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The battle that helped Beverly Hills become its own city

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Can a movie review site powered by female critics help change Hollywood?

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CherryPicks will aggregate reviews from only female critics, for an alternative to the often male-dominated world of film criticism.

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Lauren Yee's 'Cambodian Rock Band' honors musicians who survived the Khmer Rouge

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The play, in its world premiere at South Coast Rep, is centered around a rock band that is torn apart by the conflict — and what happens to the survivors decades later.

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George Lucas breaks ground on $1.5 billion LA museum

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Construction is expected to be completed in 2021. With thousands of exhibits, ranging from paintings to comic strips to film props, costumes and storyboards, Lucas says exhibits will attempt to explain visual storytelling from the days of cave paintings to modern movies.

HBO's 'High Maintenance' co-creator and the show's 'message of acceptance'

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Katja Blichfeld co-created the series with her husband, Ben Sinclair. They recently divorced after she came out as gay, and she says it’s helped the show be even more expansive.

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Taylor Mac musically retells U.S. history in 24-hour-long drag show

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The epic production takes queer history and the stories of other marginalized groups from the sidelines and places them center stage.

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'Sorry To Bother You' is a surreal satire about race

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The directing debut of Boots Riley, frontman of hip-hop group The Coup, is set at an Oakland telemarketing firm pitching a service called "Worry-Free Living."

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Here's how the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund actually works

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The fund was created to help defray the legal costs for women who've been sexually harassed. It's kind of like a matchmaking service that pairs alleged victims with local attorneys.

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Navy shutting down Combat Camera units

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The units found fame shooting dangerous, in-your-face footage during some of the worst battles of World War II and Vietnam.