Choose the Friends You Let Into Your Heart Carefully: 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

You should never have to question a real friend. Here are 7 questions to consider when thinking about who you can trust.

Compton Commodified: NWA Was Always A Blend of Fiction and Reality

The biopic Straight Outta Compton tells the story of rise and fall of Los Angeles rap group NWA.

Street Corner Sweatshops

How the car wash industry abuses workers

How Employers Steal Wages

Working “Off The Clock”

The Secret to Stories Revealed

When a story takes hold of, transports, and truly transforms us, it’s more than the power of connection at work. It’s seeing ourselves in the face of another.

That Time I Found Out I’m Kind Of Racist

Sometimes we learn the hardest truths in unexpected ways.

OnTronik & We Bang Drop “Silence”

New music from the System of a Down co-founder

Simon Rodia Builds the East Tower of Nuestro Pueblo to Honor His Brother Killed in a Coal Mine Accident

In paying tribute to Simon Rodia, the Italian-American builder of the L.A. Watts Towers, William Kelley Woolfitt offers a compelling meditation on the ties that bind brothers together.

Looking For a Woman To Hang Out With

What’s it like to be a mid-life, divorced dad looking for something new and good? David Raether is hopeful.

Caine’s Arcade: Let This 9 Year-Old Inspire You

Here’s to the ingenuity of the unrestrained young mind. And also to the filmmaker, Nirvan, who organized a movement to give the little boy the awesomest day of his life.

Who Am I? How Did I Get Here?

Dads & Families has a new editor, but you should still read the site. Meet Whit Honea and take a look through the dad lens. No refunds.

In The First Six Months Of 2013 Los Angeles Police Dogs Only Bit Blacks and Latinos

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, known for systemic racial profiling, has sicced dogs on minorities at an increasing rate over the past nine years.

A Nevada Tribe’s Epic Battle To Replace A Deadly Coal Plant With Solar

Despite all of the suffering, and the long and often seemingly hopeless battle that the Moapa Paiutes have waged against the Reid-Gardner plant, theirs is not just a story of an underprivileged community being exploited by a big company.

My Mother-in-Law Rejects What I Cook

Cully Perlman shares his desperate attempt to break his Korean mother-in-law of her old-school eating habits. (You’ll be hungry after reading this.)

In Case of Inferno, Evacuate

How do you face a wildfire? In William Lucas Walker’s case, with grace and a brownie recipe.

Protests Held Across the Nation After the Zimmerman Verdict

Demonstrations in support of Trayvon Martin grew in both size and intensity Sunday night as protesters in some of America’s largest cities continued expressing their anger at the acquittal of George Zimmerman.