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Outfest    begins today, with an opening gala at the Orpheum downtown. The film festival’s main mission is to promote equality and share more LGBTQ stories on the big screen.

Outfest begins today, with an opening gala at the Orpheum downtown. The film festival’s main mission is to promote equality and share more LGBTQ stories on the big screen.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hip-hop photography through the decades, from NY to LA

The Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City has a new exhibit that pays tribute to some of hip-hop’s greats. It’s called    Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop   .

Hollywood News Banter: Were Emmy nominations just business as usual?

Emmy nominations  are out , and HBO has at least for this year bested rival Netflix.

Chef Thomas Ortega’s take on fast-casual “pocho cuisine”

Chef   Thomas Ortega   calls his culinary style “pocho cuisine,” implying a seamless relationship between his American and Mexican influences.

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This Sunday, July 21 marks the one-year anniversary of Jonathan Gold's passing.   Amy Scattergood   was one of the late restaurant critic's collaborators at the   LA Times  .

One year after Jonathan Gold

This Sunday, July 21 marks the one-year anniversary of Jonathan Gold's passing. Amy Scattergood was one of the late restaurant critic's collaborators at the LA Times .

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Eater just released its long awaited list of   best new restaurants   in the country.

Eater releases its standout new restaurants—and two are from LA

Eater just released its long awaited list of best new restaurants in the country.

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Josh Pressman and Jihee Kim are the chefs and partners behind   Dandi ,  a tasting menu experience in Koreatown’s Hotel Normandie.

Santa Monica Farmers Market is teeming with fresh corn

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Lawry’s The Prime Rib   is an LA institution, and it’s celebrating its 80 years by doing something such institutions are not especially known for: changing.   
  Lawry’s chief…

How Lawry’s is changing after 80 years in the business

Lawry’s The Prime Rib is an LA institution, and it’s celebrating its 80 years by doing something such institutions are not especially known for: changing.  Lawry’s chief…

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Sarah Scott was a working actress in Hollywood with the usual ups and downs of a life in the entertainment industry.

Actress Sarah Scott on SAG-AFTRA in the Me Too era

Sarah Scott was a working actress in Hollywood with the usual ups and downs of a life in the entertainment industry.

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Designer Greg Chait explains his cashmere lifestyle with his luxury line "The Elder Statesman".

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Designer Greg Chait explains his cashmere lifestyle with his luxury line "The Elder Statesman".

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The Van Winderden family has a robust farming legacy of growing cut flowers and avocados in Carpinteria with their Ever-Bloom brand.

A conservative farming family embraces California’s “green rush”

The Van Winderden family has a robust farming legacy of growing cut flowers and avocados in Carpinteria with their Ever-Bloom brand.

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Ted Nash took home several Grammys in 2017 for his compositional work on presidential speeches.

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Ted Nash took home several Grammys in 2017 for his compositional work on presidential speeches.

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The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, outside of the quiet beach town of Oceano, has been making headlines this summer following six deaths at the park this year.

Controversies continue over the use of Oceano Dunes park

The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, outside of the quiet beach town of Oceano, has been making headlines this summer following six deaths at the park this year.

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was originally created after the 9/11 attacks.

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Bears, wolves and mountain lions are some of the fiercest predators on earth. But the human voice terrifies them all.

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The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will not ban the use of a pesticide called chlorpyrifos, which is used on fruit, nuts, soybeans, broccoli, cauliflower, and other…

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The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will not ban the use of a pesticide called chlorpyrifos, which is used on fruit, nuts, soybeans, broccoli, cauliflower, and other…

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President Trump announced on Thursday that he plans to nominate Eugene Scalia as his new Secretary of Labor. Eugene Scalia's father is the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia as Labor Secretary

President Trump announced on Thursday that he plans to nominate Eugene Scalia as his new Secretary of Labor. Eugene Scalia's father is the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Our critics review the Netflix original "Secret Obsession," starring Brenda Song as a woman who wakes up with amnesia after a traumatic attack; "Into the Ashes," about an ex-con who…

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Aaron Byrd showcases summer favorites from multi-talented artist Blood Orange, BEA1991, and rapper Big K.R.I.T.

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Aaron Byrd showcases summer favorites from multi-talented artist Blood Orange, BEA1991, and rapper Big K.R.I.T.

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Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney explain why they just needed to get out of each other's hair for a bit.

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