Noah Smith

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Noah Smith talks about Trump's Middle East policy
Donald Trump's Campaign Chief, Stephen Bannon, Faced Domestic Violence Charges in 1996
The recent appointment of Stephen K. Bannon, the right-wing media mogul, as chief executive of Donald J. Trump 's campaign was part of an effort to reset a candidacy that has...
Surfer Turf Wars in California: 'We'll burn you every single wave' - video
Rory Carroll and Noah Smith find out the hard way that not everyone is welcome on the state's legendary surfing beaches. In Lunada Bay, local police even warn against attempting...
PHOTOS Ride, hustle, kill, repeat: the underground cycle gangs of Los Angeles
A golden moon hung over the city, and as night deepened the crowd lounging off Hope Street grew giddy. People swigged beer, marijuana spiced the air, hip-hop streamed from a...
An Economic Recovery, Brimming With Industrial Complexes, in Southern California
LOS ANGELES - The Inland Empire could be considered Southern California 's backlot, with its vast warehouse complexes and staging areas. Typically defined as the region east of...
PHOTOS 'Law enforcement is changing': an LAPD ride-along with those on the beat
Related: LAPD's reforms since Rodney King beating offer hope amid police violence A pale sun rose over the city as sergeant Scott Carty steered the squad car into Nickerson...
What Air Force Bombing Runs Can Teach American Business About Talent Management
Since last Sunday, U.S. and Coalition forces have launched more than 125 airstrikes against targets in Iraq and Syria as part of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent...
CONTRIB ONLY Is Britney Spears Ready to Stand on Her Own?
LAS VEGAS - The disturbing images seem so distant now: the pop-star-turned-cautionary tabloid tale - head shorn, face twisted, umbrella gripped like a police baton as she bashed...
TV in the age of Trump: 'There are unheard voices who want more'
In Hollywood, perceptions of beauty are constantly in flux, as executives try to divine what will play in Peoria. But at least one attribute is as sexy and sought after now as...
VIDEO & PHOTOS California gold miners seek a different type of glitter: celebrity
In the original California gold rush, thousands of prospectors scoured the San Gabriel mountains for nuggets, a scramble marked by rivalry and secrecy: see a gleam, keep shtum....
Meet the $3 Billion Realtor Who Couldn't Pronounce His Own Name
As he gallivants through estates worth tens of millions of dollars on CNBC's Secret Lives of the Super Rich, it is hard to imagine Aaron Kirman as anything other than the highly...
Why can't pop culture get surfing right?
At SXSW in Austin, Texas this year, US television studio TNT brought in a surfing simulator and created a "pop-up beach" to help promote their surfing-meets-crime-family show...
How a Tiny Israeli TV Company Became an International Media Player
The media production and distribution company Keshet International did not even exist four years ago. Since then, its rise has been meteoric. Last year, the company-a subsidiary...
PHOTOS 'We need human interaction': meet the LA man who walks people for a living
Chuck McCarthy recently auditioned as a homicidal biker for a TV show, but the actor is finding glimmers of fame, and possibly a business franchise, with another role: Los...
HBO's 'Silicon Valley': Art imitates tech life imitates art
Unlike so many of the characters on their show, the team behind HBO's "Silicon Valley" does not profess a desire to change the world. "I'm just happy anybody is watching the...
PHOTOS The criminal gang who took control of a California surf haven
From the outside looking in, California's Lunada Bay is the perfect embodiment of Palos Verdes surf utopia. But LA-based writer Rory Carroll found unexpected chaos: territorial...
Are patent trolls taking over the fashion industry?
Shar Simantob and his Los Angeles-based textile company, United Fabric International, are used to following trends in the fashion industry. The company works as a middleman...
Bill Clinton's Magic Is Not Working With Millennials
For Millennials attending a Bill Clinton speech in Santa Monica on a pleasant Friday evening before the California primary, the former president occupies a space not unlike that...
PHOTOS In the Californian desert, UK and US forces crave 'a crack at the headcutters'
It was a victory foretold and started soon after dawn, just as the sun began to bake the desert. Two American F-16 jets roared out of a clear blue sky and dropped heavy payloads...
In Downtown Los Angeles, a Potential Anchor for Offices
LOS ANGELES - Wilshire Grand Center, an estimated $1.2 billion mixed-use project in downtown Los Angeles, promises many things upon its 2017 completion date. At 1,100 feet, it...
PHOTOS Sod it: Californians turn back to grass lawns as drought shaming ebbs
Yumi Wong adores the latest addition to her southern California home: a lush, emerald lawn. "It just looks much nicer with all the green. It feels clean and peaceful," she said...
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Surfer turf wars in California: 'We'll burn you every single wave"
PHOTOS Far away, so close: anguish of Syrian Americans for family left back home
Steve Badour is not used to feeling helpless. In 2014, Badour ran a relay across the US to raise funds for the 2013 Boston Marathon victims. In doing so, he qualified for the...
Judge Approves Orange County Register Sale to Digital First
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Last week, Tribune Publishing won an auction for a coveted asset - Freedom Communications, the parent company of The Orange County Register and The...
Lisa Ann: how one of porn's biggest stars transformed into a fantasy football guru
In the brightly lit, hyper-modern lobby of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in downtown Los Angeles, adult film star Lisa Ann and I try to order coffee while avoiding the curious gaze of...
Sumner Redstone Won't Have to Give Deposition in Competency Suit
The ailing media mogul Sumner M. Redstone will not be required to sit for a deposition in the legal battle over his mental competency, a California judge ruled during a brief...
PHOTOS Erin Brockovich lends star power to legal fight over huge California methane leak
Erin Brockovich sat in an empty hall, awaiting hundreds of people who would soon stream in from a cold California night seeking answers and reassurance, and gave a sigh of...
Los Angeles, With New Star, Far Eclipses City F.C.
CARSON, Calif. - M.L.S. has long relied on former European club stars to promote its game. Two of them, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, graced the cover of the program in...
North Korean defectors see American dream deferred as reality sets in the US
When Chang Ho Kim was living in North Korea, information trickled in from China about the world outside the closed country. Through the lens of pirated movies, he says, America...

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