‘Queen & Slim’ is not ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ say Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas

For “Queen &amp Slim,” screenwriter Lena Waithe’s meditation on race relations and police brutality, director Melina Matsoukas drew visual inspiration from sources as diverse as Alfonso Cuarón’s 2001 dramedy “Y Tu Mamá...

How the ‘Just Mercy’ director created a actual-life superhero film about a death row...

When Destin Daniel Cretton starts filming Marvel’s hugely anticipated “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” in the new year, he’ll think about it the second superhero film he will have...

Chris Erskine: A weekend in the Sierra, land of wood smoke and heavy socks

The lout in the subsequent motel area is up early, so I guess we’re all up early. Our neighbor is stomping about, coughing, sputtering, showering.This is the sort of motel you finish...

Compartés is opening a new shop and chocolate factory in Hancock Park

“This is Willy Wonka for 2020.”Jonathan Grahm is standing in the middle of his new Compartés chocolate shop in Hancock Park on a current morning, beaming. He sweeps his hands in front...

As China and Taiwan fight, a tiny coffee bean organization thrives amid bitter political...

Elias Rivera didn’t strategy it this way, but 1 of Asia’s thorniest political disputes is providing his coffee bean startup a really serious organization jolt.The 32-year-old Honduran national, who moved to Taiwan...

Column: We’re thoughtful about what we consume. How come we’re thoughtless about what we...

Not too long ago I went to Erewhon for the initial time, and I located myself fantasizing about a superior future for the online.If you have by no means been, I extremely...

Newsletter: Athletic director resigns at scandal-plagued USC

Great morning, and welcome to the Important California newsletter. It is Tuesday, Sept. 10, and I’m writing from Los Angeles.Get the Important California newsletter »Someday, in the not-terribly-distant future, we’ll in all...

With Locol on his thoughts, Daniel Patterson opens a restaurant and coffee shop in...

Alta Adams, the new West Adams restaurant by chef Daniel Patterson, is not technically connected to Locol, the rapidly-meals notion he opened in Watts 3 years ago with Roy Choi.But in spirit,...

The Street Within: After being homeless, residents find apartment life difficult

On a Friday afternoon in mid-September, Big Mama and Top Shelf stood in wonder and disbelief in the courtyard of the apartment building. They had finally arrived.“Wow!” Big Mama exclaimed after finding her...

L.A. student took a bullet in the jaw, but the district did not disclose...

A student was shot in the jaw on Aug. 27 at Hollenbeck Middle College in Boyle Heights, possibly struck by a bullet fired from off campus, an incident that Los Angeles college...