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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.

A French Street Artist Made The Louvre's Iconic Pyramid Disappear

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.27.2016 | Arts

Visitors to the Louvre in Paris are being greeted with an unfamiliar sight: IM Pei's iconic glass pyramid, a Parisian landmark that has served as the ...

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.'"

Canada's Youngest Triple Killer Gains Her Freedom

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.13.2016 | Crime

A 22-year-old Canadian woman, who at 12 years old became the youngest person ever charged with multiple counts of murder in Canada, has been freed fro...

On The Coast Of Sicily, Street Artists Are Creating 'Art Silos'

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

They've been here since the 1950s, these silos for wheat and corn on the harbor of Catania on the east coast of the island of Sicily at the foot of Mo...

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...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Open "Season" for St. Louis Rapper J.R.; Max Frost Heats Up with New EP, Tour

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.21.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In 2000, Nelly arguably put the St. Louis hip-hop scene on the map with "Country Grammar." Some 16 years later, Cards country rapper J.R. has taken th...

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...

History Miami Exhibits Are World Class

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 03.18.2016 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

The Ol' Blue Eyes Sinatra showcase immediately continues a trend the museum started when they curated the Bob Marley and Beatles exhibits in recent years past.

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...

Pope Francis and Donald Trump

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.19.2016 | Religion
Arnold Steinberg

Is the Pope Catholic? "ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRLINER -- Inserting himself into the Republican presidential race, Pope Francis on Wednesday suggested that...

Donald Trump and Pope Francis

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Is the Pope Catholic? "ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRLINER -- Inserting himself into the Republican presidential race, Pope Francis on Wednesday suggested that...

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.

Democrats Hold Last-Minute Town Hall Tonight

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Another Perspective Special to the Des Moines Register. Des Moines Register, January 25 Tonight in Des Moines, one week before the Iowa Caucuses, ...

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.

Brooklyn Street Art's 15 Most Popular Murals Of The Year

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 12.09.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

People's street art preferences can be very hard to predict. On social media we can reliably tell you that opinions are unreliable. Murals that we are...