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Online sales have skyrocketed during the pandemic, and so have the mountains of packaging that protect those orders in transit.

Online sales have skyrocketed during the pandemic, and so have the mountains of packaging that protect those orders in transit. Packaging designers are working to figure out how to lessen the environmental impact of their creations.

from Greater LA

COVID-19 is raising awareness about life without smell. Someone born with anosmia shares advice

Tens of thousands of people who’ve contracted COVID-19 have experienced a partial or complete loss of the sense of smell. For many, that sense of smell comes back slowly over time.

Three LA art shows center on nature, gardening, activism

Many people have turned toward their gardens over the last year for sustenance, a new hobby, or a mental health break.

Dolly Parton remixes ‘Jolene’ and gets COVID vaccine shot that she helped fund

Plenty of celebrities have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, including Ian McKellen, Joan Collins, and Martha Stewart.

HBO docuseries focuses on Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, and the child sex abuse allegations against him

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow were the 1980s New York City power couple.

Vanity Fair’s editor-in-chief Radhika Jones on redefining glamour.

from The Treatment

Spring TV season is here. Marvel’s “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” (Disney+) is about an unlikely duo teaming up.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week’s picks include an exhibition you can view from York Boulevard, highlighting women who fight for environmental justice.

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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 2, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 2, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 2, 2021.

John Simmons on photographing in 1960s Chicago: "I've been chased out of areas, I've been escorted by the police out of areas. And that just kind of went with the job.

Civil rights photographer John Simmons on the necessity of telling the story and feeling bulletproof

John Simmons on photographing in 1960s Chicago: "I've been chased out of areas, I've been escorted by the police out of areas. And that just kind of went with the job.

from Greater LA

Ellen Reid has scored more than 20 miles of trails throughout Griffith Park for her app called Soundwalk.

'Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK': Music for hiking around Griffith Park, curated just for you

Ellen Reid has scored more than 20 miles of trails throughout Griffith Park for her app called Soundwalk.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 1, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 1, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 1, 2021.

Long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC’s) are under-used and often too expensive for many women – but this significantly restricts a woman’s contraceptive autonomy.

Unplanned pregnancies and contraceptives

Long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC’s) are under-used and often too expensive for many women – but this significantly restricts a woman’s contraceptive autonomy.

from Second Opinion

Death and dying are inevitable and a natural part of life’s cycle.

Could Death with Dignity legislation open up a slippery slope?

Death and dying are inevitable and a natural part of life’s cycle.

from Life Examined

In March 2020, Esmé Deprez received a text from her father. Suffering from ALS, Ronald David Deprez had had enough.

An intimate account of a medically assisted death

In March 2020, Esmé Deprez received a text from her father. Suffering from ALS, Ronald David Deprez had had enough.

from Life Examined

"The United States vs. Billie Holiday" chronicles the U.S.

When the Feds are the enemy

"The United States vs. Billie Holiday" chronicles the U.S.

from Film Reviews

Some restaurant models are designed for doorstep delivery so much so that they have their own packaging. Think pizza, Chinese takeout cartons, even a bright pink donut box.

‘In the Weeds’: Pasjoli opts for takeout in lieu of tableside

Some restaurant models are designed for doorstep delivery so much so that they have their own packaging. Think pizza, Chinese takeout cartons, even a bright pink donut box.

from Good Food

Boiling water can be a lifeline in a crisis, and it’s a cornerstone of cooking. Yet for many, the act of doing it is still a mystery.

Reaching a boiling point

Boiling water can be a lifeline in a crisis, and it’s a cornerstone of cooking. Yet for many, the act of doing it is still a mystery.

from Good Food

Professor Alex Susskind of Cornell School of Hotel Administration says this is the most disruptive period he has seen in the restaurant industry.

Say ‘Check, please!’ before receiving and eating dinner

Professor Alex Susskind of Cornell School of Hotel Administration says this is the most disruptive period he has seen in the restaurant industry.

from Good Food

Gillian Ferguson heads to the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market to catch up with Chef Ki Kim of Naemo , a modern Korean pop-up.

Turning out fine dining-worthy takeout with farmers market produce

Gillian Ferguson heads to the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market to catch up with Chef Ki Kim of Naemo , a modern Korean pop-up.

from Good Food

Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast, is on a mission to create a new pasta shape.

Pasta Project: a quixotic effort to create a new pasta shape

Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast, is on a mission to create a new pasta shape.

from Good Food

Tomato planting season is nigh. For almost three decades, Scott Daigre has hosted Tomatomania! each year at the beginning of spring.

Tomatomania! Get to planting tomato seedlings

Tomato planting season is nigh. For almost three decades, Scott Daigre has hosted Tomatomania! each year at the beginning of spring.

from Good Food