Ben Schoen

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Why an Indian girl chose to become an American woman

I was born in India. What can I say about India that hasn’t already been said about this big, beautiful country, where the culture and history run so deep that the people there have been killing each other for centuries and centuries? India is the most interesting, smelly, soulful melting pot of …

The Downtown LA that just won’t quit

These then-and-now photos show off buildings and public spaces that have endured for decades<p>The story of Downtown Los Angeles is one of continual renovation, repurposing, and rebranding. But a surprising number of buildings and public spaces have endured for decades, from the gilded age, to the …

The Boomtown That Shouldn’t Exist

Cape Coral, Florida, was built on total lies. One big storm could wipe it off the map. Oh, and it’s also the fastest-growing city in the United States.<p>CAPE CORAL, Florida — The ads promised paradise, “Legendary Lazy Living” in a “Waterfront Wonderland.” The brochures sold the Florida dream, “an …

It's Official: These are the 10 Best Cities in the World, Based on Your Interests

While cities across the world are normally ranked for their overall appeal on factors like happiness, safety, and green space, if you have a …

This Is the Best Firehouse Chili

One morning in the summer of 2016, there was a minor car crash on a causeway west of New Orleans, in a little town called LaPlace, on the east bank of the Mississippi River. Among those who responded was Spencer Chauvin, a chief of the St. John the Baptist Parish Fire Department. It was a standard …

The Southern California Deluge of 1938

If you’ve ever wondered what compelled Southern California to so thoroughly re-engineer its hydrology – why it dammed its mountain streams, buried …

The 20 best things to do in LA

Might we suggest drawing nude models, locking yourself in a room until you solve can solve mathematical riddles to get out, or strolling through an urban labyrinth?<p>Here are 22 of the absolute best things to do in this city, including new ways to experience the L.A. institutions you've been to again …