With taut strings tied into thousands of knots holding painted and translucent sheets of paper, the artist binds the aerial and the earthbound, establishing a direct relationship between the work and the viewer.
Anne Gust Brown,
California Budget Crisis,
San Francisco News,
California Future Agenda,
Los Angeles News,
Is it because of Jerry Brown's leadership skills, his "insider's knowledge and outsider's mind?" Is it because California Democrats have their act together? Is it because California Republicans have run their party into the ground? Or some combination thereof?
Though initial impressions abound, it's still early to fully assess this year's Whitney Biennial.
Similar to President Obama, Governor Brown likes to think of himself as climate champion. In a recent speech, Brown said, "The challenge facing California is not just drought today; it's climate change, now and forever." But just like President Obama, Brown has refused to stand up to Big Oil.
San Clemente High School,
San Clemente High School and its 3,000-plus students were one of the latest victims of a Yik Yak attack. "Yik Yak" is a new social network that has quickly gained popularity amongst young people. So what's a parent/teacher/administrator to do? Talk to your kids and tell them these three things:
Getting In Shape,
Healthy Living News
Why have we made exercising -- at least the way we do it in the places that have come to be known as "health clubs" -- such an awful experience? If we're going to redefine success to include well-being, we also need to redefine getting in shape to include mental and soul fitness.
No longer can we ignore the reality that our children are dying. No longer can we close our eyes to the immense pain and suffering of these grieving parents, siblings and loved ones. No longer can we act as if this doesn't impact us.
What was once a holiday dedicated to the celebration of the arrival of Christianity in Ireland has now become one of the biggest secular holidays celebrated around the world. Even halfway across the planet, Southern Californians are gearing up for a host of St. Patrick's Day parties in Los Angeles.
The truth hit me faster than that third glass of Manischewitz at the Coens' Sabbath dinner: I am officially turning into my Jewish mother.
Los Angeles County,
California Coastal Commission,
Los Angeles News
An aerial view of downtown Malibu. In a move many Malibu residents are calling a coup, Los Angeles County has abruptly reversed its stance on horses in the coastal zone of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, shocking the equestrian community in...
12 Years a Slave,
Steve Coogan Philomena,
Captain Phillips Barkhad Abdi,
Sandra Bullock Gravity,
Tom Hanks Captain Phillips,
The universal idea moving forward after loss is something that resonates and connects with people on a very deep level.
There is no evidence from any other nation that replacing a public system with a privatized choice system produces anything but social, economic, and racial segregation.
"Art fairs are perhaps the exemplary modernist accelerator in so far as they establish and extend new networks within pre-existing ones."
In honor of my dad, Robert Michelson, one of the most incredible men who ever spent a little time on this planet -- and in honor of the pain and grief and wonder conjured by death -- I am sharing five things that I learned while helping him die.
Last week, my colleague on the Budget Committee, Rep. Paul Ryan, put out a report: "The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later." Let's be clear, this report is nothing more than an ideologically bankrupt battle plan to attack the poor.
It causes me actual, real pain when I run into young people afraid of risks -- afraid to strike out on their own because it "might not work out." Might not work out? Of course it won't "work out" at first. That's part of the fun. OK, maybe not fun, per se. But it's part of the adventure.
Endangered Species Act,
Senator Barbara Boxer,
Despite recent rain, California is still in the midst of an historic drought. The past year has been the state's driest on record since 1895.
Silence has been valued since humans started traveling, of course. But the debate about cellphone chatter on planes has touched a nerve, and if the law passes, it could even do something unprecedented: establish that air travelers have a right to a little peace and quiet on their journey.
I've greatly enjoyed my time, but I no longer wish to put my body at risk for the sake of entertainment. I think about the rest of my life and I want to live it with much quality. And physically, I am grateful that I can walk away feeling as good as I did when I stepped into it.
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.