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2011

Worldwide Flooding: When It Rains It Pours

Donna Henes | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

People have long believed that bad weather is some kind of vengeful divine retribution, punishment for our earthly misbehavior. Certainly in the face of extreme hardship, this is a tempting response, based, perhaps, on guilt.

A Little Friendly Advice to the GOP Candidate in the Wings

Mark Olmsted | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Ever anxious to placate their base, Republicans are marginalizing themselves so far out of the mainstream that they can kiss the independents who determine Presidential election winners goodbye in 2012.

A Commencement Speech to My Fellow 2011 Graduates

Henry Melcher | Posted 07.18.2011 | Comedy
Henry Melcher

Next year people will claim the class of 2012 is the future, but how can we possibly predict the future? Well, if we are making it, it's pretty simple. So I say to you 2012, get out. This is our future. Bill Clinton said so.

Eat Like You're Dying

One For The Table | Posted 07.16.2011 | Home
One For The Table

According to subway posters and people raising awareness outside of City Hall earlier this week, the end of the world is really May 21, 2011! So now it's time to grab your parachute and your bungee chords and try something you've never done before!

The Amazingly Queer Race... To Save LGBTQ Lives

Roberta Sklar | Posted 07.11.2011 | New York
Roberta Sklar

This event is more than amazing -- more than the sum of its parts, more than finding hidden treasure and raising funds. It is for raising dignity and saving the lives of LGBTQ people who might otherwise go unnoticed and be left to their own.

Josh Ozersky On The 2011 James Beard Awards

Josh Ozersky | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

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Review: The Miracle of Mark Morris and 'L'Allegro'

Marc Porter Zasada | Posted 07.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Marc Porter Zasada

"L'Allegro" is an ensemble piece which explodes across the stage in a series of 32 short scenes. There are no sets to speak of, and no story, but each scene works the way a short poem works, or a song.

Obama Poll Watch -- April 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

April was a pretty miserable month for Barack Obama, mostly due to the high price of gasoline at the pump. But May is already shaping up to be one of Obama's best months ever, for one very obvious reason.

Denver's Mayoral Race -- Pay to Play?

Wade Norris | Posted 06.21.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Denver's mayoral race shines a spotlight on the direction of our political process. Does one become elected to higher office through public service or by means and connections to the wealthy?

Friday Talking Points [163] -- The Ads Just Write Themselves

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Something the media largely missed in the midst of multiple budgetary battles this week was the fact that this is what bipartisanship looks like.

Don't Neglect Your Voice

Michael J. Pitman, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2011 | Home
Michael J. Pitman, M.D.

The goal of World Voice Day is to increase public awareness of the human voice and the need for vocal preventive care and treatment.

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While catastrophic world events dominated the news for most of the month, Obama's approval rating was being hit with a creeping domestic problem -- the rising price of gasoline.

ForumFest 2011

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 05.28.2011 | Los Angeles

Who: You What: ForumFest 2011, a celebration of this year's accomplishments in architecture and a fundraiser for the Forum's future projects. The eve...

No Slump Then, No Slump Now! Why Comparing Cumulative Weekend Box Office Makes No Sense

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.26.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

There is a reason I never discuss how well a respective weekend performed compared to the same weekend last year or the year before. It's irrelevant.

Snapshot NYC: How To Spend Spring Break In New York City

Jeffrey Tanenhaus | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Jeffrey Tanenhaus

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Obama Poll Watch -- February, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In terms of shifts in public opinion, January and February were the best two months President Obama has yet had during his entire presidency.

Rachael Ray's Favorite Burgers At The South Beach Burger Bash

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

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William H. Macy Goes for Broke (and Drunk) in Showtime's Shameless

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

William H. Macy has a voice that could sell needles to a porcupine. He can say the word "Golly" and have it be rife with unspoken meaning and depth.

Be Ready to Hear Iranian Voices

James Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Miller

Many in the movement are tired, but it is undeniable that Egypt has given Iranians the boost they need. Now, there is a tangible buzz, an excitement in the air that Iran hasn't been felt in over a year.

Flying Through Art Los Angeles Contemporary

Ruthie Abel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ruthie Abel

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A Turning of the Seasons: The King Is Dead by The Decemberists

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Kirkpatrick

I'm not sure if this is The Decemberists' best album. But there's not a bad song in the bunch here, and it's clear The King Is Dead captures this Aughties folk-rock band hitting a groove.

The Meaning Behind 111 And Why You Keep Seeing It Everywhere

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gahl Eden Sasson

When you see a great deal of 111, or 3333, or 777 or 666 stop for a second, close your eyes, breathe deeply, and try to pick up messages, clues, sensations, sounds and smells that can relate to what you are going through in life.

Obama Poll Watch -- January, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When taken month-to-month, January, 2011, was Obama's best month of his entire presidency. Not only did he finally get his bump -- but it was a truly significant bump.

The State of Whose Union?

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

We all agree our government needs major restructuring: five agencies that handle housing problems? It's crazy! But an overhaul isn't achievable, and innovation and reconciliation are impossible, if we're all hunkered down feeling unsafe.

Chefs' Chinese New Year Restaurant Tips

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Find. Eat. Drink.

The Chinese New Year begins this week on February 3rd. Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with food that will bring you luck in restaurants that chefs l...