As people sour on the religious beliefs they grew up with, a new generation is embracing astrology apps, tarot cards, crystals and other spiritual practices.
Jessica Roy 🦅I wrote about how we're giving up organized religion and getting really into crystals and the Co-star app – and why!🔮
Jessica Roy 🦅In interviews for this story, I heard the same thing a lot: People who were raised religious, but chafed at views toward LGBTQ+ people/women/nonbelievers.
Crystals, tarot, astrology etc provide an outlet for spirituality without that baggage.
"Big Little Lies" offers juicy drama and a star-studded cast set against jaw-droppingly beautiful architecture.
Jessica Roy 🦅While researching the architecture porn on “Big Little Lies” I looked up a lot of the houses on Zillow. Huge mistake: Now I am being haunted by listings for multi-million dollar beach mansions. Always research in incognito mode!
Anyways, read my article
Jessica Roy 🦅“Big Little Lies” returns tonight. For a lot of fans, the house porn is half the fun.
Despite the pressure to have it all, many workers still feel they are failing both in the office and at home.
Jessica Roy 🦅When our offices moved from DTLA to El Segundo, my commute home jumped from 30 minutes to almost 60. The biggest quality of life change I've made: I don't cook after work any more. Trader Joe's frozen foods and bagged salad are my life now.
Musician and activist Moby has canceled a book tour amid controversy that, in his new memoir, he claims he dated actress Natalie Portman, which she denies.
Jessica Roy 🦅I learned from @whoweekly that Moby's middle name is Melville, and I learned from reporting this piece today that he says the author is his great-great-great uncle.
Anyways, he canceled his book tour and deleted a bunch of his Instagrams
People experiencing infertility have access to a wealth of support groups and information on social media that weren't available a generation ago: It's helping to remove painful feelings of stigma and shame.
Jessica Roy 🦅For National Infertility Awareness Week, I wrote about the fear, stigma, stress and loneliness of infertility – and how social media makes it better and worse.
Jessica Roy 🦅Once more for the afternoon crowd: I wrote about the shock, confusion and stress of getting an infertility diagnosis in a country where most sex ed amounts to "miss one birth control pill and you will get pregnant immediately"
SimCity turns 30 this month. It's introduced millions of players to the joys and frustrations of zoning, street grids, and infrastructure funding. For a generation of people who build the places where we live for a living, it was their first taste...
Jessica Roy 🦅SimCity turns 30 this year. The game inspired a generation of urban and transit planners, architects, government officials and activists. I interviewed more than a dozen of them about SimCity's legacy and its impact on our real-life cities
A brutal drought gripping the Southwest is hitting New Mexico and the Navajo reservation especially hard, threatening traditional shepherds and a pastoral way of life going back generations.
Jessica Roy 🦅Speaking of rain and thunder: On the Navajo Nation reservation in New Mexico, a brutal drought is threatening a shepherding tradition that goes back generations.
The latest from Column One
Twice before, Gov. Jerry Brown blocked the parole board's decision and denied release for the member of Charles Manson's "family," finding her "an unreasonable danger to society."
Jessica Roy 🦅Every news organization has a handful of niche topics that their specific audience LOVES. Part of the job of teams like mine is to figure out what those topics are + why. At the L.A. Times, our readers cannot get enough of MANSON NEWS.
A snitch-tagger is a Twitter tattletale: He or she sees a tweet criticizing another user and and chimes in with that person’s Twitter handle — flagging the insult for the target to see. This takes advantage of Twitter's absence of barriers...