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More than 250 members of the literary community signed a letter this week urging publishers not to sign book deals with anyone in the Trump administration.

Six buildings that tell the design story of Paul R. Williams, the first Black architect in the AIA. His work is little studied, but his archive, acquired by the Getty and USC, is about to change that.

The notoriously private heiress has her moment in the spotlight in the streamer’s reality TV spin on “Crazy Rich Asians.” But she’s not in it for the fame.

She was a night owl who sent text messages filled with emojis. She was my pen pal, my friend. Here is what she said the last time we talked.

World on Wheels co-owner Tommy Karas said battles with his landlord and now the COVID-19 closure doomed the roller rink beloved by Black L.A.

Broadcast legend Larry King, who is being treated for COVID-19, has been moved out of the intensive care unit at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

DJs who customarily would have performed for packed dance floors on New Year’s Eve instead sat home, angry at peers and partygoers who violated safety protocols.

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What the acquisition of Williams’ archive could reveal about the little-studied architect. Plus, “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical” and Kennedy Center Honors in our weekly arts newsletter.

L.A.'s California African American Museum holds a remembrance with music and a study group, and a Santa Monica concert centers on Black composers.

While he’s being impeached, President Trump gives the National Medal of Arts to Toby Keith and Ricky Skaggs. What is this award, and who typically gets it?

She’s making TV, teaching dance and now getting a lifetime of achievement award. But Debbie Allen says she has no plans to slow down. “There’s so much to do.”

Orange County Museum of Art hires Heidi Zuckerman, who oversaw the building of a museum in Colorado. She will lead OCMA as it constructs a new home here.

The 2013 multimedia stage version of George Orwell’s novel “1984,” which has been adapted many times, is being developed as a five-part limited series.

The 2021 Kennedy Center honorees Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Dick Van Dyke and Midori will be honored with a scaled-down gala in May.

The TikTok musical based on Pixar’s “Ratatouille” film generated millions for relief efforts launched by the Actors Fund amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  1. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are axing their annual pass program as they look to better manage pandemic-era crowds. Pass holders who paid for days beyond the parks’ closure last March are to get refunds.

  1. From one modern mansion to another, ‘The Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah recently dropped $27.5 million on an 11,000-square-foot Bel-Air showplace.

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