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Williams was the architect of hundreds of buildings that shaped LA, including the LA County Courthouse. He worked with Pereira & Luckman on the Theme Building at LAX airport.

Williams was the architect of hundreds of buildings that shaped LA, including the LA County Courthouse. He worked with Pereira & Luckman on the Theme Building at LAX airport.

from Greater LA

Face shields, verbal abuse and persistent danger. Restaurant workers share their reopening stories

As bars and restaurants reopened for dine-in service in June, hundreds of front-of-the-house workers bore the brunt of a new workplace.

In ‘Taste the Nation,’ Padma Lakshmi looks at immigrants’ lives in US

“Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi has a new Hulu series called “Taste the Nation.” Her stories are informed by her identity as an American and an immigrant from India.

‘I’ll Be Gone In The Dark’ chronicles Michelle McNamara’s obsession with finding the Golden State Killer

The Golden State Killer, now identified as 74-year-old Joseph DeAngelo, recently pleaded guilty to several crimes, including 13 counts of first degree murder.

When David first got the email, it just seemed like one of those offers that’s too good to be true.

from Welcome to LA

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood found a project that fit into many of the themes she's explored in her films going back to her debut, 2000's "Love & Basketball" in, of all places, the…

from The Treatment

Cannabis dispensaries are an essential business that have remained open through the pandemic.

from Greater LA

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Two artists draw from their cultural backgrounds to respond to today’s social unrest and disparities. A group show shifts its focus to highlight isolation and race in America.

Art Insider: Using Asian art techniques to address inequality and social unrest

Two artists draw from their cultural backgrounds to respond to today’s social unrest and disparities. A group show shifts its focus to highlight isolation and race in America.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 7, 2020.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 7, 2020

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 7, 2020.

Protests over police violence and officer-involved killings of Black people continued over the holiday weekend.

‘It did hit people differently than many of the murders we’ve seen.’ Melina Abdullah on death of George Floyd

Protests over police violence and officer-involved killings of Black people continued over the holiday weekend.

from Greater LA

As coronavirus cases continue to rise, there’s no telling when live music performances will come back.

What happened to the live music industry after the COVID pandemic hit

As coronavirus cases continue to rise, there’s no telling when live music performances will come back.

from Greater LA

This week: Drive-ins are back for the summer, but restaurant dining has taken over parking lanes in Santa Monica; catch a podcast about objects in a museum and their hidden stories;…

5 design things to do July 6 - 12

This week: Drive-ins are back for the summer, but restaurant dining has taken over parking lanes in Santa Monica; catch a podcast about objects in a museum and their hidden stories;…

Janelle Monáe is helping organize a food drive in LA's Watts neighborhood on Tuesday, July 7.

Janelle Monáe on organizing an LA food drive during pandemic, dismantling systemic racism

Janelle Monáe is helping organize a food drive in LA's Watts neighborhood on Tuesday, July 7.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many summer activities are not happening due to coronavirus, and it’s unclear when or if kids will return to school.

‘Everyone is pulling their hair out.’ Working parents struggle during COVID

Many summer activities are not happening due to coronavirus, and it’s unclear when or if kids will return to school.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 6, 2020.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 6, 2020

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 6, 2020.

Extreme Risk Protection Orders are a relatively new step that can be taken to protect the public from those who are felt to be of risk to themselves or others.

A practical steps to protect those at risk of suicide

Extreme Risk Protection Orders are a relatively new step that can be taken to protect the public from those who are felt to be of risk to themselves or others.

from Second Opinion

Eatonville was the first all-Black city to be incorporated into the state of Florida.

The food of famed folklorist Zora Neale Hurston

Eatonville was the first all-Black city to be incorporated into the state of Florida.

from Good Food

“  The Negro Motorist Green Book  ” was considered the "Bible of Black Travel," a guide that clued African Americans into safe roadside stops during Jim Crow.

‘The Green Book’ mapped safe spaces for Black travelers. This documentarian visited 5,000 of them

“ The Negro Motorist Green Book ” was considered the "Bible of Black Travel," a guide that clued African Americans into safe roadside stops during Jim Crow.

from Good Food

Ninety-five percent of America’s farmers are white.   Natasha Bowens   left a job as a public health advocate in Washington, D.C.

Challenging the status quo of America’s agrarian identity

Ninety-five percent of America’s farmers are white. Natasha Bowens left a job as a public health advocate in Washington, D.C.

from Good Food

One of the nation's most distinctive and varied regional cuisines comes from the American South.

‘The Jemima Code’ reveals little-known culinary legacies of Black men and women

One of the nation's most distinctive and varied regional cuisines comes from the American South.

from Good Food

Tunde Wey is a Nigerian chef with an unusual traveling dinner series called “Blackness in America.”

Protesting through food and cooking

Tunde Wey is a Nigerian chef with an unusual traveling dinner series called “Blackness in America.”

from Good Food