FROM David Auerbach
Porn Industry Monopoly When one player takes over an industry, it’s called a monopoly. There are laws that protect against monopolies in the U.S., but one industry has managed to escape them so far. A company called MindGeek runs most of the top porn streaming sites, and some porn production companies. The result is a cautionary tale about what happens when a media company both produces and distributes content.
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.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.