Carla Hall is an editorial board member who writes about homelessness, reproductive rights, popular culture, animal welfare, and human rights in Asia and Africa, among other topics. Before joining the board, she was a general assignment reporter for the Los Angeles Times’ California section. She previously worked for the Washington Post’s Style section, where she juggled writing with acting roles in small theaters and even a couple of TV shows. She has a bachelor’s degree in the history of science from Harvard University.
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A scientist says we have no free will. Of course we don’t.
Oct. 20, 2023
Many California Democrats desperately wanted her to enter the gubernatorial recall race 20 years ago, just in case the voters ousted Gov. Gray Davis. I watched as she wrestled with the decision, and ultimately made the right choice.
Oct. 1, 2023
In America, the Founding Fathers left women’s freedom out of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Liberty has never been part of a woman’s brief, and our personal autonomy has neither been spelled out nor assumed.
July 2, 2023
An L.A. Times investigation uncovering the movie star’s sexual misconduct ran just days before he was elected California governor in 2003. Here’s the story of one of the main reporters.
June 7, 2023
Charles’ coronation continues a historic ritual that dates back more than 1,000. It’s captivating to watch, but a little cringey too.
May 4, 2023
The Texas judge who tried to pull mifepristone off the market called up the discredited 20th century theory in his opinion. That is dangerously misleading.
May 1, 2023
A young girl begged Shasta County fair officials to let her take her goat out of a slaughter auction, but they refused.
April 7, 2023
Spring has been elusive in Los Angeles this year, and opening day probably won’t have the usual warm, glorious weather to welcome fans to Chavez Ravine for the start of baseball season.
March 30, 2023
This year, older actors swept the Oscars. That’s a good thing.
March 13, 2023