Ruben Martinez

Loyola Marymount University

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Professor of Literature and Writing at Loyola Marymount; journalist, author and performer, his books include the forthcoming Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West

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Has the American media been ignoring the crisis sparked in Mexico by the disappearance and probable murder of 43 student-teachers?

U.S. “Looking Away” From Mexican Crisis?

Has the American media been ignoring the crisis sparked in Mexico by the disappearance and probable murder of 43 student-teachers?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Rodney King beating was videotaped by a bystander and broadcast on newscasts worldwide.

LA Before It Erupted

The Rodney King beating was videotaped by a bystander and broadcast on newscasts worldwide.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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September 14 is the last day for Californians to vote in the gubernatorial recall election, and the latest polls show Governor Gavin Newsom is likely to keep his job.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash is cultivating native plant species in its nursery — as a way to preserve its indigenous culture.

from Greater LA

California’s recall election has been powered by some small business owners who are disgruntled about pandemic-era restrictions and pessimistic about the state’s future.

from Greater LA

In her new book “ We Are Each Other’s Harvest ,” author Natalie Baszile brings together the narratives and histories of Black farmers in America.

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Season 3 of Bodies coming September 22, 2021.

from Bodies

Welcome to ¡Ask a Tortilla Tournament Judge!, the world’s premier column on all things tortilla.

from Good Food

The recall election could end up with three very different results for the future of Gov. Gavin Newsom and of politics in California. Here’s how the scenarios could play out.

from News Stories