrayals of mental health on TV.

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TV series based on Shohei Ohtani interpreter gambling scandal in the works at Lionsgate Click to view images

The gambling scandal surrounding Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani's interpreter is coming to the small screen, as Lionsgate Television plans a scripted series around the real-life drama.

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Hailey and Justin Bieber are expecting their first baby, baby, baby, ooh! Click to view images

Hailey Bieber is expecting her first child with Justin Bieber, the celebrity couple announced Thursday. The "Baby" singer and the model were married in 2018.

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'Fallout' is fun, but the reality of a post-nuclear apocalypse is nightmare fuel Click to view images

Prime Video's hit show "Fallout" and other pop culture depictions of the post-apocalypse are pretty far from reality, as this writer learns from Annie Jacobsen's "Nuclear War: A Scenario."

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