Kobe Bryant, the coronavirus, social justice, wildfires and one of the most contentious elections in American history. We look back at 2020.
A year unlike any other. COVID made sure of that
We had time for everything, and then we had time for nothing
Smith: This was the year America embraced Black Lives Matter as a movement, not just a moment
Hiltzik: This was the year that American science denial became lethal
McNamara: Banana bread or ventilators — Can anyone really describe daily life in a pandemic year?
Lopez: California’s ‘climate damn emergency’ can’t be ignored
Arellano: The year Orange County reminded us it’s still Orange County
What could Trump have done to produce a different election outcome?
COVID-19 walloped our cultural industries. Some may never be the same
The moment the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic sank in
Kobe Bryant’s death shocked L.A. and the world in ominous start to 2020
McManus: Will the 2020 presidential campaign turn out to be the low point in modern political civility?
Yes, there was good news in 2020 too
These photos reveal California’s harrowing year, month by month
This is 2020: A visual journey through a historic year
Granderson: In 2020, many athletes found their voices — ‘Something bigger than winning’
The NBA’s shutdown transformed COVID-19 into a harsh reality
The biggest sports moments in 2020
What a year it was: A 2020 timeline
Notable events from 2020
McNamara: Quite soon, 2020 will be history — will we learn from it?
What we lost
The pandemic’s toll: Lives lost in California to the coronavirus
The final moments of Kobe Bryant’s fatal flight, turn by turn
California favors Biden, but Trump still raised $61 million. Who are the donors?
What happened to L.A.'s $1 billion for homeless housing?
The guide to the Internet
Tracking the coronavirus in California
Ali: The best TV shows of 2020
Lloyd: The 10 best TV shows of 2020
The 10 best albums: Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple, more
The 50 best songs
The 10 best L.A. albums
The 10 best Latin music moments
Music’s winners (Lil Baby) and losers (John Lennon) for this Godforsaken 2020, so far
Lil Baby owned 2020. Wait until you hear about his 2021
What is the song of summer? Music insiders spin the soundtrack for a once-in-a-lifetime season
Arts and Entertainment
The best movies of the year — and where to find them
The 10 best games: In a pandemic year, play was a critical storytelling medium
Best theater: In a year to forget, virtuoso performances to remember
Best classical music: 10 heroes who came to our rescue in a horrendous year
The 10 best books
10 great books that got lost in the noise
Shaken studios. Empty theaters. What Hollywood lost during the pandemic
Ali: In a year of loss, I found comfort and connection in an unlikely place: paranormal TV
Miranda: The art show of 2020 and how it unearthed the Mexican influences in American art
Special Projects From the Times
L.A.'s coast was once a DDT dumping ground
The Latinos: The Times’ 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning series
101 Best Restaurants
The untold story of how the Golden State Killer was found: A covert operation and private DNA
How the U.S. betrayed the Marshall Islands, kindling the next nuclear disaster
Our reckoning with racism