4 days ago | Books
It started with a math problem. “There were between 8,000 to 10,000 arrests, more than 2,000 people were injured, but only 60 dead?” San Pedro author Ryan Gattis says a bit incredulously one morning over a bean and cheese taco at Guisados’ Boyle H...
13 days ago | Books
The story reads like a modern fairy tale: A down on her luck writer publishes a heartfelt essay in her hometown paper that goes viral. Within days, news crews are camped out on her lawn. Two weeks later, she lands in New York, pitching three diffe...
2 months ago | Farmers Markets
After suffering a spate of grocery store closings in the past few years, South Los Angeles might see a huge reversal of that trend. On June 16, Community Services Unlimited (CSU) — the South L.A. nonprofit that’s been working on food justice issue...
2 months ago | Books
“Sometimes I’d find myself thinking, ‘that dude’s scrotum is really misshapen and weird,” Mark Haskell Smith says. “And then I’m like, ‘Why am I staring at the dude’s scrotum?’” Why, it was all in the name of research, the writer explains, as he s...
3 months ago | Farmers Markets
Beneath the shadow of the L.A. Coliseum sits a modest, three-quarter-acre plot of land improbably studded with chayote, pineapple sage, amaranth greens, allspice trees, spiky mizuna, medicinal herbs including gotu kola and a fine example of the en...
3 months ago | Books
Leonard Mlodinow is worried about you. You’ve been fed a lot of nonsense about apples and Sir Issac Newton’s head and Charles Darwin and the island of Galapagos. “The idealized view of science” — the one that says that brilliant insights happen to...