A new survey of Angelenos reveals that we worry a lot about housing and schools. What else does it reveal about the quality of life in the city? Then, a look at a new measure that would legalize so-called bootlegged apartments. In our weekly web roundup, topics include arms sales on Facebook and a new Reddit tool for blocking trolls. Writer Melissa Broder talks about her new essay collection, “So Sad Today.” And finally, some California lawmakers are floating new measures to protect fashion models from unhealthy standards.
What Angelenos Worry About the Most
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What Angelenos Worry About
Los Angeles might be celebrated for its sunny weather. But the same cannot be said of its residents’ feelings about their city. The first quality-of-life survey of L.A. is...
Bootlegged Apartments and Affordable Housing
Housing in Los Angeles is notoriously expensive. One way to address that is to create more supply, and the city council is considering a plan that would do that. The...
Web Roundup: Weapons on Facebook and Reddit’s Troll Blocker
It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for our weekly roundup of Internet-related news. Today we look at military weapons being sold through secret Facebook groups, WhatsApp’s...
So Sad Today
On July 5th, 2012, Melissa Broder tweeted “sad today.” She did it anonymously under the handle So Sad Today. That was the first of many raw, honest and often funny tweets...