FROM Christopher Mims
Officer Body Cams The killing of Michael Brown by a police officer has reignited the national debate over whether police should all wear body cameras, designed to record their every move. One California city saw a 60 percent reduction in use-of-force incidents in the first year it deployed the cameras. Los Angeles has been doing small-scale experiments with the cameras, but has yet to roll them out across the board. We look at where else they’re being used and the civil rights questions they raise.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyonce Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyonce take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Border wall builders, private art museums, Stamen Design An LA city councilman wants companies who want to do business with LA to disclose if they're also working on the US-Mexico border wall. Forget old-school bar graphs and pie charts -- depicting data has become an art form. And another private art museum opens soon in Los Angeles, but this one takes you into the fascinating world of freemasonry.
Gangsta gardener, a donut dough-bate, 'The Last Magnificent' Artist and community activist Ron Finley discusses how he’s changing South LA, one garden at a time. Chef Jeremiah Tower talks about starring in “The Last Magnificent,” a new documentary about his role as one of the defining figures in the early days of California cuisine. Plus: Laura Avery stuffs her “Good Food” tote full of green garlic, while Evan and The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman get into a heated dough-bate about donuts.