Los Angeles

Step Aside, New York City. Los Angeles's Populism Is for Real.
City to consider the highest minimum wage in the country
January 13, 2014

In Los Angeles, the conditions are ideal for populist proposals—like the highest minimum wage in the country.

Los Angeles is the Labor Movement's Great Success Story
September 02, 2013

LAANE: An organization making a big difference in the Los Angeles labor movement

The L.A. Review of Books Declares War on the N.Y. Review of Books
July 18, 2013

You don’t name your publication the Los Angeles Review of Books unless you are trying to make a statement.

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six Episode 10, Post 2
The children of 'Mad Men'
June 04, 2013

Dear Television is Jane Hu, Evan Kindley, Lili Loofbourow, and Phillip Maciak. This season, they'll be posting weekly letters about AMC's "Mad Men." While this is not a full recap, there are still plenty of spoilers. Read the last installment here.

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six Episode 10, Post 1
'Mad Men' does Joan Didion
June 03, 2013

In this season's California episode, 'Mad Men' does Joan Didion.

Kobe Bryant, the "Black Mamba," Has Shed His Skin But Remains a Snake
January 24, 2013

The new Bryant is as meta as ever—more a concept than a human being.

An "Enlightened" Mike White Wants to Change TV
January 17, 2013

The show's creator, like its main character, was born anew after a breakdown.

The Year in Art: The Best Exhibits of 2012
December 27, 2012

Writing about his obsession with art books in a wonderful little volume published this year—Phantoms on the Bookshelves—Jacques Bonnet says that “Images send you on to other images, artists to other artists, periods come one after another or echo each other, all with their cargo of art works.” And so it is when I think back on remarkable art experienced in the year just past.

Bret Easton Ellis, Twitter Psycho
December 20, 2012

Is his social-media presence performance art, or just a bored guy looking for attention?

The Many Wonders of Christopher Walken
December 07, 2012

Walken is one weird dude. But he's also so much more than that.

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