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A Year in Pandemia

COVID-19 has upturned every aspect of our lives and forced the world to reckon with its systemic inequities. Travel back through a year of unforgettable loss — but also courage and resilience — to see how the world has forever changed in the aftermath.
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After record growth, L.A.'s creative economy has suffered much with the coronavirus crisis. Now, recovery is uneven, and experts say reducing red tape is a critical element of survival.
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