Tag: Los Angeles

Ruud Awakening for Gullit: The Dutch Soccer Coach Has Met His Match with the LA Galaxy

by Bia Assevero – USA / France – Ruud Gullit knows his soccer. He’s Dutch for one thing, and the Dutch have produced some of the most spectacular talents that the modern era of the game has ever seen. From

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My Unlikely Life Mission: Self-defense as Physical Literacy

by Ellen Snortland – USA – Midnight. Intensely urban downtown neighborhood in Los Angeles where the alleys reek of urine and garbage. Dark Craftsman house in the Carpenter-Gothic style. My home. I cross the threshold and meet an interrupted burglar

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Made in America: Unending Violence in the Land of Prosperity

by Jessica Mosby – USA – Forty years of unending gang violence between rival gangs, the Bloods and Crips, has killed over 15,000 people in South Central Los Angeles. It seems counterintuitive that one of the most dangerous places in

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Exploring the Edge: Young Couple Brings the Rita Project and Birth Write to Los Angeles

by Sarah McGowan Features & Photo Editor, The WIP – USA – Recently relocated to Los Angeles, artists Kim Strouse and Joseph Michael Lopez are no strangers to the often aggressive nature of both “big city” life and life itself.

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“David vs Goliath” in Los Angeles: The Amazon’s Achuar Take Occidental Petroleum to Court

by Michelle Chen – USA – “Before, we could just drink straight from the river – we could drink from any stream. But it’s not like that now.” A man from Antioquía, an indigenous community nestled in the Peruvian Amazon,

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From Homeless Advocates to Nearly Homeless: How LA County Mental Health may be contributing to the homeless population it struggles to serve

by Sarah McGowan Features & Photo Editor, The WIP – USA – Denise and Esteban, both in their early 50’s, moved into my apartment building eight months ago. Our first encounter occurred in the hallway while I precariously lumbered up

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