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L.A. Times Food Critic Patricia Escárcega Accuses the Paper of Discrimination

She describes the paper’s treatment of her as “immoral, unethical, and illegal”
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A New Wine Window in Silver Lake Is Highlighting Black Vintners and Brewers

Offerings range from first wines ever made by a Black woman in South Africa, to craft beers made right here in L.A.
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Employees of Women’s Coworking Space the Wing Have Staged a ‘Digital Walkout’ to Protest Company Practices

CEO Audrey Gelman stepped down, but staffers say problems have spread far beyond a single exec
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Does the Academy Need to Reconsider How It Treats Global Film?

Nigeria's first-ever Oscar contender was disqualified under a controversial rule that favors European filmmakers
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L.A.’s Asian-American Activist Newspaper from the ’70s Is Back in Print

"Gidra" is being revived by a new generation
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The Woman Behind #OscarsSoWhite Will Attend the Show for the First Time

April Reign launched a hashtag that made waves–and four years later, she’s getting a seat at the show
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Roxane Gay Would Prefer Not to Have to Be Exceptional

The author says, “I want to get to a place where it is no longer newsworthy when a diverse creator has made interesting art”

There’s a Sudden Burst of Color in L.A.’s Improv Scene

And troupes like the Black Version are lighting the way

Girlschool Is Making Space for Women in Music and Beyond

Carrie Brownstein, Shirley Manson, and others join founder Anna Bulbrook for a festival to empower women and girls

These Vintage Photos Celebrate the Unceasing Beauty of L.A.’s Diversity

Capturing intimate moments of what makes LA great