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60th Anniversary Special Issue

Editor’s Note: Six Decades (and a very long year) of LA Mag

"To those of you who’ve been reading the magazine from the very beginning, congratulations—it’s your anniversary, too."

Big Macs! Barbies! Rocket Ships! Porn Stars! 60 Ways L.A. Changed the World

From breast implants to hula-hoops, fast food to gay rights, this city has been reshaping the globe for at least six decades. Let us count the ways

So Why Do We Live in L.A.?

Yes, there’s crime. And the traffic sucks. And the housing crisis is completely out of control. But for 60 years, Angelenos have battled even tougher problems (remember smog?) and always come out on top