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Michelle Edgar

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Music Unites Expands Programs to Los Angeles at the House of Rock

Michelle Edgar | Posted September 18, 2012

Music Unites aims to empower young high school teens through music across our country.
Manuel Pastor

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A New Economic Growth Strategy for the Election Year: Integrate Immigrants

Manuel Pastor | Posted September 18, 2012

What is often lost amidst partisan political rhetoric is how immigrants are a benefit and contributors to our nation. Their well-being is our well-being. I
Ama Nyamekye

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If Principals Can Do It, Why Can't We?

Ama Nyamekye | Posted September 18, 2012

It was encouraging to see LAUSD and the Administrators Association of LA strike a deal this week for evaluating public school principals. The question for us is clear: if we can do this for our principals, why can't we do this for our teachers?
Samantha Harris

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Speak Out Against Hunger

Samantha Harris | Posted September 19, 2012

Join me this September by giving a voice to the millions of families struggling with hunger in silence. These families live in our communities; they are our neighbors, co-workers, and friends, yet their struggles go unheard.
Broke Girls Guide

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BGG Weekly Playlist: Free Yoga, Wild Things & Loads of Candy (PHOTOS)

Broke Girls Guide | Posted September 18, 2012

Between the mini-Carmageddon reprise and the 100-degree heat, this weekend had our blood boiling. Here's how we'll be spending our time as temperatures plummet (to all of 85 degrees)...
Harvey Stein

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RxCannabis: A Pocket History

Harvey Stein | Posted September 18, 2012

By 2012, 17 states have passed medical marijuana laws. Many activists say the best thing about the movement has been its success in showing that the side effects and addictive dangers of cannabis are no more serious, and probably less, than that of alcohol or cigarettes.
Bill Bush

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An American Myth: This Artweek.LA (September 17, 2012)

Bill Bush | Posted September 18, 2012

Barbra Streisand

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Obama vs. Romney: A Clear Choice

Barbra Streisand | Posted September 18, 2012

Do we want to go backward with Mitt Romney or move forward with President Obama? On Tuesday, November 6th, the American people will have the power to make that choice.
Tracey Harnish

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LACMA's Ken Price Retrospective: Fecundity of Mounds and Eggs

Tracey Harnish | Posted September 19, 2012

The Ken Price sculpture retrospective that recently opened at LACMA is one of those moments where the sheer originality of creativity is obvious and working on us.
Jay Weston

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Norman Lear Presents Theatre West Award to Beau Bridges!

Jay Weston | Posted September 18, 2012

Beau Bridges was a young actor who had only appeared in a few television shows and a small movie when, in 1968, I cast him in a top supporting role in my production of For Love of Ivy. There was something magical about young Beau.
John W. Whitehead

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Smile, the Government Is Watching: Next Generation Identification

John W. Whitehead | Posted September 18, 2012

Brace yourselves for the next wave in the surveillance state's steady incursions into our lives. It's coming at us with a lethal one-two punch.
Mariska Hargitay

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Join Me in Supporting Survivors of Child Abuse With a Simple Act of Kindness

Mariska Hargitay | Posted September 18, 2012

We all have a role to play in supporting survivors and preventing abuse. Now through October 2nd, I am asking people everywhere to commit to support a parent or caregiver by offering a helping hand, preparing a meal together or simply asking how they're doing.
Zoë Triska

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The Worst Word Ever

Zoë Triska | Posted September 18, 2012

Many of us are bothered by seemingly random words. Last year, we asked our readers to contribute the words they shuddered upon hearing, and they assailed "moist," "viscous," and "maggots," among others.