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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

The trial and tribulations of Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran's singing, with its intricately bent notes and its sense of a sob held just in check, is so vivid that the truth of his experience always comes through.
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The trial and tribulations of Ed Sheeran Click to view images

Sheeran's subdued new LP is the culmination of a long year for the singer, who faced a very public copyright lawsuit, the death of a friend and family trauma.

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Hollywood is calling it 'the Netflix strike.' Here's why Click to view images

Why many members of the Writers Guild of America have targeted streaming giant Netflix in their fight for higher streaming residuals.

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News Analysis: What Jonathan Majors' dramatic rise and fall says about race and justice in Hollywood Click to view images

The actor, who this week faces his first court date in a domestic dispute, may suffer more career damage than his Hollywood counterparts do. Is race a factor?

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The 25 concerts we can't wait to see this summer Click to view images

Superstars Taylor Swift, Drake, and Beyoncรฉ head up a far-ranging slate of concerts this summer.

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Hollywood was built on the work of underappreciated writers. Just ask Chandler, Faulkner and Fitzgerald Click to view images

The current fight between writers and their studio bosses is nothing new. The quest for respect goes back to the earliest days of Hollywood.

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Commentary: The Hammer just wrapped a major building project. Now, two of its curators are departing Click to view images

The UCLA Hammer Museum, which opened a sizable building project in late March, has announced two major departures of senior staff, plus the arrival of a new curator.

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'Few people ask us what we think about ourselves': This L.A. art show elevates Black women and nonbinary artists Click to view images

On view through May 27, "Witness," at WACO Theater Center, was curated by Tina Knowles Lawson and Genel Ambrose. The 14 featured artists explore themes of family, community and identity in their respective works.

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