Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times

Matt Pearce

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Matt:

Adele fires back at rude concertgoers throwing things onstage with an f-bomb

Adele addressed a recent spate of incidents where fans have thrown items at performers onstage during other concerts, according to videos posted on TikTok this week during the singer's Las Vegas residency. → Read More

Kyle Richards, Mauricio Umansky say marriage has had 'rough year'

'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Kyle Richards and her longtime husband Mauricio Umansky, of Netflix's 'Buying Beverly Hills,' said in a joint statement that they are not divorcing. → Read More

The comedian Lewis Black is back with a new stand-up special, "Tragically, I Need You."

The comedian Lewis Black did not handle the COVID-19 pandemic well. With a new special and back on the road, he's ready to talk about it. → Read More

Commentary: Sorry, TikTok. There's no such thing as a social media app America should love

Is America a freer place with TikTok, or without it? → Read More

Commentary: Go ahead and major in English. You'll be fine!

The English major on college campuses is dying, but English majors remain alive and well. → Read More

Roald Dahl's books have been edited to stop calling people fat so much

Offensive words and phrases have been edited out of new Puffin editions of Roald Dahl's children books like "Matilda" and "James and the Giant Peach." → Read More

Kelly Scott, former Times arts and culture editor with a cool reserve and critical eye, dies at 68

Kelly Scott, former Los Angeles Times culture editor, dies at 68 → Read More

KPCC is changing its name to LAist 89.3

L.A.'s most popular public radio station, KPCC, is changing its name to LAist 89.3. → Read More

Chris Rock to star in Netflix's first livestreamed comedy show

"Chris Rock: Selective Outrage" will be "the first-ever Netflix live streamed global event." The show will be filmed in Baltimore and run at 7 p.m. Pacific on March 4. → Read More

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ keeps drenching the box office competition

Director James Cameron's sci-fi sequel "Avatar: The Way of Water" dominates at the box office for a second straight week. → Read More

L.A.'s Black comedy scene reeling from the death of Boogie B

Comedian Brandon Montrell, known as Boogie B, has been fatally shot in New Orleans while visiting family for Christmas. He was a fixture in L.A.'s comedy scene. → Read More

Is ChatGPT a marvel or a farce? We interviewed the chatbot to find out

We interviewed ChatGPT, a chatbot that has garnered widespread attention for its ability to mimic human conversation. Then we brought in experts in artificial intelligence and the arts to analyze ChatGPT's responses. → Read More

There were no Jedi, and other reasons 'Andor' was great

Times writers Tracy Brown, Matt Pearce and Jamil Smith talk about why 'Andor' is one of the best 'Star Wars' stories ever made. → Read More

Commentary: Bob Iger, Disney and the inevitability of the comeback

Bob Iger is back as CEO of the Walt Disney Co. It was a destiny of his own making. → Read More

$44 billion can buy Twitter, but it can’t buy respect

Twitter has always been a weird place, but things have gotten more feral the last couple of weeks thanks to the service's off-putting new owner, Elon Musk. A role model in the worst way, his trolling and despotic workplace practices have set the tone for a grass-roots insurrection inside the internet's so-called town square. → Read More

Commentary: $44 billion can buy Twitter but not respect

Twitter's biggest problem used to be the human nature of its own users. Elon Musk has changed that. → Read More

Why 'The Good Fight' is TV's best show about liberal politics

Veering between idealism and cynicism, the series brilliantly captured — and skewered — the liberal crisis of self-confidence that followed the 2016 election. → Read More

Inside the L.A. County Fed: Humbled by racist leak, fearful more tapes might be out there

Despite the turmoil, few political observers expect the situation to substantially affect the 'Fed's power in local and state politics. → Read More

Using Los Angeles as a canvas, Walter Thompson-Hernández remaps narrative art

Writer-director Walter Thompson-Hernández went from journalist to artist and filmmaker. His mission — exposing the hidden lives around us — never changed. → Read More

Commentary: The midlife crises of Twitter and Elon Musk finally meet

In internet years, Twitter is a graybeard. Is erratic billionaire Elon Musk the one who can make it feel young again? → Read More