Noir made L.A. the city intellectuals loved to hate, yet perversely for European intellects, notably those hailing from France and Britain, this only deepened the fascination.
The bowling alley, which was demolished in 2003, served as an integrated leisure space where African, Mexican, and Asian Americans could interact.
Los Angeles of the 1920s remained a segregated landscape, many neighborhoods boasted a diverse non-white population consisting of Latino, Asian, African American faces.
Some of L.A.'s most important history lay in the periphery, in towns like El Monte and South El Monte. But how do we excavate and broadcast its important history?
Malibu is the wildfire capital of North America and, possibly, the world, but residents continue to have a love affair with the beachfront area.
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, pirates in Los Angeles provided a window into the tensions over access to music that besets the difficult relationship that exists between ar
To understand the City of Angels, Joan Didion once wrote, one needed to immerse oneself in the freeway experience or, as she put it, "the only secular communion Los Angeles has."
This June marks the 70th anniversary of the Zoot Suit Riots, which some critics call "the worst mob violence in Los Angeles history."