Symone of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ On Drag, Her Win and Self-Love

“I had to learn to love my Blackness,” said the winner of this season’s ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.’ “I’ve learned to love my queerness. I had to learn to love myself.”

#arkansas, #charles-rupaul, #content-type-personal-profile, #los-angeles-calif, #race-and-ethnicity

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When Living in California Means Fearing the Outdoors

When air quality gets bad from wildfires, people are left clinging to their air purifiers.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drought, #forests-and-forestry, #goats, #los-angeles-calif, #paradise-calif, #population, #rain, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #weather, #wildfires

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Help! How to Support Local Communities in Your Travels

A reader asks for recommendations for domestic travel destinations, particularly places that rely on tourism — and encourage vaccinations.

#alclear-llc-clear, #charlottesville-va, #content-type-service, #lindblad-expeditions, #los-angeles-calif, #new-orleans-la, #new-york-city, #nycco, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Lost Lead Reminds Mavericks Fans of 2006 Collapse

Fifteen years ago, the Mavericks lost the N.B.A. finals after winning the first two games of the series. Now they have blown a 2-0 series lead over the Clippers.

#basketball, #beverley-patrick-1988, #dallas-tex, #dallas-mavericks, #doncic-luka-1999, #leonard-kawhi, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-clippers, #mann-terance-1996, #playoff-games, #porzingis-kristaps-1995

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$3.6 Million Homes in California

A 1925 Spanish-style house in Los Angeles, an 1890 Victorian in San Luis Obispo and a brand-new contemporary home in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

#cardiff-by-the-sea-calif, #encinitas-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-luis-obispo-calif

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Dine with Rihanna and Eugene Levy, at Baldi on Highway One

Rihanna has been seen leaving Giorgio Baldi in Los Angeles almost weekly. Fans have noticed.

#california, #celebrities, #forte-dei-marmi-italy, #levy-eugene, #los-angeles-calif, #restaurants, #rihanna

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Film or Real Life?

Sometimes a place is more than just a place; it can be a scene. Even the blankest backdrops, like a parking lot or a sun-baked freeway, can shimmer with cinematic potential. Four photographers showed us the movie moments that they found all over.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #bottoms-september-dawn, #hague-netherlands, #los-angeles-calif, #michaels-jake-photographer, #movies, #photography, #taiwan, #tulsa-okla, #van-rij-sarah, #xu-an-rong

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Hollywood Bowl Plans to Open at Full Capacity

With regulations changing by the week, the Bowl went from planning a modest reopening for sparse crowds to weighing vaccine requirements to planning to return at full capacity.

#classical-music, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dudamel-gustavo, #hollywood-bowl, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-philharmonic

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At His Moment of Triumph, Arthur Jafa Is Looking for Trouble

With a survey in Europe and stark new sculptures in New York, he is bringing to the fore darker, more personal themes. “I’m an undertaker,” he said. “I don’t do the uplift thing.”

#art, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #gladstone-64-manhattan-ny-gallery, #jafa-arthur-1960, #los-angeles-calif, #louisiana-museum, #manhattan-nyc, #museums, #new-museum-of-contemporary-art, #race-and-ethnicity, #sculpture, #venice-biennale

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$2.6 Million Homes in Louisiana, California and Illinois

A four-bedroom condo with a one-bedroom guest apartment in New Orleans, a midcentury-modern complex in Los Angeles and an 1893 brownstone in Chicago.

#chicago-ill, #los-angeles-calif, #new-orleans-la, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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A Year After George Floyd, Los Angeles Confronts Its Future and Its Past

Tuesday: Los Angeles has been struggling to respond to both calls for racial justice and a surge in gun violence.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #police-reform

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What Happened at Adrian’s Kickback?

After Adrian Lopez’s birthday ‘kickback’ went viral on TikTok, thousands of teenagers showed up for the party of the year.

#huntington-beach-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #parties-social, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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A Year After George Floyd: Pressure to Add Police Amid Rising Crime

Los Angeles, like other cities across the nation, is facing a rise in gun violence. And the police budget is growing.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #floyd-george-d-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #police-reform

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Devin Hilton Falsely Accused by Citizen App of Starting Wildfire

Citizen, a neighborhood crime and safety app, posted a photo of a man and offered a $30,000 reward for tips leading to his arrest. It set off a hunt for the wrong man.

#citizen-app-mobile-app, #homeless-persons, #los-angeles-calif, #mobile-applications, #pacific-palisades-calif, #privacy, #social-media, #wildfires

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After a 14-Month Delay, Robert Durst’s Murder Trial Returns to Court

Mr. Durst, the eccentric millionaire who has been the subject of books and documentaries, is accused of killing a close confidante in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2000.

#berman-susan-1945-2000, #black-morris-d-2001, #durst-robert-a, #lewin-john-1964, #los-angeles-calif, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #the-jinx-the-life-and-deaths-of-robert-durst-tv-program

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Palisades Brush Fire Prompts Evacuation Order of 500 Homes

The fire burned through 750 acres in the Topanga Canyon area in Los Angeles County and was at zero percent containment on Saturday night, fire officials said.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #fire-department-los-angeles, #fires-and-firefighters, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-county-calif, #palisades-fire, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #san-fernando-valley-calif, #topanga-calif, #topanga-canyon

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How Will California’s Arts Institutions Recover?

Thursday: A conversation about major cultural institutions and philanthropy in the aftermath of the pandemic.

#broad-eli, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #los-angeles-calif

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A Soaring Arts Scene in Los Angeles Confronts a Changing Landscape

Its cultural institutions, buffeted by the pandemic, will have to recover without the help of Eli Broad, the transformational benefactor who died last month.

#art, #broad-museum-los-angeles-calif, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disney-walt-concert-hall, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-county-museum-of-art, #los-angeles-museum-of-contemporary-art, #los-angeles-philharmonic, #philanthropy, #zumthor-peter

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A Gallery Featuring Only Artists of Color Feels Like Change

“Shattered Glass” at Deitch Gallery in Los Angeles has visitors returning, and artists bonding.

#art, #black-people, #deitch-gallery-los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #shattered-glass-exhibit

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What $1.5 Million Buys You in California

A Mediterranean-style house in San Diego, a Nantucket-inspired cottage in Capitola and a three-bedroom condominium in Los Angeles.

#capitola-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-diego-calif, #santa-cruz-calif

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Repairing Generations of Trauma, One Lotus Flower at a Time

Buddhists from many cultures and communities gathered to repair the nation’s racial karma. The ceremony was held at a Los Angeles temple that had recently been vandalized in an arson attack.

#asian-americans, #buddhism, #hate-crimes, #los-angeles-calif, #religion-and-belief

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Learning How to Heal in the Wake of Anti-Asian Hate

Buddhists from many cultures and communities gathered to repair the nation’s racial karma. The ceremony was held at a Los Angeles temple that had recently been vandalized in an arson attack.

#asian-americans, #buddhism, #hate-crimes, #los-angeles-calif, #religion-and-belief

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A Rural-Inspired Home in Los Angeles, Complete With Chickens

A family enjoys a rural-inspired home, down to the chickens, while traffic whizzes by.

#chickens, #gardens-and-gardening, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #los-angeles-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Beer? Money? States and Cities Offer Incentives to Get Vaccinated.

State employees who get vaccinated in Maryland are eligible for a $100 payment, while Detroit is giving out $50 prepaid debit cards to those who give someone a ride to a vaccine site.

#connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #hogan-lawrence-j, #justice-james-c-ii, #los-angeles-calif, #maryland, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #vaccination-and-immunization, #west-virginia

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L.A. Times Names Kevin Merida Executive Editor

One of the biggest newspaper jobs goes to a groundbreaking journalist who spent two decades at The Washington Post.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #espn, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-times, #merida-kevin-1957, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #pearlstine-norman, #soon-shiong-patrick, #undefeated-the-web-site, #washington-post

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Amid Signs of Trouble, Can MOCA Find Its Footing?

The year has been bumpy for this Los Angeles museum, with Covid-19, questions about diversity and a leadership reorganization. But its director, Klaus Biesenbach, says, “every day is a chance to improve.”

#art, #biesenbach-klaus, #content-type-personal-profile, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-museum-of-contemporary-art, #museums

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Berkshire Hathaway Shows a Rebound From the Pandemic

The company reported a nearly 19 percent year-on-year gain in the first quarter, as its subsidiaries — from railroads to energy companies to consumer brands — improved their performances.

#berkshire-hathaway-inc, #buffett-warren-e, #company-reports, #los-angeles-calif, #munger-charles-t, #omaha-neb

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Eli Broad, Who Helped Reshape Los Angeles, Dies at 87

The businessman, who made a fortune in home-building and insurance, spent lavishly to try to make the city a cultural capital.

#art, #broad-eli, #deaths-obituaries, #finances, #los-angeles-calif, #museums, #philanthropy

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Harvey Weinstein to Face Charges in Los Angeles as Early as May

The producer faces more than a dozen counts of sexual assault involving five different women.

#metoo-movement, #beverly-hills-calif, #buffalo-ny, #extradition, #los-angeles-calif, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #weinstein-harvey, #young-lauren

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Patti Harrison Wants to See What She Can Do

Known for scene-stealing side characters, the comedian and actress is pushing past her limits with her starring role in “Together Together.”

#actors-and-actresses, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #harrison-patti-actor, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #together-together-movie, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Over 25,000 DDT-Tainted Barrels Are Discovered on Seafloor Off California

One researcher said the number of drums laced with the pesticide far exceeded his expectations. “It was hard to wrap my head around the density of targets,” he said.

#california, #ddt-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #los-angeles-calif, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #scripps-institution-of-oceanography, #terrill-eric, #valentine-david-l-scientist, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

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TV Production Adapted to Weather the Pandemic. Now What?

The unions representing actors and crews are in talks with the studios about extending — and possibly changing — the safety protocols they agreed on in September.

#accidents-and-safety, #actors-and-actresses, #actors-equity-assn, #american-idol-tv-program, #atlanta-ga, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #directors-guild-of-america, #labor-and-jobs, #los-angeles-calif, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sag-aftra, #selena-the-series-tv-program, #television, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Chloé Zhao and ‘Nomadland’ Win at 2021 Oscars

Frances McDormand, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya and Yuh-Jung Youn won the acting awards and Emerald Fennell’s script for “Promising Young Woman” was recognized in a singular Oscars telecast.

#academy-awards-oscars, #academy-of-motion-picture-arts-and-sciences, #black-people, #los-angeles-calif, #minorities, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls

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University of Kentucky’s Terrence Clarke Is Killed in Crash

The 19-year-old Boston native had been hampered by injuries in his freshman year but decided in March to forgo his remaining eligibility and turn pro.

#basketball-college, #calipari-john, #clarke-terrence, #los-angeles-calif, #southeastern-conference, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #university-of-kentucky

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Terrence Clarke, N.B.A. Prospect from University of Kentucky, Is Killed in Crash

The 19-year-old Boston native had been hampered by injuries in his freshman year but decided in March to forgo his remaining eligibility and turn pro.

#basketball-college, #calipari-john, #clarke-terrence, #los-angeles-calif, #southeastern-conference, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #university-of-kentucky

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Stained Glass That Breaks All the Rules

Los Angeles’s oldest stained glass studio, Judson, is collaborating with emerging and established artists to modernize a medieval craft.

#art, #flores-david-1972, #forest-lawn-mortuary-los-angeles-calif, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #jean-james-1979, #judson-studios, #judson-david-1969, #judson-william-lees-1842-1928, #los-angeles-calif, #stained-glass, #university-of-southern-california

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Hollywood Journalist Prepares for a Surreal Oscar Night

A Times journalist gives a sneak preview of the Academy Awards on Sunday and offers insights on a changing film industry.

#academy-awards-oscars, #disney-plus, #hbo-max, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #theaters-buildings, #union-station

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Brooklyn Man Finds New Life in Crime (Writing)

Jonathan Ames, known for his confessional essays and TV shows like “Bored to Death,” tries his hand at a detective novel with “A Man Named Doll.”

#a-man-named-doll-book, #ames-jonathan, #books-and-literature, #bored-to-death-tv-program, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #detectives-private, #los-angeles-calif, #television, #writing-and-writers

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Gina Prince-Bythewood: Movies Won’t Be the Same Without the ArcLight

For the director Gina Prince-Bythewood, seeing her movie premiere there or just a poster for it on display was a sign that her work mattered. News of the closure hit hard.

#arclight-cinemas, #cinerama-dome-los-angeles-calif-movie-theater, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #prince-bythewood-gina, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #theaters-buildings

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Kristin Smart Case: A Timeline of Searches and Arrests Over 25 Years

Ms. Smart, 19, was a freshman at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo when she disappeared in 1996. She was declared legally dead in 2002.

#california-polytechnic-state-university, #flores-paul-1976, #flores-ruben-1941, #los-angeles-calif, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #san-luis-obispo-calif, #search-and-seizure, #smart-kristin-d-1996

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Screamers, a Missing Link of Los Angeles Punk, Is Missing No More

An archival release marks the technical debut of a band that helped build a scene, 44 years later.

#barrett-k-k, #content-type-personal-profile, #gear-tommy, #los-angeles-calif, #pop-and-rock-music, #screamers-music-group, #screamers-demo-hollywood-1977-album

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Frank Gehry Is Too Busy to Retire

The Pritzker-winning architect is focusing on social justice projects — and can be something of a lightning rod — but he also has lighthearted pursuits.

#architecture, #gagosian-gallery, #gehry-frank, #guggenheim-museum-bilbao, #guggenheim-solomon-r-museum, #los-angeles-calif, #warner-brothers

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Cinerama Dome in Hollywood Won’t Reopen After Pandemic

ArcLight Cinemas owned 16 theaters and more than 300 screens, including the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.

#los-angeles-calif, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theaters-buildings

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Movie theater chain in Los Angeles, forced to close by the pandemic, will not reopen.

The company owned 16 theaters and more than 300 screens.

#los-angeles-calif, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theaters-buildings

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$600,000 Homes in California

A one-bedroom condominium in the Village Green complex in Los Angeles, a 1944 bungalow in Richmond and a 1965 ranch house in Santa Rosa.

#los-angeles-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #richmond-calif, #santa-rosa-calif

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Mother in Custody After 3 Children Are Found Dead, Police Say

The children, who appeared to be under 5 years old, were found on Saturday morning in a Los Angeles apartment, the authorities said.

#children-and-childhood, #liliana-carrillo, #los-angeles-calif, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #reseda

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Reverse Migration: Moving to Cities While Others Flee

Suburban homeowners who have profited from the urban exodus during the pandemic are leaving small-town life behind to find out what they have been missing.

#boston-mass, #chicago-ill, #denver-colo, #los-angeles-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suburbs, #urban-areas, #washington-dc

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‘The Start of a Comeback’ in 5 U.S. Cities

With vaccinations picking up, warmer weather and increased business reopenings over the last week, tourism has picked up in these destinations.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #las-vegas-nev, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #new-orleans-la, #new-york-city, #travel-and-vacations

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‘A Sense of Belonging’ for Hispanic Children, With Puppets

“Club Mundo Kids,” a new TV series debuting on April 10, is the latest result of a push for programming that uses Spanish to reach Latino audiences.

#children-and-childhood, #club-mundo-kids-tv-program, #hispanic-americans, #language-and-languages, #lee-isaac-1971, #los-angeles-calif, #puppets, #romina-puga, #spanish-language, #telemundo-communications-group-inc, #television, #united-states

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LA Stage Alliance Disbands After Awards Ceremony Blunder

The organization that runs the annual competition honoring theater work in Los Angeles imploded after it misidentified an Asian-American actor.

#asian-americans, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #deaf-west-theater-co, #discrimination, #east-west-players, #la-stage-alliance, #los-angeles-calif, #oviation-awards, #theater

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