Houseless People Say LA's 'Home Run' Encampment-Clearing Program Is a Mess
Encampment residents describe being misled about housing availability and heavy police presence as part of Mayor Karen Bass' "proactive" program.
A Teenage Party Scene. An Unsolved Murder. What Happened to Emmery Muñoz?
A new podcast from VICE and LAist Studios looks at a cold case from the underground world of LA’s 2000s teen party crew scene.
'I Have to Return Some Video Tapes': A Guide to Bret Easton Ellis's Films
Mark “The Shards”, the controversial author's first book in years, with a deep dive into his cinematic and literary world.
The LAPD Wants Robot Dogs. How Did We Get Here?
Like other surveillance tools before them, quadrupedal robots are being pushed by Los Angeles’ well-funded police lobbyists.
America’s Biggest New Age Expo Welcomes Conspiracy Theories Back In
After its founder rejected some conspiracy content, the Conscious Life Expo once again takes a more suspicion-friendly approach.
Mahjong Mistress Is Bringing New Life to a Centuries-Old Game
Tiles, style, and community come together at one of L.A.’s hottest parties.
Citizen App Doxes Billie Eilish’s Family Home to Tens of Thousands of People
A push notification informed users of the exact location of an alleged break-in, plus copious shaky video uploaded by Citizen users.
Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Rape and Sexual Assault
A Los Angeles jury found Weinstein, a former Hollywood producer, guilty of raping one woman.
White Supremacists Embrace Ye: ‘Kanye Is Right About the Jews’
A demonstration in LA was attributed to a “virulently antisemitic provocateur.”
This Week Has Been an Absolute Shitshow for LA Politics
A week of protests and calls for resignations after audio leaked of city council members using racist insults to describe their colleagues and constituents.
Racist Slurs About a Child Are Blowing Up LA’s City Council
“We can’t have a city council where every day we go in there’s someone sitting there who called a Black child a monkey.”
Food Delivery Robot Casually Drives Under Police Tape, Through Active Crime Scene
A delivery robot drove through a suspected active shooter scene at Hollywood High School. The shooting was later determined to be a hoax.