Los Angeles’ first woman mayor led a campaign founded on housing and policing reform and narrowly won in a contentious election against city developer Rick Caruso. 100 days post-election, a recap on the first months of Karen Bass’ term is in store.
Opinion: Keeping the service industry afloat: A case for tipping
With more and more sellers adding tip options to services that traditionally don’t offer the chance for such extra fees, the complexities and contention over tipping have only grown.
Opinion: ‘Tis the season for representation
Holiday movies, cheesy as they may be, offer something much more concrete than overplayed soundtracks: a chance to believe in happily ever afters. Queer and trans people shouldn’t be exempt from such simple, reassuring pleasures.
How a fake courtroom became ground zero for the high school experience
At GALA, a unique combination of theatre and law has created an unprecedented community battling its way up the competitive rungs of California mock trial.
Hoax school shooting call at L.A. High School threat part of larger national trend
A hoax shooting call falsely reported a shooting at Los Angeles High School is part of a growing nationwide “swatting” trend, causing fear and panic in schools across the nation.
City Controller candidate Mejia offers L.A. a transparent, accountable future
Kenneth Mejia is pushing progressive voters to take an interest in LA’s budget, one vote at a time.
Opinion: Bills that target trans and queer youth don’t just set back equality, they befall democracy
We all must remain dedicated to making the country — and the world — a safer place for all youth.
Demystifying individual action: Part hoax, part plan
It’s time to up the fight against climate change.
Opinion: From basketball to body confidence influencers, rape culture is alive and well
It seems that there isn’t an aspect of modern or historical life that isn’t tainted by the desire to punish victims of egregious assaults with distrust and ostracization. Despite laws that ban murder and sexual misconduct, it is truly the court of public opinion that serves as the judge and juror.
Review: ‘Paperweight’ by Meg Haston remarkably explores the pain of youth eating disorders
I first stumbled upon Paperweight by Meg Haston in a library, adding it to my pile of books as an afterthought. In the years that have followed that library visit, the haunting story of Stevie has followed along, too, cementing Paperweight as one of my favorite books of all time.