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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

Why the writers' strike won't end soon

Enjoy these 7 great reads from our Entertainment & Arts team.
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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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These '70s East L.A. Chicano artists are having a major revival — but infighting threatens their legacy Click to view images

The '70s art group Asco was obscure until a LACMA exhibition turned its members into art world darlings. Now, they are locked in a struggle over attribution.

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Shangela, star of HBO's 'We're Here' and contestant on 'Drag Race,' accused of sexual assault Click to view images

DJ Pierce, who performs as the drag queen Shangela on HBO's acclaimed series "We're Here," denies a production assistant's rape allegations.

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Mars Volta's lead singer broke with Scientology and reunited with the band. His battles with the church aren't over Click to view images

The Mars Volta has reunited, following Cedric Bixler-Zalvala's break with Scientology. But for Cedric and his wife, their battles with the church are far from over.

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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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'It's just pure chaos': Top Hollywood showrunners explain the writers' strike Click to view images

In the days before the Writers Guild of America called on members to strike, the creators of hit shows, including "Shrinking," "The Last of Us" and more, gathered to discuss the state of the industry.

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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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