Historian and Environmental Writer
FROM Dan Flores
Living among the coyotes in LA If you’ve lived in Southern California for long, you’ve likely encountered at least one on a hike in Griffith Park or driving to work in the wee hours of the morning. Coyotes – they’re a fact of life in SoCal, where human development continues to expand into the wilderness and the wild keeps popping up on our streets. Case in point: A park in urban Montebello recently closed temporarily after coyotes bit three people in three separate attacks. But Americans have a long and complicated relationship with coyotes, and cities like New York and Chicago might learn a lesson or two from how Angelenos have come, for the most part, to coexist with them.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyonce take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.