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  • Jesse Katz

    Jesse Katz is a contributing writer at Los Angeles magazine and the author of a memoir, The Opposite Field. A former Los Angeles Times staff writer, he has earned numerous honors over a three-decade career, including two Pulitzer Prizes for spot news reporting (shared with the Times metro staff), the PEN Center USA award for literary journalism, and the James Beard Foundation’s M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award. Jesse has taught literary journalism at the University of California, Irvine, and he has mentored incarcerated teenagers as a volunteer at California Youth Authority.

 

Escape from Cuba: Yasiel Puig's Untold Journey to the Dodgers

The shocking saga of Major League Baseball's most controversial player Read more...

Escape de Cuba: El Viaje Nunca Antes Contado de Yasiel Puig a Los Dodgers

La impactante historia del jugador más polémico de las Grandes Ligas de béisbol Read more...

Freeway Rick Is Dreaming

Out of prison and on the move, the legendary crack dealer is seeking his fortune yet again. A journalist picks up the trail of the man who has captivated and confounded him for decades Read more...

Reflections of a Valley Boy


The Test of Their Lives


Wheels of Fortune

Nearly 4,000 taco trucks roam the streets of L.A. Tacos Jeesy’s is hoping there’s room for one more Read more...

What’s a Dog Worth?

Los Angeles kills more animals in its shelters than any other metropolitan area in the United States. For that to change, we will have to figure out what to do with the pets none of us want Read more...

Master of Illusion


Artless Dodgers

They were once L.A.'s team, proof of the city's ascendance. Now we hardly know their names Read more...

The Last Ride of Jesse James Hollywood

Wanted for kidnapping and murder, a valley boy gangsta lives up to his name Read more...
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