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Rent Control Keeps Prices Down for Everyone. Why? Because the Housing Market Is Driven Primarily by Speculative Forces, Not Supply and Demand

Julian Smith-Newman makes the case for rent control as a solution to California's housing affordability crisis.

A Youthful Instinct to Stay and Fight: An Interview with Tim Winton

Robert Wood interviews Tim Winton about his latest novel, "The Shepherd’s Hut."

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Western Avenue: How Korean Cinema Portrayed the 1992 Los Angeles Riots

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Finding Mercy in Merciless Times

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Lost Girls: A Conversation About Fantastical Filmmaker Jean Rollin

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Stories Like a Bullet: An Interview with Osama Alomar

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Dress Codes and Discipline

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Philosophy of Life and Death: Ryan Ruby’s The Zero and the One

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