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LA Law Library at 125

LA Law Library at 125

Hard to believe, but when it comes to the law, the wild west is actually a bastion of civilization. Outside of Washington, D.C., our own LA Law Library is the largest public law library in the nation. When it comes to the enthusiasm, knowledge and helpfulness of the staff, it is second to none. This summer, the group […]

Presidents by State

Presidents by State

Could the fact that he was born in Queens be a kingmaker for Donald Trump? Or that Hillary lives in Chappaqua boost her chances to reign over the U.S.? While more U.S. presidents have been born in Virginia, at eight (which includes the unelected John Taylor, a veep who served out Millard Fillmore’s term), when […]

The Outlaw Hillary Clinton

The Outlaw Hillary Clinton

I’ve made my peace with Hillary Clinton. Initially, I was outraged over the use of a private email server to conduct government business. But my opinion of her improved in inverse proportion to the revulsion that resulted from continued exposure to Donald Trump. Compared to him, she started looking good, then great, and ultimately heroic. As […]

Street View: L.A.’s Homeless

Street View: L.A.’s Homeless

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to those who live here, and likely encounter dozens of lost souls per day, but Los Angeles is the homeless capital of the nation. It’s a dubious distinction. Yes — it’s democratic — the rich and poor and middle class stirring it up on the same streets.  Well, […]

Interviewed by Paula in Billboard

Interviewed by Paula in Billboard

Conjuring faraway worlds and the forces of nature, composer Sarah Schachner’s evocative score for ‘Call of Duty Infinite Warfare’ will explode your idea of what videogame music sounds like. Click here to read the interview and listen to tracks.

Smith Would Have Voted for Sanders

Smith Would Have Voted for Sanders

He visited Voltaire in Geneva, hung out with Ben Franklin in London, was best buds with fabled Scottish philosopher David Hume and wrote the book known as “the bible of capitalism,” “The Wealth of Nations.” Sounds pretty fancy! But anyone who’s read the feel-good manifesto of the free market knows that Adam Smith was no elitist; nor […]