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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'

Meet the actress stepping into Amy Winehouse's shoes

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To play the British soul singer, a relative unknown was cast, Marisa Abela, who committed herself to capturing the full complexity of a talented, tragic life.
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She didn't know there was an Amy Winehouse inside of her. Then the voice came out Click to view images

To play the British soul singer, a relative unknown was cast, Marisa Abela, who committed herself to capturing the full complexity of a talented, tragic life.

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Ben Gibbard on that glow-up of a haircut and his love-hate relationship with L.A. Click to view images

Ahead of dual performances at Saturday's Just Like Heaven festival, Ben Gibbard talks about his overlapping careers with the Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie.

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New York's studio building boom poses threat to L.A.'s Hollywood production Click to view images

New York is doubling down on film and TV to compete with its main rival, L.A., for a bigger slice of the Hollywood pie — even as the industry is struggling to rebound.

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After 34 years, David Hockney's magnificent 'Turandot' sets get resurrected in L.A. Click to view images

A three-decades-old design by David Hockney has been taken out of storage in Modesto, trucked south and reassembled for L.A. Opera's "Turandot" opening this week.

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20 new books you need to read this summer Click to view images

Here are 20 upcoming books — publishing between late May and August — that we recommend to kick off the summer reading season.

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East West Players appoints Lily Tung Crystal as its new artistic director Click to view images

East West Players' new artistic director is Lily Tung Crystal, who currently leads Theater Mu, the largest Asian American theater company in the Midwest. She co-founded Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company in the Bay Area.

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The "X-Men '97" finale makes us think about whether Professor Xavier or Magneto is right about humanity's capacity for tolerance and acceptance.

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