Hannah Sampson

Washington Post reporter focusing on travel news

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If you went to an airport over Memorial Day weekend, it probably felt like the pandemic was over.

What it’s like booking an Airbnb now — prices are way up

If you went to an airport over Memorial Day weekend, it probably felt like the pandemic was over.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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The number of businesses in the U.S. that no longer accept cash has doubled since the pandemic began, according to a recent survey by Square.

from Greater LA

"I do think we're going a little fast. There's still about 35% of the adult population that is not vaccinated, and that, of course, includes all children under the age of 12.

from KCRW Features

“ A Quiet Place Part II ” had a strong $57 million opening at theaters over Memorial Day weekend.

from Hollywood Breakdown

KCRW’s Press Play asked audience members to share one habit they’ve picked up in the past year that they hope to keep.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A statewide program called Project Homekey converts motels, hotels, or vacant apartment buildings into long-term supportive housing for people living on the streets.

from Greater LA

There’s a bold plan in LA’s Crenshaw neighborhood to purchase the local mall for north of $100 million and let the community profit from its redevelopment.

from Greater LA

Risky Business is a private club in North Hollywood for fully vaccinated people, where people can drink and mingle without wearing masks or social distancing.

from Greater LA

In Hollywood, merger mania continues, this time with a tech twist. Amazon is buying the storied MGM Studios, and the library of 4,000 movies and TV shows that comes with it.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Veteran producer David Friendly’s many film credits include three “Big Momma’s House” movies.

from The Business