Shady Park

Griffith Park was a Christmas present to Los Angeles, generously given by a man who later spent two years in San Quentin for shooting his wife as she knelt before him.

The Angry Age

Political rage has spread globally like a virus, and the divide between “us” and “them” is harder to bridge and growing wider everyday.

Dramatis Personae

In his bestselling volume “Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics,” Stephen Greenblatt, in a none-too-subtle jab at President Donald Trump, examines the characters of Richard III, Macbeth, King Lear and Coriolanus to illuminate how Shakespeare’s work probes the danger of narcissistic demagogues —…

Nature Nurture

Wendy Butts MBA ’00, CEO of the LA Conservation Corps, talks about the role of nature in nurturing work ethic, confidence and community.

American Customs

First turned away at Ellis Island, an immigrant family found a way into the U.S. from Canada and helped build America for the next 100 years.

Who Are We?

The people of Los Angeles have had many names since 1850, complicating their sense of place. But each is a part of who they are.

Equal Play

Should a child’s access to recreation depend on ethnicity, family income or geography? Renata Simril ’93, CEO of LA84 Foundation, says never.

Looking for Sepulveda

Driving the length of Sepulveda Blvd., a major city arteries, is a sojourn along a border between L.A.’s past and present, and its living and its dead.