News media layoffs, artist Keith Haring’s iconic images

LA Times management has identified 74 newsroom positions it plans to cut due to budgetary issues. Photo by Shutterstock.

The Los Angeles Times joins a slate of news and media companies, including Spotify, Buzzfeed News, and NPR, that have laid off employees in recent months.

Rising to fame in the 1980s, Keith Haring’s graffiti-inspired drawings became synonymous with HIV/AIDS activism. His legacy is the focus of a new exhibition at The Broad Museum.

Critics review the latest film releases: “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” “The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster,” “Lynch/Oz,” and “Flamin' Hot.”

At the height of World War II, Mexican American youth in LA were targeted in the Zoot Suit Riots. Many prominent Black Angelenos came to their defense.