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"Tooth or Consequences"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.25.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima In one of my favorite Three Stooges shorts, the boys are dentists. When their first patient comes in, Shemp puts on a pair of Coke bo...

Astoria Characters: The Man Hard-Wired to History

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.31.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's a funny thing, but Cliff Straus doesn't remember exactly when he started working for Straus Paint & Hardware Co. He just knows that he's never wa...

'Remembrance of a Cool Guy'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.05.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

The first time I met Carmine Pikero, the man who would become my father-in-law, he was standing in the parking lot at Stamford (now Trinity) Catholic High School in my hometown of Stamford, Connecticut.

Llyn Foulkes 'One Man Band'

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

In the film, Foulkes has the charisma of Robin Williams, the looks of Clint Eastwood, the neurosis of Woody Allen and a singer/songwriter voice of Tom Waits. Put all these things in a meat grinder and it's a no-brainer that Foulkes stands apart from the Ferus brethren in this feature documentary film.

On the Fence

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.05.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I have never believed the old saying that good fences make good neighbors because, really, who wants to live next door to a guy who deals in stolen merchandise?

WATCH: MC Hammer's Guide To Oakland

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.02.2012 | San Francisco

No one knows a city like a lifelong local. Especially when that local is MC Hammer. Visit Oakland, the official destination marketing organization...

Should Art Schools Ignore the Art Market?

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.02.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

There was not a trace of figurative painting or sculpture among the artworks, which is not a surprise considering that such work is thought of as completely outdated, totally out of fashion, and mostly ignored by art schools.

Barbara Hammer At The Tate Modern

Posted 02.22.2012 | Arts

Barbara Hammer is an experimental filmmaker and is perhaps best known for her early work, which constitutes some of the first lesbian-made films (see:...

Unlikely Pairing: The 'Diver' And 'The Clock'

Tracey Harnish | Posted 10.04.2011 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

Untitled from the series Technological Reliquaries, 1966. Wax, paint, polyester resin, nylon microfilament, wire, plaster, plywood, melamine laminate,...

LA Museum Attendance Lags Behind San Francisco And Chicago

Posted 05.29.2011 | Los Angeles

The Art Newspaper released their annual tally (PDF) of top 100 museums worldwide based on 2010 attendance numbers, and the results are disappointing w...

The Kids Off the Couch Guide for Families in LA

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Avoid the mall crush and get off the computer -- just put on some holiday music and muck up the kitchen table with crafts.

Art World Begins Countdown To Massive 'Pacific Standard Time' Collaboration

The Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

On Thursday, November 4, 2010, Los Angeles artists, patrons of the arts, and civic and cultural leaders came together at the Soho House in West Hollyw...

NON-PROFIT ART: LAXART Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bettina Korek

This year, L.A.'s renowned nonprofit exhibition space LAXART celebrates 5 years as an influential player in the city's thriving art scene. On the occa...

Glenn Beck on Martin Luther King and Gandhi

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I was heartened to hear Beck affirm the nonviolence of King, but I would also like to remind him of King's tireless commitment to social justice.

In Spite of Glenn Beck's New Threats, My Invitation to Dialogue Stands

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I thought Beck's rather extreme and misguided comments needed a response, but I did not attack him personally; nor will I.

Sam Stein On The Ed Show: The Public Option Is Now 'Almost Unrecognizable'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HuffPost political reporter Sam Stein joined an "Ed Show" panel alongside conservative radio show host Michael Medved to discuss the Democrats' wateri...

Culture Zohn: Spaceship Earth: It's Not Too Late for Course Correction

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Patricia Zohn

How are we going to live in the rest of the 21st century and beyond? It's a big question, one that is becoming ever more urgent as resources diminish with few answers from our largely dysfunctional government.