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Portrait of Mike Davis against an enlarged, posterized image of his book, City of Quartz
Christopher Taylor, October 28, 2022

On Tuesday, October 25, Mike Davis, the towering left-wing polemicist, passed away at his home in San Diego at the age of 76.

Matson Cruise Terminal 1955
Nicholas Beyelia, August 08, 2022

It's a painful truth that Angelenos can much too easily identify architectural structures that have been erased from our city's landscape. Some structures are well-known and widely mourned while others have disappeared from our collective consciousness without much afterthought.

Close-up view of a Dodger player's hat, glove, and ball left on the field
Bob Timmermann, September 02, 2021

Coming off a World Series win in 2020, the Los Angeles Dodgers were expected to easily win the National League West Division for the ninth straight time. But, for reasons that confound many baseball experts, the Dodgers’ archnemesis, the San Francisco Giants, stubbornly hold on to first place.