Newspapers & Magazines

Los Angeles is an international city with an extremely diverse population. Each of the groups that make up its mosaic, from Europeans and South Americans to east Asians and Africans, has easy access to the most up-to date news from back home via periodicals found at the large newsstands dotted throughout the city. There, they share shelf space with the local English language paper, The Los Angeles Times ($0.50 Monday to Saturday and $1.50 on Sundays). The LA Times is one of the most well respected newspapers in the country and its Sunday edition contains the Los Angeles Times Magazine, complete with what’s on listings and a knowledgeable style guide. LA also has a number of free weeklies, foremost among them being LA Weekly, which provides excellent local listings of movies, restaurants, club happenings and concerts, in addition to a slightly different take on news coverage. Los Angeles CityBeat is another ‘alternative weekly,’ covering local news, events, arts and entertainment, and Citizen LA is a monthly arts and lifestyle magazine that can be picked up for free around Downtown and neighbouring communities. LA’s The Place is a free magazine with news and features aimed at residents, and an emphasis on entertainment and celebrity. A smaller selection of magazines can be found in most supermarkets and pharmacies, and individual vending boxes containing some of the papers with larger circulations are almost everywhere. You can also have a paper delivered to your doorstep every morning. LA Inc, the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau, produces a comprehensive visitors’ guide twice a year, and travellers need not go without their news fix, either, as most hotels will provide a paper in the morning.

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