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  • Getting a read on the city with Edward W. Soja's 'My Los Angeles'

    Getting a read on the city with Edward W. Soja's 'My Los Angeles'
    When people say that Los Angeles is hard to read, as they often do, they're usually not talking about books. They're talking about the city itself or rather the megalopolis, made up of dozens of cities. It is this sprawling, tangled, confusing,...
  • Harvey J. Fields dies at 78; rabbi led Wilshire Boulevard Temple

    Harvey J. Fields dies at 78; rabbi led Wilshire Boulevard Temple
    Rabbi Harvey J. Fields, who for 18 years presided over Los Angeles' oldest synagogue, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, and was prominent in interfaith efforts to mend race relations after the 1992 riots, died Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 78....
  • A vintage year onstage as classics blended with provocative premieres

     A vintage year onstage as classics blended with provocative premieres
    Much that was old was new again in 2013, which turned out to be a very good year for the classics. It wasn't a bad year for new work either, even if too many of today's most provocative playwrights are getting short shrift from this town's nonprofit...
  • To reform the Sheriff's Dept., look to the LAPD

    To reform the Sheriff's Dept., look to the LAPD
    The recent resignation of Sheriff Lee Baca presents a much-needed opportunity for meaningful, lasting and long-overdue reform of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The federal indictments in December of 18 former and current sheriff's deputies...
  • Film Review: 'La Marche'

    It started with a violent standoff and ended with a peaceful march, during which a small group of protestors organized a cross-country demonstration, carrying banners "for equality and against racism" from the South of France to Paris. Backed by Luc...
  • LAPD's Beck: William Bratton will 'meet all the challenges' at NYPD

    LAPD's Beck: William Bratton will 'meet all the challenges' at NYPD
    Citing William Bratton's past work with L.A.'s minority communities, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday called his former boss the "perfect person" to head the New York Police Department. Beck said he spoke to his "great friend" and...
  • A tale of two churches — and a persistent racial divide

    A tale of two churches — and a persistent racial divide
    It has been 46 years since Martin Luther King Jr., preaching about race and faith shortly before his death, lamented that "11 o'clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated time in America." That phrase has become something of a dusty cliche, easy...
  • Kelly Thomas verdict: No justice for beaten homeless man, readers fume

    In July 2011, Kelly Thomas -- a mentally ill homeless man -- was beaten unconscious by Fullerton police officers and later died from his injuries. Recordings of the beating show Thomas repeatedly begging for his life, even saying, "Dad, help me." On...
  • Should police face federal charges in Kelly Thomas' death? An editorial board discussion.

    Should police face federal charges in Kelly Thomas' death? An editorial board discussion.
    The editorial board here at The Times began its day with an email discussion of Kelly Thomas’ death. We frequently conduct debates on issues among ourselves while we go about our other business, to figure out whether we should weigh in on a...
  • Review: Powerful 'Extreme Measures' is in moment with Chris Burden

     Review: Powerful 'Extreme Measures' is in moment with Chris Burden
    NEW YORK — Chris Burden's sculpture "The Other Vietnam Memorial" is not included in the compelling retrospective of the Los Angeles-based artist's four-decade career, which fills all five floors at the New Museum here as well as the building's...
  • Toronto: John Ridley Talks Plans for L.A. Riots Pic

    Screenwriter John Ridley immersed himself in the 1800s for "12 Years a Slave" and dove into the 1960s rock scene for Jimi Hendrix biopic "All Is by My Side," both playing in Toronto. Meanwhile, he's ready to focus on 1992 Los Angeles as he tries to get...
  • Fall theater season listens to new voices and old

    Fall theater season listens to new voices and old
    Theater festivals have the potential to galvanize an audience, but in a sprawling city already awash in performance, the importance of sharp curating can't be overemphasized. Radar L.A., an adventurous amalgam of international theater, made a winning...