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Author Ed Leibowitz

  • Ed Leibowitz

    Writer-at-Large

    Leibowitz has written major profiles of Eli Broad, Rick Caruso, and Charlton Heston, among other subjects, for Los Angeles. He received his master’s degree from Columbia University Journalism School, where he was the recipient of the magazine writer award. The City and Regional Magazine Association named his account of convicted “eco-terrorist” Billy Cottrell as one of the best features of 2006. He has written for The Atlantic, Smithsonian, Men’s Journal, the Guardian, Time Asia, Money, BusinessWeek, and the New York Times.

 

The Real Reason Sriracha Has to Stay in Southern California

L.A.’s greatest condiment may have been courted by the great state of Texas, but the business of jalapenos is a tricky one Read more...

How L.A. Stuck the 1984 Olympics

The time was ripe for Reaganomics and newfound local pride Read more...

Flight Plan: An Update on LAX’s Facelift

The renovation of our airport is three decades in the making. Is it finally taking off? Read more...

East of Eden

Once the solution, skid row is now a complex problem Read more...

Win, Lose, or Draw: "See Political" Cartoons California Politics

An animated Web series aims to make state policies easier to understand, and maybe even fun Read more...

Read All About it: L.A.'s Media Community Makes Room for the "Los Angeles Register"

An enterprising publisher is launching a conservative L.A. paper. But why? Read more...

Jon Favreau

The Swingers screenwriter, Iron Man director, and star of the new movie Chef talks about the hazards of car ownership Read more...

Now That's a Sammie: Wexler's Deli Opens at Grand Central Market Next Month

Michah Wexler's new ten-seat stall turns back the clock Read more...

Can you Dig it? Yes You Can.

Zuade Kaufman and Robert Scheer launched truthdig in 2005 to report the news that too rarely makes headlines. Now they have another goal: figuring out how to survive Read more...

The Northridge Earthquake: “Like a Punch Delivered from Below”

It’s been two decades since the magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake shook Los Angeles to its core. Richard Andrews presided over the Herculean effort to make the city whole again Read more...

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