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John Seed

Jon Swihart: A Portrait of Louis Zamperini (1917-2014)

John Seed | January 26, 2015 | Arts
In the Fall of 2013 Jon Swihart, a scrupulous and preternaturally patient artist who lives and works in Santa Monica, was commissioned to create an oil portrait of Zamperini.
Dan Glickman

2015 Means New FDA Calorie Labeling on Menus

Dan Glickman | January 26, 2015 | Politics
Readily available calorie information is crucial for consumers to be able to make informed food choices throughout the day as they get their food from a variety of venues. Our nation is facing rising rates of obesity and chronic disease that continue to push health care spending higher.
Stacie Corliss

30 Days of Online Dating: Dude, Where's My Car?

Stacie Corliss | January 26, 2015 | Comedy
Here goes nothin'. We agree upon a 5:30 p.m. Friday dinner at The Six in Culver City. Why are we dining with the octogenarians? Because I have another date set for that evening at 8 p.m.
Cindra Ladd

Cosby: 'Trust Me.'

Cindra Ladd | January 26, 2015 | Entertainment
Why speak out about Bill Cosby now? The simple answer is that it's the right thing to do. The truth deserves to be known. As I write this, more than 20 women have come forward, many with stories that are remarkably similar to mine.
William Bradley

How American Sniper Became a Surprise Mega-Hit Honoring America's Martial Culture and Highlighting the Futility of the Iraq War

William Bradley | January 25, 2015 | Entertainment
American Sniper is well on its way to being the biggest war film ever at the domestic box office, and second most popular R-rated film ever behind The Passion of the Christ.
Jay Weston

Lani Hall's Audio Book, EMOTIONAL MEMOIRS, is Worth a Listen!

Jay Weston | January 26, 2015 | Los Angeles
I have never before listened to an audio book. How Luddite is that of me? I am just old-fashioned enough to think that I needed to have the heft of a hardcover book in my hands to read it.

30 Different Ways to Tie a Tie That Every Man Should Know

ShirtsMyWay | January 26, 2015 | Style
You can make a statement with these knots any day of the week or simply use them to look elegant and stylish during those special events where you really need to stand out. Either way, you'll practically be a forefather of men's fashion no matter which style you choose.
James Marshall Crotty

American Sniper Sanitizes Colossally Boneheaded Iraq War

James Marshall Crotty | January 23, 2015 | Entertainment
It, thus, effectively sanitizes this dark chapter in U.S. history, making it safe again for the masses to embrace chicken-hawk George W. Bush's deceitfully sold Iraq misadventure.
Jonathan Kim

ReThink Review: American Sniper -- Can There Be Heroes on the Wrong Side of History?

Jonathan Kim | January 23, 2015 | Entertainment
I see soldier worship as harmful because it so easily morphs into support for wars, no matter how unjust, by letting our affection for our fellow citizens in uniform and our desire to see them come home alive obscure the truth behind what they're supposedly fighting and dying for, which is rarely as black and white as we are told or wish it to be.
Joel Epstein

LA Metro's Next CEO

Joel Epstein | January 22, 2015 | Los Angeles
So who will it be? An insider from the County transportation agency? An out-of-towner who knows how to build and manage a large urban transit system? A transit rider.
Carole Bartolotto

Construction of California's High-Speed Rail Could Increase Risk of Fungal Infection

Carole Bartolotto | January 22, 2015 | Green
On January 4, 2015, construction of the high-speed rail began in Fresno, California. During construction, soil will be disrupted due to grading for the above-ground sections of the route and tunneling for the sections of the rail that will run underground. In both cases, fungal spores could become airborne.
Tom Steyer

The Fight for Justice Starts With Climate

Tom Steyer | January 22, 2015 | Politics
My decision about whether to engage from the outside or seek elected office came down to a single question: how best can I fight for a level playing field at this point?
Samantha Matt

17 Changes Every Woman Goes Through In Her Late 20s

Samantha Matt | January 22, 2015 | Women
If you're not into something, you're not into something. It's simple. You don't go places you don't want to go. You don't hang out with people you don't want to hang out with.
Matthew McManus

5 Essential Tips For Lasting Business Partnerships

Matthew McManus | January 22, 2015 | Small Business
It has been cited that the failure rate of business partnerships is as high as 80 percent -- remarkably higher than the average divorce rate. If things go south with a partnership, it is often even called a "business divorce." That phrase may sound a bit funny at first but...

7 Legendary American Dive Bars That Should Have Survived | January 22, 2015 | Taste
The down-and-dirty criteria for a true dive varies, but the sense of ease you feel when you enter is universal.
Lois Alter Mark

A Monster of a Burger at LA's BLVD 16

Lois Alter Mark | January 22, 2015 | Taste
Lesson #1: When a chef suggests a specific dish, you'd be a fool not to go for it.
Mallory Weggemann

My Beautiful Reward and the 7 Lessons It Has Taught Me

Mallory Weggemann | January 21, 2015 | Impact
I was looking toward my future with hope, excitement and anticipation, it was a new chapter in life for me and I couldn't wait for what lay ahead. Until one day, everything I knew and everything I was looking forward to changed in the matter of a split second.
Morena Duwe

The Gem and Jam Festival L.A. Pre-Party

Morena Duwe | January 21, 2015 | Entertainment
As the festival community grows, so does our reach. The mind can reach further than the hand or any man made cord. This evening at the Gem and Jam Pre-Party reminded me to unplug, reach out and connect with my fellow humans.
Kathy Leonardo

Contemporary Artist Sona Mirzaei Gives Her Art a Workout!

Kathy Leonardo | January 21, 2015 | Arts
2014 proved to be a busy year for artist Sona Mirzaei. "2015 is going to be even bigger and better," laughed Mirzaei.
Brandon L. Greene

#LiberateWE: A Call to Action

Brandon L. Greene | January 21, 2015 | Black Voices
The same systems and organizations that have frozen us out for years now want to dictate and advise us on how we should engage to fight for our freedom.
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