FROM Ryan Kailath
Mass Shootings and Terrorism, and Restricting Ammunition In October, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom released a proposed ballot initiative that includes new restrictions on the sale of ammunition. And, we’ll get an update on the much-ballyhooed “War on Christmas.”
San Bernardino Muslims React, and the Pro-Gun Argument The FBI is investigating whether or not yesterday’s attack in San Bernardino is a case of terrorism. Regardless of where that investigation leads, Muslims there are on edge today. And: What is the pro-gun solution to gun violence?
Zuckerberg's Gift, Straight White Men, and The Billboard Creative Mayor Eric Garcetti joins leaders in Paris this week to work on what’s been called the planet’s best, last hope for slowing climate change. And 33 LA billboards will display art, not ads, this month.
Disappearing Islands, Domestic Terror, and The Bed Rest Hoax President Obama met in Paris today with the leaders of six low-lying countries —like Barbados and the Marshall Islands—that are most at risk from rising seas. In fact, several of these countries could disappear entirely.
Paris Climate Talks, and A Charlie Brown 50th Anniversary President Obama has joined almost 150 world leaders in Paris today for a two-week climate change conference. And French President François Hollande said that global warming is a security threat on par with terrorism.
Making L.A. Food, You’re Eating It Wrong Where can you get a 4-hour, 20 course Japanese meal, the best French omelette on Planet Earth and a goat taco -- all in one day? Los Angeles, of course. And in this special edition of the Guest DJ Project, six all-star chefs share songs that inspire their process.
L.A. Times Buyouts, Native American Schools, and The Comedians This week, dozens of reporters and editors at the paper accepted buyouts. What does this latest gutting mean for the future of the Times? And a hundred years ago there were almost 5,000 Vaudeville theaters around the country. But then came radio, and TV, comedy clubs and touring stand-up comedians.
Trump and Media Bashing, and Sony Hack One Year Later Politicians on the campaign trail regularly vilify the media. Why do they pit themselves against journalists, and how much of it trickles down to voters? And it’s been one year since the big hack at Sony. How is the studio faring?
New Birth Control Laws, Preparing for Terror, and Alone on the Wall Protesters are demanding that Calfornia eliminate the 10-year statute of limitations on sexual assault cases. But why is there a statute of limitations in the first place? And seven years ago, Alex Honnold free-climbed the northwest face of Yosemite’s Half Dome.
Hyphen-American Voters, Film Roundup, and A Curling Controversy Last night at the Latin Grammys, Mexican rockers unfurled a banner that said in Spanish "Latinos united, don't vote for racists.” And curlers everywhere are up in arms over their brooms. Curling the sport, that is.
ISIS at Home, SAFE Act, and 'TransFatty Lives' ISIS has a new recruitment strategy. Instead of getting would-be jihadists to come to Syria, it’s telling them to stay put and wage attacks at home. And an edgy new documentary tells the story of New York DJ 'TransFatty,' diagnosed with the debilitating neurological disease ALS.
What ISIS Wants, Saving the First Taco Bell, and Sam Phillips As investigations continue in Paris, we’re taking a step back to ask: What does ISIS want? And the man behind Sun Records, Sam Phillips, was the first to record Elvis Presley, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and more.
Politics After Paris, Food Delivery, and Why Belgium? The Syrian refugee crisis has become a political football since the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday. And why didn’t the French have advance intelligence aboutFriday’s attacks? For some, including California Senator Diane Feinstein, one answer is encryption.
Paris Attacked, William Forsythe, and Eagles of Death Metal We talk with Arianne Dollfus, a Parisian resident who lives near one of the cafes attacked by terrorists on Friday night. Then, foreign policy and Middle East experts look at what is known about the attacks and what is next.
Claremont McKenna Controversy, and At the Jabberjaw Student protests led to the resignation yesterday of Mary Spellman, the Dean of Students at Claremont McKenna College. And a new book called It All Dies Anyway: LA, Jabberjaw, and the End of an Era collects the photos and flyers and memories from the legendary L.A. punk venue.
Geffen’s UCLA Gift, 'War Is Beautiful,' and How to Give Away Money Is there a right way and a wrong way to do philanthropy? And war photography — often artful and beautiful — can glamorize conflict. Our guest has reviewed thousands of war photographs that ran on the front page of the New York Times since 2001, when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.