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A newly installed arch over Beverly Boulevard, designed by Eliseo Silva, proudly welcomes people to Historic Filipinotown. It’s titled “Talang Gabay: Our Guiding World.”

from Greater LA

Julia Morgan designed California's iconic Hearst Castle, and hundreds of her buildings have survived earthquakes. She’s the focus of a new book by Victoria Kastner.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Love & Saffron” is a new lighthearted novel about two women from different generations, living in different cities, who develop a friendship over food and letter-writing

‘Love & Saffron’: Friendship unfolds in 1960s LA food scene

“Love & Saffron” is a new lighthearted novel about two women from different generations, living in different cities, who develop a friendship over food and letter-writing

from Good Food

The “South Los Angeles” neighborhood didn’t exist until the early 2000s when the city changed the name of the area to wash away the stigma linked to the LA Riots.

South LA or South Central? Name depends on who you ask

The “South Los Angeles” neighborhood didn’t exist until the early 2000s when the city changed the name of the area to wash away the stigma linked to the LA Riots.

from KCRW Features

The history of delicatessens nationwide is the focus of “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” a new exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center.

‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’: New exhibit follows history of Jewish deli

The history of delicatessens nationwide is the focus of “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” a new exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center.

from Good Food

Three decades after Rodney King was pulled over for a traffic violation and beaten by the LAPD, law enforcement officers are now learning to reduce pretextual stops.

Hopelessly racist ‘pretextual stops’ are bad for public safety, says LA lawmaker

Three decades after Rodney King was pulled over for a traffic violation and beaten by the LAPD, law enforcement officers are now learning to reduce pretextual stops.

from KCRW Features

The Mexican restaurant El Nayarit thrived for almost 50 years.

Mexican restaurant El Nayarit prioritized immigrants, newcomers

The Mexican restaurant El Nayarit thrived for almost 50 years.

from Greater LA

When the LA Riots broke out, KJLH-FM dropped its all-music format to become a voice for the community. Its former news director reflects on the events.

‘Rodney King was last straw’: LA DJ recalls anger behind LA Riots

When the LA Riots broke out, KJLH-FM dropped its all-music format to become a voice for the community. Its former news director reflects on the events.

from KCRW Features

Former LA City Councilman David Ryu reflects on the LA Riots and how economic inequality stoked community tensions.

LA Riots unified once-invisible Korean community

Former LA City Councilman David Ryu reflects on the LA Riots and how economic inequality stoked community tensions.

from KCRW Features

The book “The Quiet Before” is about big social movements and what shaped them, from the 16th century Scientific Revolution to today’s Black Lives Matter protests.

Enduring social revolutions all start with ‘The Quiet Before’

The book “The Quiet Before” is about big social movements and what shaped them, from the 16th century Scientific Revolution to today’s Black Lives Matter protests.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The SF Disco Preservation Society touts more than 2,000 records from when disco was the soundtrack of gay liberation. It’s run by Jim Hopkins, who’s been a DJ since 1981.

SF disco is the sound of gay liberation. Historic reels go digital

The SF Disco Preservation Society touts more than 2,000 records from when disco was the soundtrack of gay liberation. It’s run by Jim Hopkins, who’s been a DJ since 1981.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Troublemaker,” a new kids’ novel by actor John Cho, follows a 12-year-old Korean immigrant and his parents on the first day of the 1992 LA Riots.

Filmmaker to ‘Troublemaker’: John Cho pens kids’ book on 1992 LA Riots

“Troublemaker,” a new kids’ novel by actor John Cho, follows a 12-year-old Korean immigrant and his parents on the first day of the 1992 LA Riots.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In his series “All Night Menu,” Sam Sweet breaks down the changing LA landscape by analyzing the history of specific addresses.

‘All Night Menu’: Unlocking LA’s history through home addresses

In his series “All Night Menu,” Sam Sweet breaks down the changing LA landscape by analyzing the history of specific addresses.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW looks at the multicultural and spiritual roots of games. What does the history of gameplaying teach us about ourselves?

Gaming began 5000 years ago. Why is it still appealing today?

KCRW looks at the multicultural and spiritual roots of games. What does the history of gameplaying teach us about ourselves?

from Life Examined

LA artist Phung Huynh honors the kids of Cambodian American immigrants and refugees in her new exhibit, “Donut (W)hole.”

‘Donut (W)hole’: Meet kids of Cambodian immigrants and refugees

LA artist Phung Huynh honors the kids of Cambodian American immigrants and refugees in her new exhibit, “Donut (W)hole.”

from Greater LA

Professor Charles Stang explains the ancient understanding of the existence of a divine double, twin, or alter-ego and explores whether the belief still persists today.

The ancient belief of the divine counterpart

Professor Charles Stang explains the ancient understanding of the existence of a divine double, twin, or alter-ego and explores whether the belief still persists today.

from Life Examined

Author Anna Della Subin talks about the history of mortals accidentally worshiped as gods, from ancient kings to new world explorers.

Why we worship men as gods

Author Anna Della Subin talks about the history of mortals accidentally worshiped as gods, from ancient kings to new world explorers.

from Life Examined

After Oil Can Harry’s closed during the pandemic, LA lost one of its oldest LGBTQ bars and nightclubs. But LA City Council may designate the site as a Historic-Cultural Monument.

Can historic designation revive beloved LGBTQ bar Oil Can Harry’s?

After Oil Can Harry’s closed during the pandemic, LA lost one of its oldest LGBTQ bars and nightclubs. But LA City Council may designate the site as a Historic-Cultural Monument.

from Greater LA

The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School birthed an online community hostile to reality, one that fed off itself despite evidence to the contrary.

Sandy Hook mass shooting unleashed the fake news battle

The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School birthed an online community hostile to reality, one that fed off itself despite evidence to the contrary.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of Jewish American girls earning the right to celebrate their adulthood through a bat mitzvah.

Century of bat mitzvahs: Ceremony for girls paved way for 1st female rabbi

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of Jewish American girls earning the right to celebrate their adulthood through a bat mitzvah.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand