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Sundance goes virtual for a different kind of film festival

The Sundance Film Festival kicked off this week, but there will be no crowded screenings in Park City movie theaters....

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The FBI’s Crusade Against MLK Was Darker Than You Think

Director Sam Pollard did a deep dive into the FBI’s surveillance of MLK under the leadership of J. Edgar Hoover...

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Rebecca Sacks: “City of a Thousand Gates”

Rebecca Sacks discusses her novel, “City of a Thousand Gates,” which explores the Palestinian-Israeli...

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Joe Mathews: Space for Southern Californians to do their thing, whatever that may be

It’s hard to overstate the importance of places like the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in highly-urbanized...

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Nail salon and barbershop owners in SoCal have struggled to pay bills. Now their businesses can reopen

Mai Lam is two months behind on her rent — $4000 monthly for a nail salon in Sherman Oaks. Along with her...

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Is it actually a problem to charge everyone who illegally entered the Capitol?

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the debate about charging everyone who participated in the insurrection at the...

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Fran Lebowitz: ‘Pretend It’s a City’

Writer and speaker Fran Lebowitz on her misinterpreted affection for New York.

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What Biden’s presidency means for the LGBTQ community

Within his first hours of becoming the 46th President, Joe Biden signed a number of executive orders. One was a...

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LA Sheriff’s Department under state probe for reported accountability issues

LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva is facing another investigation — this time from Sacramento. California Attorney...

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Does this treatment really work?

Next time you are being prescribed a drug or offered a procedure, ask the doctor, “what does research suggest...

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The beguiling charms of "Our Friend"

Flawlessly acted by Dakota Johnson, Casey Affleck and Jason Segel, and beautifully directed by Gabriela...

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President Biden calls for unity. Will he get it?

Josh Barro talks with David Dayen and Lanhee Chen about Congress getting organized for the Biden presidency, the...

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Netflix celebrates 200 million subscribers, moving closer to global streaming domination

Netflix officially has 200 million subscribers as it exponentially grows during the pandemic. The streamer, which...

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This Week in Weed: What will ‘bud’ look like under the Biden administration?

President Donald Trump’s term has come to a fateful end. Now, some are wondering what an America under Joe...

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Jimmy Carter’s Foreign Policy Record Reveals Both Hope and Cynicism (Part 2)

In the second part of the “Scheer Intelligence” interview with Jonathan Alter, the author of “His...

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California’s fixation on balanced budgets has compounded the state’s big problems

Zocalo commentator Joe Mathews has come with a word that describes what he calls the state’s obsessive and...

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Eileen Myles: “For Now (Why I Write)”

Those who read to write will want to hear Eileen Myles talk about “For Now,” which is part of the "Why I...

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Long Beach starts inoculating teachers next week. Rest of LA County fumbles COVID vaccine rollout

First Governor Gavin Newsom recommended that county health departments prioritize vaccinating residents ages 65 and...

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Last call for pardons

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the final acts of the Trump administration: the last pardons he gave, the ones he...

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Aaron Sorkin: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

Writer-director Aaron Sorkin on writing up to the edge of melodrama.

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