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In the Shadow of Meth on Skid Row (Photo Essay)

Editor's note: The images in this exclusive spread for Los Angeles magazine may be disturbing for some readers.

The New Brand of Meth That’s Fueling L.A.’s Homelessness Crisis

A controversial new book by former L.A. Times reporter Sam Quinones claims that a cheap and potent form of Mexican meth is causing a surge of deaths and homelessness in Los  Angeles. Are we doing enough to address the city’s drug problem? And why aren’t more people paying attention?
Jon Aujay

Q&A: The Deputy Who Disappeared

Writer Claire Martin speaks with executive editor Matthew Segal about her November issue longread on Jon Aujay, who has been missing since 1998

3 Days Until ‘Breaking Bad’: It’s A Bad Time to Be A Meth Dealer In The Real World

In 2012, the DEA hauled in almost five times as much meth in the Southwest as they did in 2008, the year Breaking Bad debuted.