Water Reinvigorates Museum

A new feature celebrates the centenary of the Natural History Museum of L.A. and reconnects the city to its history and environment.

Help Us Solve a Mystery?

We asked readers to help us solve an aquatic conundrum for a forthcoming issue and they delivered.

Songs in the Key of L.A.

Josh Kun has mined the sheet music collection of the Los Angeles Public Library to create a multiplatform musical love affair with the city of angels.

What We Are Reading

A new collection of short stories by Andrew Lam features surprising Vietnamese-American voices.

Frontier Diaries

No matter how they got there, western migrants in the rush that followed the whiff of gold at Sutter’s Mill often found their baggage lighter at the end of their long journey.

California’s Voter Registration Rates

A review of California’s most recent voter registration rates sends mixed messages.

WUI Space

It’s fire season in California. Do you know where your home is along the wildland-urban interface?

The Giant and the Waterbaby

Paiute oral traditions and the Owens Valley Water Wars

Sonic Turbulence

A timeline from the “Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles 1945–75” exhibit at The Grammy Museum

Spirits of Guasti

Is it a ghost town when haunting and beautiful stone buildings sit between two of the busiest freeways in California?