Miley Cyrus and Kanye West came up short when the Grammy nominations were announced. Did the year's most popular music stars kill their own chances?
Today is my 97th birthday. I am a lucky man. I've been married to my wife, Anne, for 60 years and she continues to captivate me. When you get to be 97, you can reflect on the lessons you've learned in almost a century of life.
Any other female performer who refused to share any of her personal life (or personality, really) would quickly be branded with quite different labels than the ones we have reserved for Queen Spears. Today being guarded is understood as "closed-off" or "robotic." The inability to present oneself as vulnerable is seen as "inauthentic." For Spears, that same behavior is untouchable.
The first thing you couldn't help but notice was her skin. Her skin was black, crusty and hardened. A severe case of demodectic mange had slowly festered and finally overtaken her entire body.
The best part of this, that very few people caught, is that they are for now only going to sell the "plus-size" clothing online. Not at the stores. Apparently, Abercrombie has standards. The "fat, uncool" women cannot go into the stores. They can shop online, where they belong.
It's like a bad movie you watch over and over again. The Kings lead in the third quarter and then lose the game in the fourth. One of the key components was again on the bench watching Sacramento fall to the Los Angeles Lakers 106-100.
My eldest daughter was 4 1/2 when she ran into the den last Christmas morning to see if Santa had visited. Surely, the excitement of a mountain of toys, shiny packages and half-eaten carrots left by the reindeer distracted her for a bit, but before long, she was peering out the window sadly.
How do we teach creativity, innovation, collaboration, and intellectual empowerment to our students in a system that is oppressive, repressive, based on mistrust and fear?
We were once the leader, the model in higher education that every other state looked at and strived to be. But those times have changed, and not at all for the better.
Vice President Joe Biden's very high profile Asia-Pacific trip this week points up a very key question with regard to the Obama Administration's pivot from the Middle East and Central Asia to the Asia-Pacific. Who's in charge, anyway?
Nearly 20 years ago, then First Lady Hillary Clinton declared to the United Nations that "it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights." A core component of women's rights is ensuring that all women have access to quality healthcare.
If you've been to Israel in the last 40 years or heard Israeli popular music, then you probably know Danny Sanderson, who will be performing with his band at the Gindi Auditorium at American Jewish University on Dec. 8.
Today there is only one spot in Los Angeles that remembers Dorothy Parker's 30 years as a resident.
How do you maintain your sanity when your aunt keeps reminding you that the boy you broke up with in high school is now the CEO of the hottest new tech company and his wife looks just like you? Preparation. Know the enemy and be ready.
My own reflections on gratitude this year were a little different. For the first time, I felt sincerely grateful not just for the many good things in my life, but for the most difficult and painful experiences I have gone through.
Perhaps the most glaring tell that Kobe isn't yet Kobe came with just under five minutes left in the game. He was fouled and heard the whistle, yet did not attempt to bring his hands through for his trademark move to draw a shooting foul.