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What is a COVID-19 compliance supervisor? What to know about Hollywood's newest job
In the wake of the pandemic, the entertainment industry created a new position on set to help keep outbreaks at bay.
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Books bound in human skin? A UCLA librarian on why you'll want to read about them
In "Dark Archives," UCLA's Megan Rosenbloom unfurls the surprisingly fascinating, compelling and (sometimes) cheerful history of rare books made of skin.
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'This Is Us' already had its new season mapped out. But 2020 had other plans
"This Is Us" adapted on the fly to COVID-19 and protests against racial injustice: "It almost felt irresponsible to not take on the moment," says its creator.
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Column: America's oldest children's bookstore is struggling in the pandemic. But there's hope
Jimmy Fallon, local authors and devoted regulars are rallying to help Once Upon a Time in Montrose — the country's oldest kids' bookstore — survive the pandemic that has destroyed so many small businesses.
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Review: In her first Netflix special, Trump mime Sarah Cooper goes for a 2020 mood: dark
At 49 minutes, 'Everything's Fine' is about 48 minutes longer than the internet comedian's most well-known output. And it's a dark, uncomfortably funny hour.
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What's on TV Tuesday: 'Kal Penn'; Word Series Game 6 on Fox
What's on TV Tuesday, Oct. 27: "Kal Penn Approves This Message" on Freeform; Word Series Game 6 on Fox
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Stars unite in CBS' 'Essential Heroes' event to honor Latinx achievements
Cohosted by Eva Longoria, Gloria Estefan and Ricky Martin, "Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event" will feature performances by Pitbull and Luis Fonsi.
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'Time,' a kiss, and resilience as resistance: Why the Amazon documentary is a vessel for change
'Time' director Garrett Bradley and subjects Fox Rich and Rob Rich on their powerful documentary.
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Cher serenades Biden: 'Happiness is just a thing called Joe'
Cher performed 'Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe' as the finale to Sunday's 'I Will Vote' concert in support of presidential candidate Joe Biden.
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Commentary: John Brown is the hero we need right now. And 'The Good Lord Bird' delivers
In "The Good Lord Bird," Ethan Hawke plays John Brown as an American Cassandra, a misunderstood hero for his time — and our own.
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Batwoman's redesigned new Batsuit makes it clear she's a Black woman
'I felt it was important that viewers could tell by the silhouette that Batwoman was a Black girl,' actress Javicia Leslie says of Batwoman's new suit.
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What Barack Obama's memoir reveals about his long battle for healthcare reform
In an excerpt from his upcoming memoir published by the New Yorker, former President Barack Obama recalls the long battle for healthcare reform.
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Selena's star rises again in new trailer for Netflix series about the Tejano icon
In Netflix's official trailer for "Selena: The Series," Christian Serratos stars as the late Tejano singer and delivers everything fans could want.
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How learning to roller skate helped me connect with a piece of L.A. Black culture
Some people turned to sourdough. Others became plant parents. My pandemic hobby of choice? Roller skating.
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'Borat' star Sacha Baron Cohen offers Trump a role in next film: 'You'll need a job'
'I'm always looking for people to play racist buffoons,' Sacha Baron Cohen tweeted after Trump called him a 'creep' upon the new 'Borat' film's release.
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How 53 artists redesigned the toilet paper holder. Selfie stick, anyone?
A Black & Decker drill, "Kraptonite" chains, multiroll storage that flaunts your hoard. Artists share inspirations for the Echo Park show "Under/Over."
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How to watch this week's Festival of Books with Natalie Portman, Maria Hinojosa and Marlon James
This week's lineup in the virtual Festival of Books 2020 features conversations with Natalie Portman, Kevin Kwan, Marlon James and Maria Hinojosa.
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Entertainers auction off royalties to pave future career path
Royalty Exchange auctions off artists' residual payments to investors. For many, the cash influx helps launch their next creative venture.
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The man behind 'Selena: The Series' is ready to lead Hollywood's Latinx revolution
Producer Jaime Dávila wants the industry to know this about Latinos: "We're not a separate category. We're part of America. We're part of the mainstream."
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What's on TV Monday: 'Generation Nation' on PBS; NFL football
What's on TV Monday, Oct. 26: "Generation Nation" on PBS; NFL football: The Chicago Bears visit the Rams on ESPN.
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Review: Rock nostalgia (which rhymes with MAGA) at a drive-in Beach Boys concert
Following their appearance at a Trump fundraiser in Orange County, the Mike Love-led (and Brian Wilson-absent) Beach Boys run through their hits in Ventura.
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Early in her career, critics dismissed Jessie Buckley. She's having the last laugh
With a slew of acclaimed film and TV roles, the shape-shifting Irish actress has more than proved her early critics wrong. And she's not done yet.
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Commentary: The L.A. Phil quiet no more
With little presence the past six months, the L.A. Phil has stepped up its game with recordings and Dudamel virtual Hollywood Bowl concerts.
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