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Los Angeles Artists Reinvent Their Roles in Gentrifying Communities

Los Angeles Artists Reinvent Their Roles in Gentrifying Communities

Carribean Fragoza

FEATURES

Co-published with The American Prospect. Poor and working-class neighborhoods often view new art galleries as heralds of gentrification—but some artists have joined with residents to fight displacements and other disruptions.

I Tried to Make My Home Energy Efficient and It's Ruining My Life

I Tried to Make My Home Energy Efficient and It's Ruining My Life

David Dayen

FEATURES

Co-published with VICEPeople across America are pitched what seems like a win-win: make your house more climate-friendly for little or no money down. Advocates say it's a nightmare.

Why Do We Think Poor People are Poor Because of Their Own Bad Choices?

Why Do We Think Poor People are Poor Because of Their Own Bad Choices?

Maia Szalavitz

FEATURES

Co-published with The GuardianIf an unexpected medical emergency bankrupts you, you view yourself as a victim of bad fortune – while seeing other bankruptcy court clients as spendthrifts. Why?

‘[Somewhere in Los Angeles] This Poem Is Needed’

‘[Somewhere in Los Angeles] This Poem Is Needed’

Christopher Soto

CULTURE

Co-curated with Bill Moyers & CompanyPoetry provides the constant opportunity to take a situation and cast it in a different light.

Why Casino-Driven Development Is a Roll of the Dice

Why Casino-Driven Development Is a Roll of the Dice

Melissa Chadburn 

CULTURE | ANALYSIS

Co-published with CityLabUsually, the public benefits of gambling deteriorate over time. But many American cities still pin their economic hopes on casinos.

 

When Your Used Car Makes You a Target for Cops

When Your Used Car Makes You a Target for Cops

David Dayen

NEWS | FEATURES

Co-published with VICE. Buying a car and actually owning it in the eyes of the law are not the same thing. Some Americans are finding that out the hard way.

 

Homeless in the Shadow of Santa Barbara’s Mansions

Homeless in the Shadow of Santa Barbara’s Mansions

Jennifer Dworkin

MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with Bill Moyers & CompanyFor hundreds of families, home is a car in a quiet parking lot.

Dumping Ground and Refuge

Dumping Ground and Refuge

Evelyn Nieves

NEWS

Co-published with Salon. For those who know how to navigate L.A.’s Skid Row, it can provide community — but crackdowns have made life even harder.

When Doctors Took ‘Family Planning’ Into Their Own Hands

When Doctors Took ‘Family Planning’ Into Their Own Hands

Marcela Valdes

NEWS

Co-published with The New York Times Magazine. In 1975, 10 women filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that a Los Angeles medical center was systematically sterilizing Spanish-speaking mothers.

Who Takes Care of the Nanny’s Kids?

Who Takes Care of the Nanny’s Kids?

Alissa Quart

FEATURE | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with The Nation with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Photography by Alice Proujansky supported by EHRP. When only US wages can support families in the Global South, parents and children divide to survive.