Lois Beckett, The Guardian

Lois Beckett

The Guardian

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Lois:

Why is Hollywood on strike (and why Succession’s Brian Cox is joining them)?

Production on Hollywood films and hit TV shows has ground to a halt. Apart from the stars on the picket line, how is this strike different from other labour disputes? → Read More

Why is Hollywood on strike? (And why Succession's Brian Cox is joining them) – podcast

Production on Hollywood films and hit TV shows has ground to a halt. How is this strike different from other labour disputes? → Read More

Colorado protesters demand that governor issue order banning all guns

A group of nearly 1,000 protesters, mostly women, demanded a ban on all guns – a move the governor said would be unconstitutional → Read More

America’s Anglophiles gear up for coronation day: ‘I have a corgi dress’

It’s quiche, scones and a 4am start for the US’s British superfans, even as some remain unsure of what Charles III is about → Read More

‘Pens down!’: Hollywood writers strike as late-night comedy shows go dark

Members of the Writers Guild of America picket major studios as they demand higher pay and rules for AI → Read More

A Columbine survivor’s tragic battle to reveal the ‘ripple effect’ of gun violence: trauma, addiction, suicide

With 377 school shootings since Columbine, Americans are still reckoning with the real toll of these attacks → Read More

Mansion madness: Los Angeles realtors in sell-off frenzy as wealth tax looms

A new law will impose extra tax on sales of more than $5m starting 1 April – and sellers are desperate to unload before the deadline → Read More

Batmobiles, Bugs Bunny and James Dean’s jeans: a day inside the Warner Bros top-secret archive

To celebrate 100 years, the studio is letting reporters into a protected vault of movie treasures. Just don’t try and find it on Google maps → Read More

Billionaire Peter Thiel claims he has $50m of his own money stuck in SVB fall

In the wake of the bank’s crisis, venture capitalists have been trading accusations over who is responsible for the collapse → Read More

San Francisco mulls reparation plans including $5m for Black residents

Proposals also include financing debt forgiveness, guaranteed annual incomes for families and homes in the city for $1 → Read More

Timeline: the strange history of the Hollywood sign as it turns 100

What began as a real-estate advertisement has since been the site of tragedy, triumph and plenty of pranks → Read More

The Hollywood sign at 100: how a hillside ad became an enduring monument

The familiar letters loom over a dreamy city – yet they remain surprisingly hard to reach → Read More

FBI director endorses theory Covid-19 virus may have leaked from Chinese lab

Comments fuel divide within US intelligence community on origins, as Chinese state media warns Elon Musk on pushing Wuhan lab theory → Read More

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 16 additional years for LA rape conviction

Disgraced producer was previously convicted of rape and sexual assault in New York and is serving a 23-year term → Read More

One in 20 US homicides are committed by police – and the numbers aren’t falling

Police killings of any sort account for nearly 5% of all homicides, with at least 1,192 people killed by law enforcement in 2022 → Read More

Liquor stores are so 2019. Welcome to the age of the non-alcoholic bottle shop

Los Angeles is leading a national boom in drinks for the ‘sober curious’. Lois Beckett gets an inside look at the scene – plus cocktail recipes → Read More

Eight days, 25 dead: California shaken by string of mass shootings

A series of four attacks have upended communities across the state, from a city to farming towns → Read More

Monterey Park shooting death toll rises to 11, including dance hall manager

California officials name two of those killed, while friends and colleagues say much-loved ‘Mr Ma’ was among dead → Read More

Julian Sands: helicopter search under way for missing actor

Search for 65-year-old, who went missing while hiking in Mt Baldy, California, being conducted by air due to hazardous weather → Read More

Joshua Tree’s ‘Invisible House’ could be yours for $18m

A surreal desert structure that ‘flaunts its abundance’ has attracted celebrities and more: ‘Demi Lovato saw aliens there’ → Read More