Snap Inc. just had a profitable first day trading on the stock market, but one Southern California neighborhood is fighting the gentrification that comes with hosting a tech giant.
Finally Acknowledging the Obvious, Los Angeles Moves to Declare a State of Emergency on Homelessness
Whether a Truthdig series had anything to do with it or not, the mayor has committed to finding $100 million to get 10,000 people off the streets and into programs to help them.
The task is labor-intensive, beginning with interviewing one person at a time, and it requires perseverance, patience and a willingness to work against all odds. It is made no easier by a callous, Republican-controlled Congress.
Although falling asleep, standing still and sitting down are all necessary for survival, more and more communities are treating these behaviors as crimes when done in public places by people with nowhere else to go.
A new book about an old seaside amusement park, gone for a half a century, set me thinking about a favorite subject, the boom-and-bust quality of California, a place of constant invention and reinvention, of dreams shattered or attained.
While the whole world was busy talking about Crimea, something remarkable happened in Venice.
Residents of the Italian city are voicing their discontent at the inordinate number of tourists being ferried in by behemoth boats. About 50 protesters jumped into the Giudecca Canal on Saturday to stop 12 enormous cruise ships from heading to St. Mark’s Square, delaying the monstrosities by only an hour.
Occupy Des Moines protesters decide it's high time to occupy the Democratic headquarters, and they won't be the last; Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" gets more viewers than Fox News; and one of America's most visible poets fell out of grace thanks to a racist poem. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Oliver Stone made quite a dramatic entrance at the Venice Film Festival on Monday for the premiere of his documentary, "South of the Border" -- the director was joined on the red carpet by none other than Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, the subject of his film.