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Millie Bobbie Brown — don't call her a "starlet."; Credit: Netflix

Are We Witnessing the Death of Hollywood's Ingenue Trope?

After #OscarsSoWhite dominated the conversation around the 2016 Academy Awards, the Sony hack exposed that Jennifer Lawrence was being paid less than her male co-stars, and a USC study revealed an “epidemic of invisibility” and an “inclusion crisis” in the film and TV industries, diversity has become the name of......
Credit: Anjali Pinto

Santa Monica's Main Street: Where to Chow Down on This Culinary Strip

South of the 10, north of Ocean Park Boulevard and west of Lincoln lies a culinary surprise: Main Street, Santa Monica. (We're comfortable with how accurate that SNL sketch "The Californians" is.) The proverbial “no man’s land” that fits comfortably in neither Venice nor Santa Monica (despite technically being zip-coded......
Black Lives Matter at City Hall in July; Credit: Hillel Aron

20 Local Organizations That Need Your Help Through a Trump Presidency

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, we elected a president who —proudly — built a platform of discrimination, bigotry, xenophobia, hatred and racism. Yet today the echo of Michelle Obama's words rings truer than ever: "When they go low, we go high." In our country's complicated, rocky, often embarrassing history, there has......
Jed Sanford with partner Tin Vuong at Little Sister DTLA; Credit: BlackHouse Hospitality Management

Why Chefs Open Restaurants in L.A.

Food hobbyists might not be able to agree on much, but the proof is in the pudding (or, in the case of L.A., the ice cream and doughnuts): if the L.A. food scene is anything, it’s dynamic. Its continual evolution and adaptation enables aspiring chefs to jump in to a......
Bryant Ng with Cassia's seafood tower; Credit: Rick Poon

Five L.A. Chefs Talk Fishing, Seafood and Sustainability

You can be pretty sure you're about to have an over-the-top dining experience when a seafood tower makes a beeline for your table. But what if you knew that decadent displays of oceanic delights could disappear in the near future? Reality is harsh — due to overfishing and an ocean......