Blues artist Nat Myers on ‘casual racism,’ shocking videos of LA County Jails

“Music to me … I think it's kind of the apotheosis of poetry,” says Nat Myers. Photo by Jim Herrington.

A raspy singing voice and steel guitar are essential to the songs of Nat Myers, who was raised in Kentucky by his Korean mom and white American dad. His new album is “Yellow Peril.”

The LA Times received a thumbnail drive smuggled out of LA Men's Central Jail, containing videos showing stabbings, fist fights, suicide attempts, and graphic incidents.

The Supreme Court rejected the congressional map from Louisiana officials that only included one majority-Black district, allowing the state to redraw the map. 

Yevgeny Prigozhin, who leads the paramilitary force called the Wagner Group, led an open rebellion against President Putin’s military leadership over the weekend.