Los Angeles Times

Matt Pearce

Writer

Matt Pearce is a national reporter for the Los Angeles Times and frequently writes about violence, disasters, social movements and civil liberties. A University of Missouri graduate, he has covered news in the Midwest for a number of publications and previously wrote about technology, culture and the Middle East as a featured writer for the New Inquiry. He hails from Kansas City, Mo.

Recent Articles

  • Eating Somali food? Don't forget the banana, or you might get humiliated online

    Eating Somali food? Don't forget the banana, or you might get humiliated online

    Here's the story of the biggest mistake I ever made with a banana. While on assignment in Minneapolis earlier this month, I stopped by Maashaa'allah Restaurant in Cedar-Riverside for my first-ever traditional Somali meal: an enormous $14 rice and lamb plate. The server brought it out. And then...

  • What we know about the people who were on EgyptAir Flight 804

    What we know about the people who were on EgyptAir Flight 804

    Some of the identities of the passengers aboard EgyptAir Flight 804, which crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday, have begun to emerge. The Airbus A320 aircraft  was carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo when it swerved abruptly and plunged thousands of feet before disappearing from...

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