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Shaman, Sorcerer or Sham? Inside the Cult of L.A.’s Psychedelic Neo-Buddha

Some say Castaneda was a breakthrough academic and visionary shaman. Others say he was a phony. Either way, he shaped a generation of mystical thinkers and magic mushroom eaters.

Let’s Talk About the Twin Brothers on ‘Selling Sunset’

Real estate brokers Jason and Brett Oppenheim on ‘Selling Sunset’ are short jesters — certainly not short kings

The Drama and Catharsis of Moving Cities in a Pandemic

When everything is effectively closed and sickness potentially lingers with every human interaction, how do you say goodbye to the place and people you love?

In the Pandemic, Squatters Are Reclaiming Homes for the Families Who Need Them

In L.A. alone, 46,000 housing units sit completely vacant. ‘The Reclaimers’ believe these empty dwellings could be the key to ending housing insecurity in the city