The "reality" is that it takes immense dedication, fortitude, time and money to be a tattoo artist or a serious tattoo collector. Most of this is lost in the flashy bullshit you see on these shows.
"The Economist World Ocean Summit" in Half Moon Bay California at the end of February drew hundreds of attendees. I, and The Economist's Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, called it "Davos for the Ocean," but I didn't mean that as a compliment.
While you may have good intentions to stick to your health and fitness goals, it also feels sinful not to indulge in unique treats when visiting a far-off place. When in Rome, right? But I have learned that if there is to be any hope of feeling healthy and fitting into the same wardrobe when I return, I have to strike some sort of balance.
There's no denying that human beings have always been predisposed to fascination with the unusual, ugly, and frightening things that hide in the dark corners of the world around us. Unfortunately, not all monsters live in our imagination. This map is an exploration of America's real-life monsters and the detectives who caught them.
As the uproar over the CBO analysis demonstrates, the issue of whether jobs are gained or lost as a result of a minimum-wage increase depends largely on how we analyze the vast amount of research that has been conducted on the question over the past half-century.
The government can, and does, legally violate our Constitutional rights when in its best interest to do so. In fact, they do it quite often. They just need the right reason.
There's no Oscar for Best Manmade 'Natural' Disaster, but if there were, Southern California would win in a mudslide. You really can't overstate the severity of California's current drought, from its national impact on our food chain to its global implications for climate change.
Second point: Women are held to a higher standard in political life, particularly when it comes to behavior or decision making related to female traits.
There's unrest brewing in the world of yoga. If you watched ABC's Nightline last week or read the story in Vanity Fair last month, Bikram Choudhury, the eponymous Guru that helped transform the bodies of housewives and college grads with liberal arts degrees, is under pressure.
Obama and Russia, again. It's an ongoing storyline, President Barack Obama's chronic problem in properly reading Russia and in particular, President Vladimir Putin. We're shocked that Putin would intervene militarily in Crimea. Why?
Most SoCal residents are sedate, middle-class people with just a hint of craziness to them -- that quiet spark that drove them long ago to pack up and leave the East Coast/Midwest/Deep South to pursue their pot of gold right here in the Golden State. And this brings us to It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
When given an option to walk or bike in a safe and secure manner, people will take advantage of it. And when people choose these options and get out of their cars, the climate benefits are immense.
The question is whether Gehry and the other mega projects can, starting from scratch, capture the magic Downtown is already generating. Will they selfishly corral pedestrians? Will they be bunkers and monoliths? Will L.A. commit the same old errors?
Every now and again, you get a reminder that you are exactly where you should be. This happened to me just recently, and I am so grateful for that reminder.
This investigation is just a first step toward reining in undisclosed fracking and establishing a stringent statewide regulatory framework for the practice.
Somewhere between the second and third martini by the fireplace at Morgan's, you can feel what it must have been like to be Hollywood royalty.
Stretch your legs and your brain this weekend by trying something new, whether it's following a Cornelia Funke scavenger hunt at The Getty, driving to Newport Beach, checking out First Fridays at the NHM or taking in Jacob Hashimoto's version of kite-flying at MOCA Pacific Design Center.