Politics

Promised Land
May 2012

Promised Land

Century-old Llano del Rio—one man’s great hope for a Southern California Socialist utopia

Give It to Galindo
April 2012

Give It to Galindo

A Latino LAPD detective works under the radar to clear a black ex-cop in mid-’50s L.A.

VIDEO Ronald Reagan’s Surprising Early Days
February 2012

VIDEO Ronald Reagan’s Surprising Early Days

Hear the tapes, as Reagan opens up about his battle against the encroachment of communism into Hollywood

Left in the Past
February 2012

Left in the Past

Roy M. Brewer explores Ronald Reagan’s far-from-conservative early days—hear the former president in archival tapes

Right Makes Might
January 2012

Right Makes Might

How a dogged civil-rights lawyer, an ex-gangster and a risk-taking LAPD captain helped skirt a Rodney King riot repeat

Element of Surprise
January 2012

Element of Surprise

One gutsy, Vietnam-era air raid might not have been common knowledge, but it sure set the stage for military special ops

Q+LA Bill Maher
October 2011

Q+LA Bill Maher

You may not always agree with him, but you have to love a guy who expresses himself.

Traffic Stop
July 2011

Traffic Stop

Go undercover with the ATF to stem the flow of guns into Mexico.

Policing Revolution
April 2011

Policing Revolution

In the revolutionary movement of the ’60s, the first face-off between the LAPD’s SWAT and the Black Panthers blindsided them both.

Backstory Out of Iran
January 2011

Backstory Out of Iran

WikiLeaks’ reveals don’t come close to telling the whole tale of L.A. dentist Dr. Hossein Vahedi’s great escape from his homeland.

Shadow Caster
April 2010

Shadow Caster

The war between William H. Parker and gangster Mickey Cohen proves truth is stranger than noir fiction.

50: Badges
November 2009

50: Badges

A timeline of LAPD stars and shields; plus, notable events in the annals of Los Angeles' criminal history.

Kabul Lullaby
September 2009

Kabul Lullaby

Against many odds, laws and safety risks, Richard "Dobbs" Hartshorne is quietly bringing music to Afghanistan.

Private Party: The Cove
August 2009

Private Party: The Cove

Kathy Freston hits a private screening of The Cove, a documentary film about dolphin harvesting in Japan, and is pleased to see it accompanied by vegan treats.

Chief Bill Bratton & Jim Wiatt Q&A
June 2009

Chief Bill Bratton & Jim Wiatt Q&A

In a meeting of the minds, the city's police chief and the William Morris Agency's former chairman and CEO work together to raise millions for police programs and the betterment of Los Angeles.

21st-Century Altruism
April 2009

21st-Century Altruism

A look at the Las Vegas lives of Jenna and Michael Morton—the N9NE Group, tackling local causes and the magnificent house they built overlooking Red Rock Canyon.

Q and Me
April 2009

Q and Me

Nicole Avant chats with her—and music’s—godfather Quincy Jones on passion, politics, perfection and passing the torch.

The Big Secret
April 2009

The Big Secret

How Parry Thomas and Jerry Mack—a Mormon from Utah and a Jew from Las Vegas—built the Bank of Las Vegas and changed laws to entice corporations and make the Mob leave Sin City.

Obama’s Inauguration All Together Now
March 2009

Obama’s Inauguration All Together Now

A trip to Barack's swearing-in ceremonies as seen through the eyes of 19-year-old Nickelodeon host Lily Collins.

Baron Davis The Power of One
November 2008

Baron Davis The Power of One

The star basketball guard and L.A. native talks to John Ireland about growing up in Los Angeles, his friendship with Cash Warren, playing for the Clippers and much more.

What Digby Says
October 2008

What Digby Says

Jesse Kornbluth goes one-on-one with a darling of the progressive blogosphere—the anonymous author of Hullabaloo.

Obamas Better Half
September 2008

Obama's Better Half

Michelle talks with Editor in Chief Annie Gilbar about raising Sasha and Malia, finding alone time with Barack, and more.