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Artisanal LA: Shawna Dawson's Local, Sustainable, and Handmade Wonderland

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2011 | 10:34 AM

Shawna Dawson speaks with the hurried breathlessness of a woman always dashing from one event to the next; unlike your run-of-the-mill socialite (can that word even apply any more in a world of cocaine misdemeanors and grainy sex tapes?) however, Dawson is typically the one planning the fête -- currently,...

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Just Your Typical Blood-Spattered, Knife-Wielding, Utterly Charming, Sustainability-Focused, Tweeting Neighborhood Butchers

(8) Comments | Posted April 5, 2011 | 10:07 AM

Amelia Posada and Erika Nakamura are better known by the nicknames that grace the awning of their Los Angeles butcher shop, Lindy & Grundy, which opens today. We first spoke while the business--which sells only local, pastured, and organic meats in a decidedly old school, hip vibe--was still under construction....

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Barack Obama Recreating Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech (Video)

(4) Comments | Posted June 2, 2010 | 2:43 PM

Perhaps you remember that historic day back in August of 2008 when Senator Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party's nomination to run for President of the United States. It was the twenty-eighth day of the month, exactly forty-five years after Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have A...

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Don't Punch Grandma in the Face: A New Perspective on Earth Day

(6) Comments | Posted April 20, 2010 | 1:48 PM

Much of the current environmental dialogue revolves around the themes of sacrifice and fear: "If you don't trade in your SUV for a Leaf, by 2050 we'll all be breathing through gills in Atlantis 2.0 and scarfing down three-eyed, mercury-laden tuna monsters for breakfast."

This kind of...

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Don't Worry About Global Warming

(29) Comments | Posted December 11, 2009 | 9:55 AM

I was originally going to call this "Rebranding Climate Change," but the title made even me yawn. But that's what this is really all about. Recently, we Concerned Citizens of the World have been hit with a deluge of articles -- from The Economist, Thomas Friedman, the venerable...

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A New Thanksgiving Prayer

(7) Comments | Posted November 25, 2009 | 10:33 AM

While I was growing up, my family would ask me, each Thanksgiving, to begin our feast with a prayer. Dwarfed by a long, polished cherry table and the Dickensian turkey plopped obscenely before me, I dutifully delivered a solemn blessing: eyes closed, rep tie half-Windsored, hair brushed sensibly across my...

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How Proposition 8 Kept Me From Getting Laid

(150) Comments | Posted November 7, 2008 | 10:13 AM

Two a.m., Wednesday, November 5. We've been celebrating, and your humble narrator stands outside a Hollywood bar beside a filmmaker friend and a bearded reality TV show winner who looks like Tom Hanks at about minute 80 of Cast Away. We're talking to two girls, both of them lovely and...

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Really? You Want to Vote Like That Guy?

(45) Comments | Posted October 8, 2008 | 4:13 PM

In my college fraternity, after rush night, we would all assemble to decide who would join our illustrious, underachieving crew. By the end of the night, we would either offer a prospective brother a "bid" to join and undergo the joys (mustache, lunchbox) of pledging, or "ding" him, thereby relegating...

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Sarah Palin's Conversation with Henry Kissinger

(12) Comments | Posted October 4, 2008 | 2:20 PM

"Dr. Henry Kissinger especially. I had a good conversation with him recently. And he shared with me his passion for diplomacy." -- Sarah Palin, during the Vice-Presidential Debate.

Although Sarah Palin's September 23 conversation with Henry Kissinger was off-limits to reporters, the Huffington Post gained exclusive access to a microphone...

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Hollywood Republicans Respond to Satirical "Don't Vote" PSA with Counter-PSA

(9) Comments | Posted October 2, 2008 | 9:28 PM

A short film script, in response to this message from the Hollywood liberal elite.

FADE IN:

INT. LUXURIOUS MANSION - DAY
KELSEY GRAMMER speaks into CAMERA.

KELSEY GRAMMER
No, but seriously: don't vote. Unless you
make over $250,000 a year.


...

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Postponing Debates: What John McCain can Learn from Ferris Bueller and Me

(25) Comments | Posted September 24, 2008 | 6:02 PM

Ferris Bueller [on getting out of school]: You fake a stomach cramp, and when you're bent over, moaning and wailing, you lick your palms. It's a little childish and stupid, but then again, so is high school. - from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

I had a history of stomach problems...

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A B$%#h-Slap* of Truth or: How to Speak Politely with Republicans

(32) Comments | Posted September 23, 2008 | 2:51 PM

*From Webster's New Millennium Dictionary of English, meaning "to slap someone with an open hand, esp. in an attempt to put them in their place or cause humiliation." An unfortunate term, but you'll see it's the most accurate one in this case. Before the accusations of misogyny fill the comments,...

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On Star Wars, Homeless Men, and Sarah Palin

(88) Comments | Posted September 17, 2008 | 10:50 PM

The cliché is to say that Sarah Palin would only be a heartbeat away from the presidency if she and John McCain win the election. My theory? We're talking about the wrong body part.

Bear with me on this one: everyone can admit that Sarah Palin is hot. Everyone...

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