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Jim Burklo


Hollywood Christmas

Jim Burklo | December 19, 2014 | Los Angeles
It's the last place on Planet Earth we thought we'd ever be. Neither my wife Roberta nor myself has any particular interest in celebrities, nor in celebrity itself. Our house is situated below the Hollywood sign, and on my way to and from the subway station, I'm sure I pass...
Ada Ferrer

Cuba Policy Changes Mark a Momentous First Step

Ada Ferrer | December 19, 2014 | Latino Voices
As a historian of Cuba, as a Cuban-American, as an American citizen, I applaud President Obama's change of course on Cuba. Surprisingly, so do my 93 and 88-year old Republican parents in Miami.


10 Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas for That Fitness Lover in Your Life

BurnThis | December 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
This can be tricky, since they tend to have every gadget and gizmo you could imagine, but fear not, here is a little guide to get that person the perfect holiday gift.
Arianna Huffington


Looking Back at 9 Years of The Colbert Report (VIDEO)

Arianna Huffington | December 18, 2014 | Media
Today, as The Colbert Report airs its final episode, I'm looking back with gratitude on nine years of great television. I loved being on the show several times, discussing everything from my Greek accent to self-sabotage to the obnoxious roommate living in my head. Here are some of my favorite moments on The Colbert Report over the years.
Brandon Kleinman


Peek Into "Drool-Worthy" Restaurant Dining Rooms

Brandon Kleinman | December 18, 2014 | HuffPost Home
The constant pursuit of excitement and beauty has led to elevated dining experiences that offer next level taste in food and design. Let's peek into these tasting spaces for some mouth-watering and lip-puckering design inspiration!
Michael Morgenstern


Eight Selected Short Films: A Mini Film Festival

Michael Morgenstern | December 18, 2014 | Entertainment
I love Amazon's Transparent, which she created, and Jill's old shorts are just as good. A nuanced director with a great grasp of humanity.
Jill S. Brown


Taking Time Off From Your Workouts During the Holidays? How Fast You Lose Fitness and Tips to Minimize the Hit

Jill S. Brown | December 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
The truth is it doesn't take long for the body to start losing strength, endurance and aerobic power and anaerobic capacity. In just days or weeks some of these qualities can start to decline. The adage "use it or lose it" has more scientific relevance than you may think. You work out hard and the body adapts by getting fitter, you stop and that hard work starts to deteriorate.
Regina Varolli


Exploring the Wild West of Wine With the World Wine Guys

Regina Varolli | December 18, 2014 | Taste
It goes way beyond the famed Napa and Sonoma counties.
Clay Calvert

Cowardly Sony Pictures Caves: The Slippery Slope of Self-Censorship

Clay Calvert | December 18, 2014 | Entertainment
The bottom line is that this has become a fiscal and free speech fiasco for Sony. It sends a terrible message to this country's enemies and it sends us down a slippery slope of self-censorship and silence. When Hollywood is asked to put up or shut up, it will shut up.
Nell Minow


Playing MLK: Actor David Oyelowo on Selma

Nell Minow | December 18, 2014 | Entertainment
In Selma, we see the most private moments of Dr. King with his wife, their relationship strained by his activism and the risks he is taking, and by tapes the FBI sent to Mrs. King revealing her husband's affairs. Oyelowo explained why those scenes were "a gift" to him as an actor.
Eric Minh Swenson


Taschen Grand Opening With David Bailey and the Rolling Stones (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | December 17, 2014 | Arts
So here I am, photojournalist of LA's art scene, getting a weekend dose of Nicholson, only to see him greet Taschen's celebrated photographer, David Bailey, at the opening like two lost friends after the war.
Amy Wilks


A Miracle for Motel Kids, Just in Time for Christmas

Amy Wilks | December 17, 2014 | Good News
Although he is not a rich man by any means, and even had to take out a second mortgage during the recession in order to keep feeding the children, with the help of donations, Serato's program has been able to assist 65 families with relocating into their own homes.
Ian Spanier

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Paul Lindahl, Advertising Muralist

Ian Spanier | December 17, 2014 | Los Angeles
Along with a friend, Lindahl founded Colossal Media to resurrect the dying art of hand-painting enormous advertising murals on the sides of buildings. Their company, headquartered in a warehouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has since burgeoned into a $10 million agency that handles the...
Sarah Bowman


6 Weekend Options for Whoever Is in Your Family!

Sarah Bowman | December 16, 2014 | Los Angeles
The holidays are upon us so come and be sung to (by Stevie Wonder or the Klezmantics) and sing for yourself -- or, take in some theater with Angela Lansbury in Blythe Spirit.
Joan Moran


Leaving Los Angeles: A 30-Year Journey

Joan Moran | December 16, 2014 | Los Angeles
The LA living experience has become the observer experience and I don't want to be an observer anymore. I want to live in a city whose character is still vibrant, a city that screams friendliness.
Randy Jurado Ertll


Should Altadena Pasadena Olin Academy Be Given a Chance to Formally Establish in Northwest Pasadena?

Randy Jurado Ertll | December 16, 2014 | Latino Voices
We need a shake-up in public education. And what has helped is the competition from private schools and mushrooming of charters schools. Public school districts now have to rethink how to better educate and retain students.
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

What Teens Don't Know Can Hurt Them (and Their Futures) -- Why STD Testing Is Critical

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | December 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
We all need to break the silence that surrounds STDs in our communities -- we should talk about STDs without shame or stigma and help young people understand STD screening is a routine, essential part of taking care of themselves and protecting their future health.
Virginia Broersma


A Roving Locus: A Conversation with Amy Adler

Virginia Broersma | December 16, 2014 | Arts
Amy Adler's latest project, "Location," which is currently on view at ACME in Los Angeles, includes large scale oil pastel drawings created from photographs she took while scouting for a film, that may or may not ever be made.
Graham Ober

5 Things Millennials Should Consider Before Buying a Home

Graham Ober | December 16, 2014 | Money
Even if your credit score isn't up to snuff or the costs seem to high right now, you can get your finances into better shape before you try to buy your first home.
Bradley B. Onishi


'Ohana No Ka Oi: Our All-American-Non-Religious Christmas Ritual

Bradley B. Onishi | December 16, 2014 | Religion
'Ohana is a Hawaiian word that means family but includes the distant relatives with whom one shares important things. In the past, this would mean resources such as land and crops. Today it means something different, at least to us, or at least to me.
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