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‘Possible Selves’: Inside the hidden stories of LA foster youth

In “Possible Selves,” Shaun Kadlec captures the inspiring stories of LA foster teens as they...

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Beets and hazelnuts are at the center of this veggie burger

Lukas Volger approaches veggie burgers with the premise that they should be a creative expression...

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A new book considers a world where meat isn't at the center of the plate

When we remove meat from the center of our plates, what do we find? How would our world look if...

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Evan Kleiman's favorite children's book gets a special reading

Good Food host Evan Kleiman has been lobbying for a special reading of her favorite food-focused...

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How 'hippie food' went mainstream

San Francisco Chronicle food writer Jonathan Kauffman has a story to tell about how formerly...

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Spring Megabanter: Cannes flops, Scarlett Johansson vs. OpenAI, underwhelming box offices

A frighteningly lackluster summer box office, human ScarJo dukes it out with OpenAI’s...

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Weekend film reviews: ‘Furiosa,’ ‘Taking Venice,’ ‘Hit Man’

The latest film releases are Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, Taking Venice, Hit Man, and Queen of the...

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Navigating the deadly maze of the prison industrial complex

Being a 140-pound 19 year old, who had not yet had to shave is a daunting time to enter an...

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Disneyland characters unionize as company invests in parks

Mickey Mouse, Tigger, and Mulan now have a union to help them win a workplace happily ever after....

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How will AI and deepfakes affect this year’s elections?

How much could AI and deepfakes threaten election integrity? Is round two of the border bill dead...

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Weekend film reviews: ‘Furiosa,’ ‘Taking Venice,’ ‘Hit Man’

The latest film releases are Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, Taking Venice, Hit Man, and Queen of the...

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How CA got its unique coastline, what cool creatures live there

The California coast spans 840 miles and boasts all kinds of flora and fauna, including gooseneck...

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Murder of LA actress led to country’s first anti-stalking laws

The first laws criminalizing stalking in California stemmed from the 1991 trial of Robert Bardo,...

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Dear Ruth: How Ruth Dolphin (Re-)Built a Musical Empire

Lost Notes celebrates the life of Ruth Dolphin, who went from being a terrified widow with four...

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More high-profile crimes on LA Metro: What will city leaders do?

Mayor Karen Bass announced that she’ll add more police officers to trains, buses, and stations...

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Replay: In divided world, how to speak ‘whole language’ of compassion

The LA City Council declared May 19 “Father Greg Boyle Day,” and Joe Biden recently awarded the...

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‘The Sympathizer’ author Viet Thanh Nguyen on new memoir ‘A Man of Two Faces’

Pulitzer-prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his memoir “ A Man of Two Faces: A...

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Medical Tourism

There are many reasons to go abroad for healthcare, but attention is needed to carefully weigh...

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Jeff Daniels on 'A Man in Full' and life lessons from James Gandolfini

Actor Jeff Daniels seems to move effortlessly between genres and performance mediums. His...

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Ava DuVernay on the resonance of Haile Gerima’s film ‘Sankofa’

Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay’s films have often depicted acts of resistance, whether by...

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