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Asian Americans and the L.A. vote

A new UCLA study says that Asian Americans, now the third-largest racial group in the city, have a ways to go when it comes to getting adequate representation.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  June 3, 2023   View in browser Kenneth Mejia heading to his downtown campaign office in 2022 after he was elected L.A. city controller. (Steve Lopez/Los Angeles Times) Good morning, and welcome to L.A. on the Record — our City Hall newsletter. It's Jeong Park and Dakota Smith at the helm. In Los Angeles politics, 2022 was a historic year for Asian Americans. Kenneth Mejia became the first Asian American to win a citywide office when he triumphed in the city contr

Blame the Golden Age of TV for the writers' strike

Streaming leveraged television's Golden Age to change the world. But unless we want TV's boom town to become a ghost town, we need to protect the writers who built it.
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Column: Streamers profited when 'the idiot box' became art. They forgot writers made it that way Click to view images

Television's most recent "Golden Age" set off a gold rush that transformed Hollywood. The writers' strike means the boom has finally gone bust.

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Twenty years after country music canceled the Chicks, they have no regrets: 'It set us free' Click to view images

Ahead of their Las Vegas residency, the Chicks hold forth on their exile from Nashville, how songs change over time and why Beyoncรฉ is the new Boss.

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Marvel is doing just fine — for now. But some L.A.-area fans are at a 'tipping point' Click to view images

A slew of headlines painted Marvel as a franchise in trouble. The full picture is more complicated — but for some, the frustration is all too real.

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Why Hollywood writers strike won't end soon. Here are six sticking points Click to view images

Hollywood's writers went on strike but what were the issues that led to the fallout with the studios and streamers. Here are six issues where talks fell apart

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Art history — minus the men — in a zingy new revisionist compendium Click to view images

Katy Hessel's new book 'The Story of Art Without Men' unearths centuries of 'firsts' — women creating art and fighting against historical invisibility.

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Commentary: These TV dads are gruff and brutally violent. Why we can't get enough Click to view images

In "Sweet Tooth," now in Season 2, Jepperd is a character we've seen a lot more of lately: the gruff, protective dad. It's a stark contrast to past TV dads and a reflection of the times.

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Kate Bush, Willie Nelson, Missy Elliott lead 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Click to view images

Sheryl Crow, George Michael, Rage Against the Machine and the Spinners will also be inducted into the Rock Hall in November.

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