CALIFORNIA

A Poet Goes Political

How many Oxford-educated poets decide to make a political play in the former murder capital of America? Precisely one.

Why Artists Are Growing Wary of Weed Industry

Rising rents in urban warehouses are pushing out creatives, many of whom supported the legalization of recreational cannabis.

Why Insurers Are Daring to Run at Even Bigger Risks

A wave of upstart insurers are trying to solve the industry's greatest risk.

Bad Day Digest: Soldiers Showing Up With Bayonets

In 1945, OZY's Leslie dela Vega's mother, Linda, woke up to Japanese soldiers who had murder on their minds.

OZY TV

Real Talk Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

Pros on Policing: What's the Problem?

Crucial conversations on law and disorder are being had by all stakeholders concerned about a more perfect union.

To Be Dumped by Your Mom

Even bad mothers have stories that need to be told.

The Case That Defended the Homeless Vote

Because of this case, people who are experiencing homelessness are allowed to cast a ballot.

Inside Sanders’ Controversial National Rent Control Pitch

Nowhere is a call for rent control more likely to strike a chord than in the Golden State.

California Schools Fight Fire With the Sun

Solar storage is helping the Golden State's schools remain open — and safe — during wildfires.

Skinny Californians Are Starving the Pac-12 of Football Talent

The Western conference once dominated college football.

OZY PODCAST

When Katty Met Carlos

From the BBC and OZY comes a fresh perspective on the debate about America’s future as a nation and its relation to the world during the 2020 US election.

How Long Will the Warriors Stink?

As Golden State tanks its way to a top draft pick, what does NBA history tell us about where the Warriors are headed? .

Eco Miles: How to Get Free Coffee Just for Taking the Train to Work

This app rewards commuters for the money and time they’ve invested into getting to work.

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