Jennifer Swann

earthquakes

Here's What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

Nobody knows when "The Big One" is going to hit California, but here's how experts think it will play out when it does.
Jennifer Swann
4.9.18
Sports

Inside the Campaign to Make Surfing California's Official Sport

It's kind of amazing that it isn't already.
Jennifer Swann
1.23.18
Los Angeles

To Save 'LA Weekly,' Journalists Want to Destroy It

After its new owners laid off most of the editorial staff, former contributors have launched a campaign to tank the publication.
Jennifer Swann
12.13.17
crime

The Man So Obsessed with O.J., He's Opening a Museum

The O.J. Simpson trial has been the focus of Adam Papagan's life for the past decade. His pop-up O.J. museum opens in LA later this month.
Jennifer Swann
8.4.17
Culture

I Went to an Armpit Sniffing Class

Participants in the class had their armpit scents analyzed by strangers in the hopes of learning something new about themselves.
Jennifer Swann
7.24.17
Music

One Man's 14-Year Fight to Get Weird Al a Walk of Fame Star

“I literally was jumping up and down and tears came to my eyes. I was so happy. I’d been waiting for this moment for so long.”
Jennifer Swann
7.6.17
Drugs

The Support Groups That Help People Process Psychedelic Trips

"Why is there a medical system to assist people who take Advil or overdose on sleeping pills, but not one to help someone who felt like they met their own god or became completely in love with their friend while taking MDMA?"
Jennifer Swann
4.28.17
Art

The Art Biennale Held on the Shores of a Toxic Lake

The Bombay Beach Biennale takes place in a rundown town on the edge of California's Salton Sea, which scientists have warned is an environmental disaster in the making.
Jennifer Swann
4.19.17
Drugs

The Citizen Scientists Using Mushrooms to Cure Their Cluster Headaches

"We can either just live in pain or we can try and fix it ourselves."
Jennifer Swann
1.31.17
politics

'Death After Death': California Prison Under Scrutiny Following Rash of Suicides

The California Institution for Women is perhaps best known for housing two of the women involved in the Manson Family murders. But advocates say there's a far more appalling reason it should be notorious: its suicide rate, which is eight times the...
Jennifer Swann
1.13.17
News

How Cities Got Serious About Homelessness in 2016

Places like Los Angeles and Seattle are all radically rethinking what it means to provide shelter to their residents.
Jennifer Swann
12.26.16
Stuff

What It's Like to Sell Political Merchandise for a Living

In red states, Bill Wyatt sells T-shirts that say "Drain the Swamp." In blue states, they say "Fuck Trump."
Jennifer Swann
11.15.16
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