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  • 23 days ago | Books

    Our Gang, Julia Lee's new book on the history of the much-loved Our Gang comedies of the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s, has a provocative subtitle: A Racial History of the Little Rascals. Let’s face it, if you're old enough to have been a fan of the black-...

  • 1 month ago | History

    It's L.A. lore that the most consequential speech ever given in Southern California was also the shortest. On a cloudless fall morning in 1913, William Mulholland, the head of the Los Angeles Water Company, stood before a crowd of hundreds of Ange...

  • 2 months ago | Books

    For those of us obsessed with L.A.’s past, there are scenes in the mind’s eye that can bring an ache and a deep sigh of longing: the bright, wide-open poppy fields that once blanketed Pasadena underneath the looming San Gabriel mountains; taking a...

  • 10 years ago | Books

    It’s hard to imagine a time when the intersection of Wilshire and Vermont was the center of town, but Kevin Roderick’s Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles follows, in words and pictures, the westward growth of the boulev...

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  • 12 years ago | Longform

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