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City Sues Bank Claiming It's A Slumlord

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business

* LA says bank let hundreds of homes slide into disrepair * Lawsuit seeks hundreds of millions of dollars * US Bancorp p...

Greg Boyle Has Saved Thousands of Latino Lives In Los Angeles. So Why Might He Go Out Of Business?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jesse Kornbluth

You would think that a guy who has transformed tens of thousands of lives over 23 years in the lousiest part of LA could find $5 million somewhere to keep going.

Lots of Cooks Prepared the Compton Cookout Racial Insult Stew

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Black and minority California lawmakers are leaping over each other to lambaste the now infamous Compton Cookout at UCSD as racially insulting, insensitive, and demeaning.

Define "Urban Lit" ...

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Charles D. Ellison

Rage against the Mullah machine fumes in Iran, economy is wrecked, and health care reform is a rubbery roast of ripped tire on the road to political h...

West Side Story: The Original Spanish Version

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Louise Mirrer

The opening of the current hit revival of West Side Story so close to Easter and Passover is a good reminder of the twists and turns of both theatrical and world history.

Roma 'Gypsies' Face Heightened Persecution In Italy

The Guardian | Tana de Zulueta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

People forget, but the European history of segregation began in Venice. Ghetto is a Venetian word. It was, and still is, a neighbourhood, one of the o...

Defiance is Not Just Another Holocaust Movie: Jews Can Be Tough Guys, Too

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

It is extraordinarily moving in ways that surprise us and reassure us even as some of our favorites are slain and we wonder whether everything they're doing is all for naught.