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Edward Goldman


Abstract vs. Figurative

Edward Goldman | September 16, 2014 | Arts
Among the most well known and commercially successful American artists today are Kehinde Wiley and John Currin, both figurative painters of amazing skill, and both drawing inspiration from the art of Old Masters.
Brent Toderian


In Praise Of The Upright Bike

Brent Toderian | September 16, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
There are many other policy implications that come with the spread of slower, safer city bikes -- here in B.C., a big one is around mandatory helmet laws. Many such laws were passed at a time when fast, forward-leaning cycling was the norm, and safe bike infrastructure was virtually non-existent. When drifting along at a walking pace, in an upright position, on a dedicated cycle track, the notion of legally requiring head protection certainly changes.
Nikki Silvestri


Environmental Injustice is Personal

Nikki Silvestri | September 16, 2014 | Green
I used to be one of those people who didn't understand the threat of climate change. I wondered, "Why should global warming matter to me?" When I learned what a warmer world would look like -- especially for people of color and low-income communities -- I was terrified.
Bill Bush


Weekend at Berman's: This Artweek.LA (September 15, 2014)

Bill Bush | September 16, 2014 | Arts
Between his seminal omnipresence on the modern LA scene and more than two decades of the legendary Santa Monica Auctions, people might think they already know everything about Robert Berman. But there is always much more to the story.
Jared Green

Blue Cities Have a Sustainable Relationship with Oceans

Jared Green | September 16, 2014 | Green
We, as humans, have a deep, biophilic connection to the oceanscape, which makes up 70 percent of the face of the Earth and contains 97 percent of its water. That connection is essential to building a more "complementary, mutually sustainable relationship between city and ocean."
Pegah Patra


Growing Up in Iran With Howard Stern

Pegah Patra | September 16, 2014 | Entertainment
Some people here might not appreciate how blessed they are, because they've never lived in a repressed society, but, for me, every time I tune in to Howard Stern -- I think of how lucky I am to live where freedom and liberty exist, especially for women.
Ira Israel


Why Milo and Olive is the Best Restaurant in Los Angeles

Ira Israel | September 16, 2014 | Los Angeles
While in Los Angeles if you wish to experience the full range of mouth-watering treasures and pleasures of living in abundance, try the minestrone soup at Milo and Olive.
Ali Rosen


Can You Cook Octopus at Home?

Ali Rosen | September 16, 2014 | Taste
Octopus has become a restaurant standard on menus across the country and across cuisines. But for the home cook it still remains a bit of a mystery. Questions abound about where to purchase octopus; how to properly prep it; and how to actually cook it.
Jay Weston


Neighborhood Music School Honors Ginny Mancini!

Jay Weston | September 16, 2014 | Los Angeles
All photos by Jay Ginny Mancini was the honoree at the gala event. For several years I have been dating a...
Kate Kelly


Outdoor Cat Population in L.A. Is the Focus of an Awareness Program

Kate Kelly | September 15, 2014 | Los Angeles
Over 1 million outdoor cats roam Los Angeles -- a statistic not known to most people because feral or stray cats are good at finding places to tuck themselves away so the public never senses the magnitude of the problem.
Arianna Huffington


100 Million Thank-Yous to HuffPosters Around the World

Arianna Huffington | September 15, 2014 | Media
This morning I sent an email to our HuffPost team, sharing the news of a major milestone for our company -- one that really struck a chord with me. And you, the members of the HuffPost community, are the heart and soul of this milestone. Whether you have blogged on HuffPost, commented on, shared or talked about a story or just made us a regular part of your media diet, you have been a key part of the conversation we set out to start a little over nine years ago. Indeed, without you, there would be no HuffPost. So thank you for being part of this remarkable journey -- a journey that is still very much in progress. Here is the email I sent to our team.
Maite Gomez-Rejon


Cooking Art History: Cooking American

Maite Gomez-Rejon | September 15, 2014 | Taste
Meatless Mondays and Wheatless Wednesdays were encouraged and many Americans had their first vegetarian meal.
Tony Delerme


20th Anniversary Review of the Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Ready to Die,' by a 2Pac Fan

Tony Delerme | September 15, 2014 | Black Voices
After listening to Ready to Die from beginning to end, I realized how much of a fool I was to have been blind to this album for so many years. To simply call it a classic and leave it at that would be an understatement.
James Peron


Marriage Equality, a Road to Freedom

James Peron | September 15, 2014 | Gay Voices
Taking away the power to forbid same-sex marriage frees people from lots of government interference. In reality, what so many assume is perfectly backwards. Marriage reduces state interference in a person's life; it does not increase it.
Carla Escoda


Uniquely Asian, Uniquely Modern, Proudly Classical: Ballet Philippines to Tour U.S., Canada

Carla Escoda | September 13, 2014 | Arts
For its 45th "Sapphire" anniversary season, current Artistic Director Paul Morales has chosen an eclectic program, which opened in July with Agnes Locsin's historic La Revolucion Filipina, a controversial and thought-provoking examination of the events around the Philippine revolt against Spain.
Halle Eavelyn


Dining in the Dark: A Spiritual Catharsis for your Palate

Halle Eavelyn | September 15, 2014 | Taste
Along with a hundred other guests, I am enjoying my meal blindfolded.
Peter Scheer


A Bill to Regulate Oil Refineries Also Threatens Public Access Rights

Peter Scheer | September 12, 2014 | Los Angeles
Ostensibly a bill to strengthen safety regulation of oil refineries, SB 1300 would eviscerate the state's freedom of information law. The original version of this legislation required oil companies to file reports on scheduled shutdowns, typically for maintenance, of their refinery facilities. So far, no problem. Then came last-minute amendments
Marrie Lobel


State of Consent in California

Marrie Lobel | September 12, 2014 | Women
If it takes a law that scares the hell out of people to force them to have productive conversations about consent, rape-culture and victim-blaming at a dinner party or more importantly with their sons and daughters, then I say, "yes," to Yes means Yes!
Zak Ebrahim

WATCH: Meet The Terrorist's Son Who Refused To Follow In His Father's Footsteps

Zak Ebrahim | September 12, 2014 | TED Weekends
Abused as a child. Bullied. Raised by a terrorist. These are true facts about the life of Zak Ebrahim. Here's another one: Today, Zak tours the world as an advocate for tolerance and peace. Watch his remarkable story, and ask yourself: What does it take to choose nonviolence?
Ann Brenoff


Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Ann Brenoff | September 12, 2014 | Fifty
The day when we all eventually do age is real, is out there, is waiting for each and every one of us. It comes even when you feel younger than your years, even when you truly believe that age is just a number and that you are only as old as you feel.
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