Summer 2019/Issue 7

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THE ONCE AND FUTURE NEWSPAPER
Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong purchased the storied, but troubled, Los Angeles Times last year. Now he’s investing hundreds of millions of dollars to restore this legacy of Harry Chandler. By Mark Potts

SPACE FORCE FOR GOOD
Planet’s satellites take 1.2 million pictures each day. The images they capture show us as much about Earth and ourselves as about the ability of technology to make the world a better place. By Po Bronson

A FASTER ROUTE TO CARE
By connecting medical research to drug testing, Scripps Research and its Calibr division aim to radically shorten the time between discovery and FDA approval for new drugs. By Jennifer Ouellette

BEHIND EVERY GREAT TECH COMPANY IS A GREAT WOMAN
Cowboy entrepreneurs single-handedly building startups are a Silicon Valley myth. Alpha Girls introduces women overlooked by history, living proof that myths are just that. Book excerpt by Julian Guthrie

IT’S A CAT’S WORLD AFTER ALL
Feral cats have turned Disneyland into an unlikely battleground in the war over trap-neuter-return animal control policies. By Matt Smith/Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting

JACK LONDON’S HEARTBREAK
Wolf House in Sonoma County symbolized the writer’s ambition and success, but fire destroyed the magnificent home just before its completion. By Joy Lanzendorfer

A SYMPHONY OF DIVERSITY
For its centennial, the L.A. Philharmonic has commissioned 55 new works: 22 by women and 22 by people of color, part of an ongoing effort to better reflect the makeup of Los Angeles itself. By Catherine Womack

L.A.’S ANNUS MIRABILIS
The end of World War I brought labor and capital to Los Angeles. In 1919, the city gained a major art museum, a movie studio, a university, a symphony, and a little restaurant called Musso & Frank. By David Kipen

A BOUNDARY-PUSHING UNDERGROUND
Far beyond the polish and respectability of Disney Hall and the Huntington lies a vibrant subculture of performance art, drag nights, and bondage and body modification events. Photos by Safi Alia Shabaik

 

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DISPATCHES: Open Roads • SFMOMA • Ají Chile Pepper • Letter from France

COLD CASE: The Mystery of Sputnik

REVIEWS: Charles White and Oscar Rejlander • Phantoms • Gamble House • South Coast Repertory

APPRECIATION: Blake Nordstrom

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