Joel Bellman: As disappointing as "BlacKKKlansman" was, it triggered my curiosity about other films prominently featuring Klan storylines. There I discovered some interesting things.
Observations on Los Angeles and beyond by LA Observed authors and occasional guests
Tear down at Temple and Beaudry downtown.
Gary photographed "Chinatown" screenwriter Robert Towne.
It's the season for outdoor productions that are worth the effort to go see.
The Democratic congressional candidate from New York was at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
The scene in Silver Lake after the fatal shooting at Trader Joe's on Hyperion Avenue.
Harold Meyerson: Jonathan spoke for the new American food, but ultimately, more importantly, for that new America itself.
Intimate big-screen close-ups and high-tech sonics at the Bowl, courtesy of the LA Philharmonic. Or the old-time glory of glittering Russian ballet downtown at the Chandler Pavilion.
The plaza at the Music Center under construction.
Ernie Marquez finally got to see the monument dedicated at his rancho family's cemetery in Santa Monica Canyon.
The FIFA World Cup has now been winnowed down to just eight teams. There are just seven matches left that...
The official swearing-in of LAPD Chief Michel Moore by Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Joel Bellman: Ellison, who always bristled at being labeled a science fiction writer, died at age 84.
Gary spots some construction on North Broadway in Chinatown.
Gary catches the mayor and new LAPD chief-designate Michel Moore at Echo Park Lake.
Four years ago, I was writing an overly long World Cup preview on this site. And I included this passage:...
For two weeks in May, two of CTG's three main stages were occupied by plays mostly set in or around the Los Angeles area.
Stephen Sachs: Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the shooting of Robert Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Just how many hats can an unencumbered contender wear? Ask Matthew Aucoin, for his answer.
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard in Boyle Heights for the holiday.
Gary attends the California Air Quality Awards.
Joel Bellman: Are Democrats about to torch themselves yet again? It could happen.
Gary caught up with Sandy Koufax and friends at the stadium.
Desert-dwelling scorpions are difficult to see by day, but at night, they shine.
It took 13 years, but publishers finally paid the writers they had ripped off.
As a theater critic in a city famous for making movies, I sometimes meet new acquaintances who assume that I see a lot of movies and TV. Sorry, but no. Usually.
Bus bench at Wilshire and Grand Avenue.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs weekly at LA Observed.
Performances from Tilson Thomas, Dudamel, LA Dance Project and more.
Big high rise coming to Broadway in DTLA.
Christopher Hawthorne, the former Times architecture columnist, attends his first state of the city speech as a member of the Garcetti Administration.
Tips for cooking with fowl: don't.
The Dodgers and the stadium will host baseball's 2020 All-Star Game.
KCET control roomA peek inside the TV station's Burbank studios.
Whitt's Wood YardElon Musk wants to drill here at Pico and Sepulveda.
BCAMThe Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA.
Mountain lion familyFrom Robert Martinez's trail cam in the San Gabriels.
Streetscape: WestwoodWestwood Boulevard looking north and a little bit skyward.
Sign from LA's pastSign from an old Love's BBQ restaurant at the Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth.
Visiting her old ballet costumesMelissa Barak at LACMA Chagall exhibit with the artist's memorable designs.
Engine Co. 17Inside the long-closed Arts District fire station on Santa Fe Avenue.
Barnsdall ParkUnder the trees.
Inside Hollyhock HousePhoto taking was allowed for one weekend. So we did.
June 6, 1968The body of Robert F. Kennedy leaves Good Samaritan hospital. More pics
Palm weeds of Santa SusanaOak trees, sandstone ridges and fan palms? Ugh. More