‘The thirst trap of London’: UK welcomes Every Woman Biennial

This summer the world’s largest showcase of female and non-binary art comes to Britain. Its curator describes her mission to reclaim the art world from tech bros In 2019, the most recent iteration of the Every Woman Biennial drew 3,000 attendees to two galleries in New York and Los Angeles. Among the 600 artists represented […]

Folk singer Mustafa: ‘I’m trying to preserve the memories of young Black Muslims’

The poet, a songwriter for artists including the Weeknd, explains how music helped him explore the loss of friends to inner-city violence: ‘Sorrow is meant to be experienced and felt’ Appearing on a Zoom call from his Los Angeles apartment, sporting the white, perforated kufi skullcap worn in mosques, 24-year-old Canadian musician Mustafa is a […]

One firefighter killed in shooting at Los Angeles fire station – reports

Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of gunshot victims just before 11am in the Agua Dulce area near Santa Clarita A shooting at a fire station in Los Angeles has killed one firefighter and wounded another, multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday. Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of multiple gunshot victims shortly before 11am at a […]

Tiger Woods: rehab from crash ‘more painful than anything I have experienced’

Golfer is recovering from serious injuries sustained in February 45-year-old does not answer question on possible return to golf Tiger Woods has spoken about the grueling recovery process from the car crash earlier this year that left him with serious leg injuries. One police officer who attended the Los Angeles crash in February said Woods […]

Manchin criticizes Republican opposition to 6 January commission: ‘There’s no excuse’ – live

Senator says: ‘They do not believe the truth will set you free’ McConnell dismisses commission as ‘extraneous’ Republicans introduce nearly $1tn infrastructure plan Democrats’ push for voting rights law faces tortuous path Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 10.41pm BST The NRA’s Annual Meeting is back and scheduled for […]

How a ranger stumbled upon one of the largest fossil finds in California history

While on a routine patrol, Greg Francek came across bone fragments from prehistoric animals that existed millions of years before humans Imagine a California with volcanoes erupting to the east and Los Angeles buried under the Pacific Ocean. Giant camels, rhinoceros and four-tusked miniature elephants graze on a lush landscape, only to be preyed upon […]

Ryan O’Connell: ‘I was born into an ableist hellhole’

As his explicit, hilarious Netflix sitcom Special returns, Ryan O’Connell talks about why Hollywood refuses to consider disabled people – and why he’s made his show ‘gayer and gimpier’ The frank, fizzy comedy Special, which has just landed on Netflix, is a tale of two Ryans. There is Ryan Hayes, the main character, a gay […]

The Linda Lindas on their viral song Racist, Sexist Boy: ‘It’s good to let the anger out and scream’

The young band reflects on their newfound fame after a clip of their performance at the Los Angeles public library exploded online Mila, 10, had barely heard of the coronavirus when a boy in her school said his father told him to stay away from Chinese people. “It was my first experience of racism, and […]

Danny Masterson: That ‘70s Show actor must stand trial on three counts of rape

Judge’s decision followed days of emotional testimony from three women who say the actor raped them in 2001 and 2003 Danny Masterson, the actor best known for his role in That ’70s Show, must stand trial on three counts of rape, a judge said on Friday. The determination by Charlaine F Olmedo, of the Los […]

Two young boys in the heart of LA gangland: Merrick Morton’s best photograph

‘I’ve taken shots of people pointing their guns at me – and one gang wanted to be photographed doing a drive-by shooting. I refused’ I’ve been shooting street gangs in Los Angeles since the early 80s. For whatever reason, I always seemed to gravitate towards the gangs with the potential for violence. A contact in […]

Los Angeles: at least 1,000 under evacuation orders amid wildfire

Investigators suspect an arsonist may have sparked the Palisades fire and have taken a suspect into custody, mayor says A brush fire in southern California has torn through more than 1,300 acres, shrouding parts of Los Angeles with plumes of smoke and ash and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,000 residents. Investigators suspect an […]

Tesla crash driver posted videos of himself riding without hands on wheel

Steven Hendrickson, 35, killed earlier this month in fatal crash Authorities say car may have been operating in autopilot mode The driver of a Tesla car in a fatal crash that California highway authorities said may have been operating on autopilot posted social media videos of himself riding in the vehicle without his hands on […]

Behind the wheel with the lowriders of Los Angeles – photo essay

The customized cars have been symbols of cultural resistance for 70 years. Kristin Bedford tells their story in pictures Since the first lowriders rolled out of Los Angeles more than 70 years ago, the ground-hugging, customized cars have served as mobile canvasses for vibrant self-expression, Mexican American pride, and cultural resistance. The essence of that […]

Biden says US ‘ready to move immediately’ if vaccine approved for young teens – live

FDA likely to authorize Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 to 15 Biden: ‘My hope and expectation’ that Putin meeting will happen President targets 70% of US adults vaccinated by Fourth of July ‘It’s a minefield’: the Americans who can’t afford the dentist 10.24pm BST Jack Herrera reports: Just months after ICU capacities were at […]

Game of Thrones actor Esme Bianco sues Marilyn Manson over abuse allegations

Bianco accuses musician of sexual, physical and emotional abuse after bringing her to US under false pretences The Game of Thrones actor Esme Bianco is suing Marilyn Manson, alleging sexual, physical and emotional abuse. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles, Bianco says Manson violated human trafficking laws by bringing her to […]

California’s legacy of DDT waste: underwater dump site uncovers a toxic history

A team of scientists discovered tens of thousands of barrels containing what is believed to be chemical waste The discovery of tens of thousands of underwater barrels containing what scientists believe to be chemical waste has raised alarm and reopened scrutiny into a history of toxic dumping that persisted off the California coast into the […]

Thousands of barrels of suspected toxic DDT found dumped in California ocean

Extent of possible toxic waste site near Catalina Island ‘staggering’, says chief scientist on sea survey Marine scientists say they have found what they believe to be as many as 25,000 barrels possibly containing DDT dumped off the southern California coast near Catalina Island, where a massive underwater toxic waste site dating back to the […]

Anthony Hopkins posts video from Wales after Oscars triumph

Winner of best actor award pays tribute to fellow nominee Chadwick Boseman, who died in August Sir Anthony Hopkins has paid tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman in a short video from the Welsh countryside, in which he expressed his surprise at winning this year’s best actor Oscar. Unusually, the best actor winner was the […]

Oscars 2021 red carpet in pictures: from Carey Mulligan to Daniel Kaluuya

Tulle, bandeaus … and a terrific turn by the men. A selection of the best looks from the red carpet at the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles Oscars 2021 – the 93rd Academy Awards live! Oscar winners 2021: the full list – updating live! Continue reading…

Hobbit forming: how Dominic Monaghan became obsessed with scorpions

Dominic Monaghan has starred in Lord of the Rings and Lost. But neither compare to the joys of gardening in LA – and raising deadly creatures To be part of one cultural phenomenon could be considered fortuitous. To be central to two looks downright spooky. Such is the life of Dominic Monaghan, the puckish Mancunian […]

‘It’s a slap in the face’: LA activists protest mayor’s police budget increase

Families of people killed by Los Angeles police called this week’s verdict in Chauvin trial a win, but are pushing forward with demands to defund Los Angeles activists denounced a budget proposal by the mayor that includes increases to the law enforcement budget, one day after the conviction of Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis fueled renewed […]

The invention of whiteness: the long history of a dangerous idea

Before the 17th century, people did not think of themselves as belonging to something called the white race. But once the idea was invented, it quickly began to reshape the modern world In 2008, a satirical blog called Stuff White People Like became a brief but boisterous sensation. The conceit was straightforward, coupling a list, […]

Sparks musical with Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard to open Cannes film festival

Written by Ron and Russell Mael and set in Los Angeles, Annette is the first English-language film by Holy Motors director Leos Carax The rescheduled 2021 edition of the Cannes film festival has picked Annette, a new film from Holy Motors director Leos Carax and starring Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver, for its high-profile opening […]

Hollywood stars lament closure of Cinerama Dome, home to film premieres

Celebrated chains Pacific Theaters and ArcLight Cinemas will not reopen as LA allows cinemas to operate at 50% capacity Actors and directors are lamenting the closing of Los Angeles’s celebrated Cinerama Dome, a staple for red carpet premieres. Los Angeles county recently announced that indoor movie theaters can operate at 50% capacity. But amid financial […]

Tiger Woods thought he was in Florida after SUV crash, collision report says

Officials have said drugs and alcohol not a factor in accident Golfer underwent surgery on multiple fractures of right leg Woods unable to remember driving on day of crash, police say Tiger Woods wasn’t sure where he was when a sheriff’s deputy interviewed him after his one-car crash in February, according to a 22-page report […]

‘We didn’t stop’: the Los Angeles abolitionist coalition that’s racking up victories

JusticeLA’s activists have devoted themselves to shutting down a jail construction plan – and they aren’t ‘playing to the middle’ There was a moment in late 2016 when Los Angeles county was set to invest $2.2bn in rebuilding and revamping parts of its jail system, the largest in the world. The old Men’s Central jail […]

Tiger Woods driving at 87mph in 45mph zone at time of car crash, police say

Police reveal details of crash that left golfer seriously injured Officials have said drugs and alcohol not a factor in accident Tiger Woods was driving at speeds up to 87mph (140km/h) in a 45mph zone when he was involved in a serious car crash earlier this year, Los Angeles police revealed during a press conference […]

Beware the actoplasm! Spoof thespian Nicholas Craig returns

The mock classical actor created by Nigel Planer and Christopher Douglas scaled the heights at the RSC and the ‘Nash’. Now, he’s ready for a comeback If you’ve ever marvelled at an actor “truthpumping”, “perf-quaking” or spraying their “actoplasm” across the front row then you’ll be familiar with the wisdom (and luvvie lexicography) of Nicholas […]

Shooter in southern California attack knew his victims and how to trap them, police say

Suspect chained the front and rear gates of the office complex, then was seen on security video brandishing a semiautomatic handgun A gunman who killed four people, including a 9-year-old boy, in a rampage at a southern California office building knew all the victims and his motive may have involved personal or business relationships, police […]

Orange, California shooting: suspect knew the four victims he killed

Aminadab Gasiola Gonzalez was taken to the hospital in critical condition although it was unclear if his wounds were self-inflicted Details started to emerge on Thursday morning about a mass shooting at an office building in southern California that left four people, including a nine-year-old boy, dead the night before. Police said the suspect in […]