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Vote Early and Often for LA Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm home again, for a few minutes at least. Hey, cut me some slack; have you ever heard of snow and ice? It's summer and to fully appreciate the pla...

THE CORDOBA CONNECTION Gives Insight Into the World of Muslim Americans

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.18.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper THE CORDOBA CONNECTION by C. Terry Cline, Jr. THE CORDOBA CONNECTION is a new novel by C. Terry Cline,...

Stars in the Alley: A Smorgasbord of Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Stars in the alleyRunning up to the Tony Awards, a special lunchtime event celebrated Broadway last week: Stars in the Alley, that's Schubert Alley fi...

Phasing Forward: 'Captain America: Civil War' Proves a Smashing Departure in Marvel's Big Novel for the Big Screen

William Bradley | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Captain America: Civil War is proving to be a massive popular hit around the world. And it's doing it by imaginatively knitting together elements from the dozen earlier films in the so-called Marvel Cinematic Universe in ways far more reminiscent of classic long-form television.

What Is Fair Game? Donald Trump Panders to the NRA Citing Sons' Weapons Arsenals

Brenda M. Cotter | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Brenda M. Cotter

Last Friday, in accepting the endorsement of the National Rifle Association ("NRA") at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Louisville, Kentucky, Trump touted his sons' gun rights credentials. He said "My sons have been members of the NRA for many, many years and they are incredible. They have so many rifles and so many guns sometimes even I get a little bit concerned. I say 'That's a lot.'"

Cinco de Mayo Dining, Art, Fundraisers, and Wrestling too!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

Cinco de Mayo is a Los Angeles holiday favorite...and although presidential candidate Donald Trump has managed to alienate Mexicans everywhere, this year's holiday is especially important to celebrate.

Recognizing All of America's S/Heroes

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.23.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Kudos to the Treasury Department which has announced that Harriet Tubman's face will grace the front of the redesigned $20 bill, making her the first woman in more than a century and first African American ever to be represented on the face of an American paper note.

Robert Mapplethorpe: His Perfect Moment on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.01.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The subtitle of the unflinching documentary, Robert Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, comes from Senator Jesse Helms, enemy of free expression, hall...

Trump Flirts With Strongman Governance

Marvin Meadors | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Donald Trump has been compared to Benito Mussolini because of his authoritarian leanings. Both men underwent political transformations with Mussolini...

The Excruciating Worth of Criticism

Paula Gordon | Posted 03.20.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The democratic experiment is neither certain nor assured. It takes courage and perseverance, a willingness to wrestle with the toughest issues and to...

Embracing the Duality of Energy: Discovering Our Authentic Selves After Loss

Dave Roberts | Posted 02.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dave Roberts

This photo was taken by me at my house in April of 2013. Two figure eights appeared on the inside wall of my shed. These represented to me the symbols...

RELIGION: Donald Trump and the Law of Attraction

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.16.2016 | Religion
Arnold Steinberg

The explanation for Donald Trump's viability is found in his unlikely appeal among some religious conservatives. Mr. Trump came in second in Iowa amon...

Donald Trump and the Law of Attraction

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

The explanation for Donald Trump's viability is found in his unlikely appeal among some religious conservatives. Mr. Trump came in second in Iowa amon...

Kalief Browder: Let Us Never Forget His Name

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices
Cheryl Carlesimo

Let's all keep Kalief Browder's name and sacrifice alive. As Black History month starts. Let's add Kalief Browder's name to the list of heroes who died so that others might live a better life.

Can Kibitzers Stop Trump?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

National Review editor Rich Lowry is now leading an effort urging conservatives to speak out against Donald Trump and oppose his candidacy.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Black Theater Community Reacts to Tonya Pinkins Quitting Mother Courage

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 01.07.2016 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Tonya Pinkins publicly challenged a Classic Stage Company production of Mother Courage and Her Children in which she was to play the title character. The Tony-winning actress cited issues with the production's representation of people of color.

Michael Keaton: Aligning the Stars of Spotlight

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.06.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When the New York Film Critics Circle named Michael Keaton Best Actor, the game changed for Spotlight.

Beware Intelligent Men Bearing Caustic Wits

George Heymont | Posted 10.04.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

While the documentary shows Kramer in robust health and, later in life, as a frail senior citizen, it teaches viewers what can happen when one fiercely intelligent man (who is not willing to take "no" for an answer) speaks truth to power.

Common vs. Corporate Criminals

Pat Choate | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Pat Choate

"Little crime" carries a personal liability while "big crime" does not. Any reform of the U.S. criminal justice system needs to correct this inequity.

KENTPRESENTS Provocative Topics
Summer School Vacation

Sharon Hoge | Posted 09.21.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Normally the Kent School campus bustles with students of high school age but for two and a half days this summer the students were adults spending "vacation" days studying "What Comes Next" at the KentPresents ideas forum wrangling with subjects from cybersecurity to cancer to criminal justice.

Let's Roll for a Real Living Wage

Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | New York
Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D.

There comes a time in all of our lives when we need to live for something worth dying for. I'm in this fight for a Real Living Wage because I dream of a world where everyone makes a Living Wage and can return home to a warm hearth to break bread with their loved ones and revolutionary friends.

Surprise and the Summer Genre Picture

William Bradley | Posted 08.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

There's no one in the non-Arnold Terminator cast who is as strong as any of Cruise's compatriots and adversaries in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

Civic Disobedience and Climate Change

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 08.05.2015 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

Is the practice of civil disobedience justified, in regard to climate change? Unlike war and racism, the effects of global warming are neither clear nor immediate -- though in fact the danger is quickly becoming clearer, as California dries up and wild fires run through the West.

Shifting Sands: New Dynamics in the Bronx Art Scene

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.12.2016 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

In the middle of June, at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse at East 161st Street and Third Avenue, a large gathering of people came together to hear panelists parse the "New Dynamics in the Bronx Art Scene."

I Am A White Christian And Black Lives Matter

Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Religion
Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D.

While some claim that Dylann Roof is mentally ill, the truly frightening possibility is that he is sane and sober -- that he was raised under a white supremacist culture and is acting out his racism in the most violent of ways.