FROM Emily Yoshida
Anime's Troubled History of 'White-Washing' News that Scarlett Johansson would play the lead role in a live-action remake of Japanese animation favorite Ghost in the Shell angered anime fans in America, who complained it was another example of Hollywood ‘ white-washing ’ of a Japanese character. However, many fans in Japan don’t see what the big deal is. One reporter explores the complicated history of representation in Japanese animation.
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?
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.