Hollywood Beacons in the Night

LOS ANGELES — They survived the Great Depression, when tickets cost a dime. Neither earthquake nor greedy developer has been able to topple them. Over the decades, they have endured the rise of the VCR and the indignity of showing “Cats.” But the coronavirus pandemic — so far — has outmatched the remaining movie palaces…

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Chardonnay the Oregon Way

Long ago in ancient times, before the pandemic, I decided that the next topic for Wine School would be chardonnays from the Willamette Valley of Oregon. I thought it was a great idea then. Now, it’s still a good idea, except that the restrictions on shopping, not to mention the economic disaster that many people…

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How to Cut Your Own Bangs

We can help you trim existing straight or wavy bangs. Come watch Lily Benson, our off-platform visual editor, as she takes these tips for a test drive. If you don’t have bangs already, don’t do it. You deserve better than a coronavirus isolation hair disaster. You will need: Scissors. If you have hair cutting scissors,…

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Be a Friend to the Elderly, Get Paid

Bill Rodger, 91, often finds himself sitting on a worn flower-print couch in his living room in North Hollywood, Calif., facing a wall of accolades that document his long life. There are photos of Mr. Rodger over the decades winning sports tournaments and posing with grandchildren. There are golf medals, plaques and the most recent…

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