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Annie Stein
Author Annie O’Neill Stein has written for Distinction, More and C Magazines, as well as for the New York Times. She is currently working on her first novel. She is on the board of HerShe Girls, a mentoring program for foster youth, and runs writing workshops for at risk teens.

Entries by Annie Stein

Much Ado About Something

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 2:44 PM

The Shakespeare Center of LA has done what a lot of non-profits never get the chance to do: grown up. Well into its twenties, now it seems to be fulfilling its potential and then profits didn't make, but SCLA, though still having to work hard for every penny, is at...

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Man Gives Religion a Bad Name

(2) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 1:19 PM

Here's a household argument that's been going on far too long in my particular household: the good of religion argument. In an effort to lay it low once and for all, I'm making public my take on the whole thing, and why I, indeed, love going to churches, temples, or...

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Gerd Ludwig, Chernobyl Through His Lens

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 4:02 PM

Some people can't just let things drop. They just can't let them go. In some cases passion and commitment to a higher cause keeps them hanging on. Such is the case with National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig.


On April 26, 1986 at 1:23...

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Journey to Planet Sanity

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 2:18 PM

Journey to Planet... HUH?

Quirky and kind. How's that for a recommend! Journey to Planet Sanity, produced by Wunderkind Pictures, written, directed and starring Blake Freeman, sets out to do something (and does it) many of us have wanted to do for years; bust charlatans. There is something downright distasteful...

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Mandatory Viewing

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 5:10 PM

Yesterday I sat through two and a half of the most excruciating hours of my life. Sat through, twisted my torso through, felt like throwing up through. But I stayed there riveted, horrified, sickened and saddened beyond belief.

I was at a movie, "Twelve Years a Slave." A movie that...

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Scarlett Rouge and Her Mama Michele

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2013 | 11:50 AM

Scarlett has a formidable mother. Famous in several circles and my bet is that even before Scarlett's mother was famous she was formidable.

Her mother is small. No, she is petite. Petite and formidable.

Artist Scarlett Rouge's mother is Michele Lamy, wife, muse and business partner of fashion designer...

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In Praise of Communion aka Family Dinner

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 9:02 PM

As usual, I'm bumping about six other topics I was set to write about in order to write about what happened Sunday. I went to church. Yes, and during the Jewish High Holidays. I went to church and got enlightened about something I've known about for years, let's say over...

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A Techno Rant!

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 2:34 PM

I read something more than a week ago, right here on HuffPost, that's had me on a rampage. Since then, every time my 17-year-old daughter picked up her iPhone, I've wanted to pounce on her the way I pounced on her sister the day after the '94 earthquake here in...

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Getting to Know Your Friends... One Tomato at a Time

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 2:42 PM

Years ago, before my second child was born and I traded in my paycheck as a freelance fashion stylist to change diapers, drive carpool and be the soccer snack provider, I used to joke that the only way I got to hang out with my friends was to work with...

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There Was a Shooting at My School

(4) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 4:42 PM

There was a shooting at my school. It was about a week ago and I am just now able to try to write about it. Last Friday a terribly disturbed young man -- yes, another terribly disturbed young man, with a rifle, in this case a homemade semi automatic rifle...

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Pop-Up Yoga

(1) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 10:53 AM

What's that saying, "as LA goes, so goes the nation"? Or something -- or so we think.

First we brought you pop-up restaurants where weekly, great chefs of the moment folded and unfolded their tents of knives and favorite frying pans moving from house to house all over town....

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Catastrophe of Cardinals

(2) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 2:11 PM

Calling all Catholics, lapsed Catholics and ex Catholics. I'd call forth the Methodists, Baptists and Episcopalians too, but right now I'm focusing on my lineage. Cutting right to the chase here, why in the year of our Lord 2013, is this travesty called the election of a new pope going...

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Military Style

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 10:27 AM

I was all set to go full tilt fashion fluff with this blog entry, with pictures, great quotes, research, the whole magilla! After all of the seriousness and reveals, I felt it was high time for a little old fashioned fashion fun. That is until yesterday's afternoon activity changed my...

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Divorce LA Style

(1) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 12:14 PM

I'm writing this from a shack in Nipomo. Where is Nipomo and what's up with the shack are the obvious and immediate questions. To answer these questions, Nipomo is small town up the Central Coast of California between L.A. and San Francisco. And no, Nipomo was not named for a...

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This Is How We Do 60 in LA

(2) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 5:48 PM

Turning 60 is a bitch. Seriously, it really is. Even in the land of high maintenance.

Anticipation starts months before the actual date. As each day creeps closer, all the previous decades before it are dragged like a 10-ton load in all their shame. I am only speaking for women,...

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Kimba Hills: Quick-Change Artist

(1) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 10:30 AM

I am back among the living and all I can say is thank the F-ing stars for girl friends. I love men, but the truth is the men may come and go and it's the girls who always pull you through. Except in the movie Rust and Bone, which I...

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Harriet Selwyn: A Force of LA Style

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 5:51 PM

Although my last blog entry was on the passing of the glorious Leigh Hamilton, being an obituary writer is not my calling. It's just a sign of my age -- like the purple veins creeping up my calves.

Sadly, another formidable sister has passed on. And...

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Losing Leigh: Remembering A Friend Recently Lost To Cancer

(4) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 8:32 AM

My friend Leigh would have loved that I'm writing a HuffPost piece about her. LOVED it! She would say, though, in that sassy way of hers, "Why'd you wait until I died to write it... I was awfully swell alive, you know." And she really was.

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Giving Up the Shame of Those Sagging Arms

(1) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 4:00 PM

One of my favorite things about living in LA is that every weekend, wherever one is driving in LA, in every "hood" from Bel Air to East LA, there is a garage sale. Or several.

A few weeks ago I stopped at a garage sale on Beverly...

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Flat Shoes vs. High Heels: Why I Traded In My Stilettos For A Stylish, Comfortable Option

(19) Comments | Posted July 5, 2012 | 12:00 PM

These days I live life in the flat lane. After decades of trying every height of heel imaginable, I can now say with almost giddy abandon, "I'm free to be me." In flats! I'm just a few inches shorter than before!

Flats are, in a...

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