The Los Angeles area has over 20,000 active, idle or abandoned oil wells. The city and county have voted to ban new ones after studies showed health problems in residents living nearby.
Bret Easton Ellis’s first novel in 13 years blurs fact and fiction, mining his youth for material. The result is Joan Didion meets Brian De Palma.
Mike Davis’s radical urban history of LA was a trailblazing book that remains startlingly relevant to those of us who live in other supersizing cities in the early 21st century.
Cities are clearing homeless encampments, sometimes violently, without providing those who live there any alternatives. Long-term solutions are needed to help people off the streets.
When September melancholy hits Simmone Howell, she escapes the cold Melbourne spring to Gavin Lambert’s Los Angeles – and his ‘tough, kooky’ adolescent fantasy figure, Daisy Clover.
Heat 2, the literary sequel to Michael Mann’s classic cops-and-robbers film, is weird. Would it stand alone as a novel? Possibly not. But reading it is an incredibly pleasurable experience.
Legendary broadcaster Red Barber took a chance on Scully when he asked him to be an announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Three years later, Scully was the voice of the World Series.
The old-fashioned Hollywood femme fatale leaps off the leopard skin rug to hijack the narrative in this lurid, avant-garde novel.
The Asian American actress rose to fame in an era when white actors in yellowface were more likely to play Asian characters than Asian ones.
Photos from the early 1900s show LA’s forests of oil derricks. Hundreds of wells are still pumping, and research shows how people living nearby are struggling with breathing problems.
Southern California is on the front line of climate change, and recent survey data shows that residents are feeling its effects in many ways.
Two film crews comprised of Latino and Black cinematic arts graduate students made short films to counter vaccine fears in both communities.
An AI analysis shows that differences in how New Yorkers and Angelenos tweet go beyond the words they use.
Despite growing public criticism over how much counties, cities and towns spend on policing, many are increasing officer pay.
Photos from the early 1900s show LA’s forests of oil derricks. Hundreds of wells are still pumping, and new research finds people living nearby are struggling with breathing problems.
States and hospitals are starting to declare ‘crisis standards of care’ as the pandemic floods their ERs. The orders have consequences – both good and bad, as a medical ethicist explains.
Not having enough to eat is a major public health concern, not only because it causes hunger and distress, but also because it’s linked to poor nutrition and unstable diet patterns.
The US has a long history of forced sterilization campaigns that were driven by the bogus ‘science’ of eugenics, racism and sexism.
A new study finds an association between living near active oil and gas wells in California and low birth-weight infants, adding to findings elsewhere on health risks from oil and gas production.
Biologists capture and collar coyotes in urban Los Angeles in order to study the effectiveness of ‘hazing’ as a wildlife management tool.