Los Angeles

Be Careful How You Refer to the So-Called 'Great American Streetcar Scandal'

The finer details of this urban legend deserve their own book.

Finding the Hidden Beauty in Liquor Stores and Cheap Motels

A photographer seeks out L.A.'s less glamorous side.

An App to Help You Prove the Beach You're Standing On Is Public

In L.A., private homeowners often erroneously believe the beach belongs to them.

The Forgotten Urban Transportation Problem We Should Be Trying to Fix

Freight is crippling metro areas, but it's rarely part of city planning.

Just 15 Percent of L.A. Voters Turned Out to Elect a New Mayor

Low voter turnout is something of a trend in America's second largest city.

Worst Cities for Dog Attacks, According to the U.S. Postal Service

If your pet bites a postal worker, you're going to have to come get your mail yourself.

After the Olympics, Documenting What's Left

Gary Hustwit and Jon Pack have been photographing former Olympic sites around the world.

Celebrating L.A.'s Hidden Walkability

A two-day urban hike called the Big Parade reminds Angelinos that their city has a pedestrian culture after all.

How Much Do Automated License Plate Readers Know About You?

Civil liberties advocates argue that it may be too much.

Terrifying Images From California's Latest Wildfires

Already, 10,000 acres of the Los Angeles area have been torched.

L.A. Wants to Turn Its Concrete 'River' Into a Real River

But bureaucratic snares and funding mishaps have jeopardized the process.

A Funeral Car Named 'Descanso,' or, When Death Rode the Rails in America

In the first decades of the 20th century, if you died in a city, you may have traveled toward your final resting place via public transit.

When the World's Best Photographers Tackle Their Surroundings

Landscape-inspired highlights from last weekend's Paris Photo Los Angeles art fair.

Terrifying Footage of Someone Hanging From a Construction Crane by One Hand

On purpose, apparently.

What's a Bike Good For? Churning Ice Cream, Apparently

A store in downtown Los Angeles sells only pedal-churned frozen treats.

Why Big Cities Make Media Liberal

And why the Koch Brothers can't do anything about it, even if they buy up the Tribune papers.

Do Long Commutes Discourage Married Women From Working?

A new study finds that they do — to a very considerable extent.

Manhunts Are the New Car Chases

Urban manhunts have captivated cities and provided fodder for a frenzied 24-hour media. But at what cost?

3 Reasons to Keep Amtrak's Long-Distance Trains Running

Even though they lose about a half a billion dollars a year.