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Entries by Michael Sigman from 02/2010

Apologizing Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

| Posted 02.02.2010 | Media

The death last week of Erich Segal reminded the world of Love Story, his 1969 mega-selling book, and the blockbuster 1970 movie of the same name, for which he wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay.

Sheepish In Carlyfornia

| Posted 02.04.2010 | Politics

You may think that Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep" ad will hurt Fiorina's chances, but the video has given the senatorial candidate free publicity.

Edwards 'Comeback' Stories...Please Go Away

| Posted 02.07.2010 | Media

Now that his sex tape and other assorted sleazy doings seem to have taken John Edwards to the bottom, the mainstream media is on to the inevitable next story in this minor Greek tragedy, "Can Edwards make a comeback?"

Neighborhood E-lists: Opportunity for Community

| Posted 02.08.2010 | Los Angeles

Alienation and rootlessness are so deeply ingrained in Angelenos' psyches -- partly because so many of us are transplants -- as to be almost a badge of honor.

Creating Community in LA: Emergency Preparedness

| Posted 02.12.2010 | Los Angeles

No man is an island. Surely you want to be linked up with neighbors in case of emergencies like earthquakes and fires. That way, when the crisis is over, you can return to your hermetic ways in one piece.

Plagiarism: The Words and the Music

| Posted 02.15.2010 | Entertainment

It's always satisfying to see journalistic plagiarism outed. But when it comes to music, things can be more complicated.

Creating Community in LA: Neighborhood Meditation Groups

| Posted 02.22.2010 | Los Angeles

There are neighborhood meditation groups springing up all over, offering the opportunity for a unique and often profound connection among friends, neighbors and, yes, strangers.

NASA's Budget: OK To Keep Grounded

| Posted 02.25.2010 | Politics

NASA gets $19 billion in 2011, compared to $18.3 billion this year.