Roman Polanski’s “Chinatown” remains perhaps the quintessential neo-noir. Set in the 1930s, the movie depicts Los Angeles and […]

In May 2000, the New York Times reported the upcoming demolition of the Crenshaw District’s Holiday Bowl. Built […]

In a critical scene from the 1997 neo-noir “L.A. Confidential,” the ambitious and overzealous Detective Ed Exley (Guy […]

Being a liberal/lefty/whatever in America has never been easy, and it has seldom involved optimism.  Ever since Werner […]

[Editor’s note: This article originally appeared under the Intersections column for the KCET Departures website, January 31, 2013] […]

The SGV is a region of America where a lot of Chinese and Mexicans have learned to live […]

Oldies stations are one of the most tried and true formats on the FM radio dial, seemingly ubiquitous […]

“Years of media abetted conditioning to the possibility of war, invasion, and conquest by waves and waves of […]