5 years ago | A Considerable Town
See more pictures from the "Fashion Fighting Famine Fashion Show." Marwa Atik needs five pieces of trim, the kind embellished with pearls and black jewels. At a store in downtown L.A.'s Fashion District, boxes of trimmings line the walls from floo...
6 years ago | Creatives
Creatives is a new recurring column about creative people in L.A. following their passions. Growing up in Kashmir, Raj Singh loved going to the theater. "In Kashmir, I was watching two movies in a day," Singh recalls. "Here, I have no time to see ...
6 years ago | Tech
It's not that the PyLadies are intimidated by the men who dominate computer programmer events and workshops. It's just that they got tired of feeling like outsiders.Katharine Jarmul, 29, remembers the day they first identified the problem. She and...
6 years ago | Books
Tina Malhotra's journey through a high school existential crisis was difficult. Bringing her world to life was just as wrenching. Author Keshni Kashyap and illustrator Mari Araki spent four years working on the graphic novel Tina's Mouth: An Exist...
Umar Hakim's Muslim Faith Inspires His Fight for Social Justice -- and a Responsible Banking Ordinance6 years ago | A Considerable Town
The offices of L.A. Voice, where Umar Hakim is in residency, are on the third floor of the First Baptist Church of Los Angeles. So when it comes time for Hakim to offer his daily prayers, he finds a quiet room, faces Mecca and turns his thoughts t...