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If I Died Young...

Abigail Spencer | Posted 04.14.2012 | Los Angeles
Abigail Spencer

I eat chocolate just about every day. Okay, every day. I love nothing more than a good rich dark chocolate. It exhilarates. It satisfies. My father loved chocolate. I got my stomach for sweets from him.

OohLaLA Festival Charms Again

Nicole Garton | Posted 12.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Nicole Garton

The OohLaLA Festival sashayed onto the scene for a third installment of its French musical showcase. The festival featured a diverse lineup of contemporary talent, each exuding a certain je ne sais quoi.

Weekend Recommendations -- July 28-31

Girl at a Bar | Posted 09.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Girl at a Bar

Always wanted to do some self-inspired Irish step-dancing in the middle of Culver City? Now is your chance. Celtic band Molly's Revenge with vocalist Christa Burch provide the music for this week of the Culver City Music Festival.

7 Cultural Radio Shows You Should Be Listening To

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 09.19.2011 | Home

New media has done a lot for us, but has it made us happier? According to a new study, radio makes Britons happier than TV and the web, and we're thin...

Traveling for Art and Eating Well

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.22.2011 | Travel
Edward Goldman

Would you agree that there is some charming and yummy connection between good art and good food? Many world-class museums are not only trying to impress visitors with great art but also eager to impress their taste buds.

Keep The Farmer's Markets Open While The 405 Is Closed

Posted 08.21.2011 | Los Angeles

"All markets open rain or shine year-round," states the City of Santa Monica Farmer's Market- but will all the markets remain open during the upcoming...

Elvis Mitchell Enlisted To Head LACMA's Film Program

latimes.com | Posted 08.17.2011 | Arts

Elvis Mitchell, the film critic and host of KCRW's "The Treatment," has been named the new head of the film program at the Los Angeles County Museum o...

Eric Garcetti: Mayoral Candidate And DJ?

The Informer | Posted 08.09.2011 | Los Angeles

Eric Garcetti knows how to spin. The still-undeclared candidate for mayor threw down some tracks yesterday during a guest DJ set at KCRW's Morning Bec...

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...

Hollywood: Art and Oscars

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I wonder if the less than stellar results of the last Oscars, with its low voltage and sagging viewership, will make the Hollywood weasels -- clearly in need of inspiration -- turn to the world of art.

Art Does Your Body (and Wallet) Good

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Many moons ago I went to see a doctor to check my eyesight. He sat me down and instructed me to look at the wall behind him. I tried to do just th...

HuffPost Premiere: Wild Palms' "To The Lighthouse," Plus A Conversation With Susan Werner

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here in the U.S., Wild Palms' Until Spring will debut on April 12th, but HuffPost has been given the premiere of the single "To The Lighthouse" presented here, airing for the first time in this territory.

Be Warned: You Can't Operate a Vehicle After Watching This Video

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

A good fellow American, and a faithful listener of Art Talk on KCRW, sent me a link to a Vatican website with a 360 degree panorama of the Sistine Chapel. For the next hour, wild horses couldn't have driven me away from the computer screen.

Welcome to a Big, Small, Strange World of Art

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's not often that one can find art-related news on the front page of American newspapers. BUt Robert Mapplethorpe's name is once again front-page news -- and this time, it's good news.

William Eggleston: Prince of Melancholy

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Absolutely nothing happens in the world captured in the photos by William Eggleston. But if you take a deep breath, his photos will start to sing to you their irresistible songs.

Fairs, Fairs on the Wall, Which Is Prettiest of Them All?

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The month of January is crowded in L.A., with art fairs that bring art dealers eager to spread before you thousands of paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos -- you name it.

The Best and Worst of 2010

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

On a personal level, I want to say "thank God" that the year 2010 is coming to an end, but artistically speaking it was definitely a year to remember.

Trying to Undo the Whitewashing

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last week's program American Museums: All Talk, No Walk addressed the issue of the latest artistic censorship, when two leading American museums wer...

HuffPost Exclusive: Henry Wolfe's "Someone Else," Plus A Conversation With Everest's Russ Pollard

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A onetime New Yorker and front man for indie rockers Bravo Silva, L.A. musician and singer-songwriter Henry Wolfe's new album, Linda Vista, will be out late March 2011.

In Which My Mind Is Blown by Henry Rollins at the Echoplex

Yasi Salek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Yasi Salek

The other night, to an intimate crowd at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, Henry Rollins played some extremely rare and incredibly amazing tracks. For three hours. With anecdotes and stories.

PHOTOS: RADIO: Daft Punk's TRON Soundtrack, Russell Brand's New Book, And Colin Firth DJs On Air

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Catch a preview of Daft Punk's TRON: Legacy soundtrack, Russell Brand on My Booky Wook 2, Colin Firth steps in as a guest DJ, a discussion of logos go...

A Delicious Art Spread for Your Thanksgiving Weekend

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It always struck me as odd that people couldn't see exhibitions on their day off. For the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, I want to present you with a whole spread of delicious art exhibitions.

All Is Well That Ends Well... With a Gala at MOCA

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Many of you would probably agree that we are living in a rather cynical age, and that's why it's so inspiring to witness the miracle of resurrection. And no, I'm not talking about the story of Jesus.

Museum of Contemporary Arts Celebrates the Creative Spirit of LA

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

More than any other museum in this country, MOCA came into being as a result of a passionate effort by a group of dedicated artists who, in the late 1970's, envisioned a new museum dedicated solely to contemporary art.

PHOTOS: RADIO: Karen Elson, Nobel-Prize Winners And Mad Men, All On KCRW's October Top Ten

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

From interviews with the creators of Mad Men and writers like Mario Vargas-LLosa, to live musical appearances on their Morning Becomes Eclectic music ...