A longform, graphic novel-style story written and drawn by a cartoonist who spent two months in the L.A. County jail system on a misdemeanor charge. This story led the women's section of the L.A. County Jail system to implement improvements, including:
- Inmates offered showers every 24 hours while in temporary housing
- Monitors on the lights, to prevent guards from turning off the lights during the day for no reason
- Inmates getting seven pairs of underwear a week, instead of four or five
A League of Their Own [PDF]
A story about a group of L.A. comedians who created a city basketball league that became a feminist statement.
7.4 Billion Views [PDF]
A profile of how the YouTube comedy duo Smosh became a media empire.
A portrait of a program that has shelter dogs live and train with prisoners serving life sentences.
A man in Torrance gets a weird idea.
Either way, it was a very strange art fair.
A look inside The Meltdown comedy show's superfans
A look at the finances of one L.A. play at a 99-seat theater
With cremations on the rise, he spotted a business opportunity
Art activists are banding together to write female and minority artists into the online history book.
A woman uses TaskRabbit to hire someone to impersonate her at her friend's birthday party
Winner, Best Special Section, Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards, 2013
L.A. Weekly TV Preview Issue 2013 [PDF]
A "network-agnostic, distribution-neutral" TV preview issue featuring shows across a diverse array of outlets, including web series.
L.A. Weekly Arts Preview Issue 2011 [PDF]
A 10-page preview of Pacific Standard Time, a program in which 60 museums created exhibits about L.A. art between 1945 and 1980.
L.A. Weekly Fashion Issue 2011 [PDF]
A section that tries to define L.A. style by profiling fashion pioneers, tagging along with a trend-spotter, and examining how fashion is different across neighborhoods.
A NCAA-style bracket to determine the best L.A. novel ever. For each matchup, a critics would read both books and determine a winner.