Do you know what happens when you live in New York and you type the words "why am" into Google? Before you can type the next word, Google's Autocomplete function helpfully offers to complete your thought. The first suggestion: "why am I so tired?" The second: "why am I always tired?" The Zeitgeist perfectly captured by Google. As the Belgian philosopher Pascal Chabot has put it, burnout is "civilization's disease." The thought of so many people hunched over their laptops or iPhones, asking Google, "Why am I so tired?" or "Why am I always tired?" is really sad. And the answer is not going to be given to us by an algorithm. But we can start by shutting off our devices and getting some sleep.
The writing is clearly on the wall about what lies ahead. Yet even the most brilliant economists -- and futurists -- don't know what to do about it.
The case for DISCLOSE, which would bring into the open hundreds of millions of dollars in now-hidden political giving, is so compelling, so self-evident, that a credible, logical argument against it is nowhere to be found.
When this generation allows Americans the basic right to marry and earn money from a plant that isn't responsible for "2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) annually," then future legislation will be based more on reason than superstition or prejudice.
"You have to practice finishing," Tiler reminds the toe students after a series of turns, "you can't just stop in mid-step and freeze." A good lesson for life as well as ballet.
After Judge Carney's decision, I am very concerned that many murder victims' families will soon be dealt another painful blow. If the state retroactively eliminates the death penalty, many grieving people, already robbed of so much, will lose the justice and closure that juries, after a thorough and lengthy review of all the facts, had granted them.
This is the story of a child, refugee, and immigrant now cataloged as a humanitarian emergency who, in debilitating languor, waits for the good will of an American government to save him.
The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles made history as they showcased their historical past during their 966th performance celebrating their 35th anniversary along with the Southern California premiere of I Am Harvey Milk at The Walt Disney Concert Hall this past weekend.
As a universally misunderstood lot, artists tend to hate talking to people. Whether you're in the industry or a layperson, our best friend, family member, or colleague, we don't want to talk to you. It's not because of rampant introversion or elitism in creative people. It's because you're not good at talking to us.
Finally, something other than a love for pizza has brought Americans together. Happiness over their health coverage with the Affordable Care Act. Go figure.
There has to be something concrete that makes those of us living in the United States more than just co-residents who share little other than proximity. There has to be something that makes 300 million people into "we" and "us." That something is civic nationalism.
This fall, Allen takes his advocacy to the next level, when he will participate in the 2014 Sydney Marathon, raising over $10,000 for AIDS Project Los Angeles helping to save the lives of men and women living with HIV.
If there was ever a contrast in the way two separate and seemingly removed from each other police abuse cases were handled, the New York Police Department and the California Highway Patrol cases fit the bill.
Downtown Los Angeles is growing into a mega-art mecca destination point for art enthusiasts and collectors--and not just for the monthly Downtown LA Walk held on the second Thursdays of the month, which continues to draw crowds.
Hollywood Film Noir references abound in this newest body of work from neo-pop painter, Greg Miller -- and beautiful women are the heroes of this visual narrative. Whether lounging in a pool, diving into the sea or caught mid-kiss, these women maintain a cool distance from the viewer -- they are mysterious and untouchable, encased in resin and paint, frozen in time like celluloid dreams.
The new video for "Gothic Summer," takes you on a noir journey to the cemetery gates as you enter in a vintage Ford or Chevrolet pick-up as it slams onto the concrete of the underground.
The second edition of the Hammer Museum's new biennial, Made in L.A. 2014, has brought a slew of emerging and under-recognized artists to the museum for a compelling exhibition.