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Game Changer

Staples Center is a feat of engineering: No other arena has two NBA teams and an NHL team sharing the same floor space. Since opening in 1999, the $400...

Star Power

Graphic by Bryan Christie In 1923, developers hoping to attract home buyers to their rustic hilltop attached wood-and-tin letters to a bunch of telephone poles and erected the city’s most...

Oil of L.A.

Graphic by Bryan Christie Oil rigs are a curious feature of this city—they seem more Texas than SoCal. But local drilling dates to 1892, when Edward Doheny (who inspired There...