Daily Brief: Numbers Show that Thefts Aren’t Exactly at Crisis Levels

Also, groundbreaking author, educator and activist, bell hooks, dies at 69

» Retailers Say Thefts Are Occurring at Crisis Levels, But the Numbers Say Otherwise Los Angeles Times’ reporter Sam Dean explains why the jaw dropping figures about lost revenue that some retail and law enforcement lobbyists have been citing is actually much less. [Los Angeles Times]

» Bell Hooks, Groundbreaking Author, Educator, and Black Feminist, Dies at 69 bell hooks, whose notable works include Ain’t I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism and All About Love: New Visions, died on Wednesday at her home in Berea, Kentucky. Her sister Gwenda Motley said the cause was end-stage renal failure. [New York Times]

» California’s Indoor Mask Order is Now in Effect The new mask mandate will impact counties that don’t already have mandatory mask mandates including San Diego, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, as well as several areas throughout the Central Valley and rural Northern California. [Los Angeles Times]

» Some TikTokers Are Accusing Licorice Pizza of Pedophilia. Do They Have a Point? Daily Beast reporters debate whether the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed film deserves to be flagged for controversy. In short, their opinion is no. [The Daily Beast]

» Fewer People Are Moving to California, While More People Left During the Pandemic, Study Shows The study by the nonpartisan California Policy Lab found that the number of people moving to the Golden State dipped 38 percent since March of last year, while the number of residents fleeing to other states has increased by 12 percent. [KTLA]


» Why It’s Been A Tough Season for Los Angeles Basketball Fans Neither the Lakers nor the Clippers look like title contenders

» The Grove Wraps Itself in Security Wire to Fend Off Smash-and-Grab Attacks The L.A. mall has been forced to resort to penitentiary-style measures to defend against organized mobs of looters

» Herschel Walker’s Crazy-Rich Son Mocked for Whining About Gas Prices in $1,300 Hoodie The Trumpist NFL great’s mouthy offspring, Christian Walker, is still almost making a name for himself as an internet troll


Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room –The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, 2013 (Photo by David Zwirner)

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room Returns to The Broad (Exclusive)

When The Broad museum reopened in May—after being closed since March 2020 due to COVID—it returned without Yayoi Kusama’s beloved exhibit, “Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away.” But beginning January 5, 2022, visitors will be able to visit Kusama’s immersive, Instagram-worthy exhibit again.

Tickets to visit the Infinity Mirrored Room will go on sale on December 22 at 10 a.m. PST for the rest of January 2022.

The Infinity Mirrored Room, which is completely covered with mirrors and dozens of LED lights that hang from the ceiling, returns with exciting changes to make visitors’ viewing experience more enjoyable and safe.


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