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President Obama's Budget Talk: Did I Miss Something?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

In the budget "debate" the Democrats have had it wrong all the time. They contended that the budget was no place to have an ideological debate about things like Planned Parenthood, the EPA or NPR. But that's exactly the place to have that debate.

Band Bites: Good Eats on the Road with Avi Buffalo

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 06.06.2011 | Home
Jill Donenfeld

Avi Buffalo, an indie-pop band from Long Beach, Calif., has been touring like crazy. Which also means they've been eating like crazy.

Obama on Libya: Mission Accomplished?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

On Monday, President Barack Obama took to the airwaves to tell the American people about his decision to use military force to intervene in the Libyan...

Coming Full Circle: Ireland After St. Pat's

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Charles Karel Bouley

Ireland may be a world away for so many of you, but let me tell you, it's waiting to welcome you. It's been welcoming people for thousands of years and will go on.

Street Artist JR Plans To Blanket The Earth With YOUR Photos

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

JR, the intensely private globetrotting French street artist, is known for big things. His projects involve pasting up giant, blown-up black-and-white pictures of faces on city walls.

"Spring Awakening"-- Teen Masturbation, Pregnancy, Incest, Suicide and Rape In A Catchy Musical

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles Karel Bouley

Watching the touring company of "Spring Awakening" at their premiere night at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA was awkward at times; but then again, so was puberty so that's the point.

Are Homeless Counts Like Counting Sheep?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Is there an end in sight? Or will this country respond to these homeless counts in the same way we respond to counting sheep? We become dormant, and fall asleep.

Haiku Reviews: From Classical Bach To Contemporary Mexican Murals | Los Angeles, Dresden, Long Beach

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature in which invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the tradi...

Traces: Cirque of the Street

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles Karel Bouley

Traces has the acrobatics of a Cirque production, the raw excitement and street feel of any current dance movie or So You Think You Can Dance.

Tucson: In the Blame Game, We All Lose

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

A mentally unbalanced person took a gun and opened fire on a "town hall" gathering in Tucson, AZ one sunny January weekend at the beginning of 2011. H...

Hair Is Still Groovy After All These Years

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Perhaps the new era doesn't need a new musical to explain the frustrations, the fears, the hopes of the youth of today; perhaps it already has it in Hair.

Lady T and Me: Marie's Music Influenced Generations

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

I first found Teena in 1981, when I was a year out of high school. She was a little white girl from Venice Beach making all kinds of R&B, the first little red headed white girl to be signed by Motown Records in 1976 -- the woman that would become the Ivory Queen of Soul.

The Theatre of the Absurd Starring the Richest And Poorest Among Us

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

It appears the haves and the have nots are now at battle on Capitol Hill. Right now, the haves are winning. But I'd be a little afraid, if I were them. Americans always get up when knocked down.

A Lifeline for the 99-Week Unemployed Workforce

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

If you're an unemployed 99'er and haven't asked friends, family and neighbors for help, it's time to stand up, shout out, and ask for help.

HIV Prevention Drug: Thanks, But No Thanks

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charles Karel Bouley

We need a cure for HIV and AIDS. We've always had a way to prevent it, it's called common sense and responsibility.

Thanksgiving 2010 on the Island of Misfit Toys

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

Happy Holidays to all families, blessed by God or not, approved by Man or no. Cherish the ties that bind, honor those that love, and hold those that are dear. These days more than ever, it truly is all we've got.

What Small Business Owners Really Want

Nelson Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nelson Davis

We are in that hazy netherworld that seems to sneak up on us near the end of every year. We wonder where the time went, what the New Year will hold an...

OPERA: Rufus Wainwright's 'Prima Donna' On Display In Pieces

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Metropolitan Opera reportedly didn't want it. Critics in Britain were mixed about it. Still, Rufus Wainwright seems determined to bring his opera,...

PHOTOS: Most Walkable Cities In The U.S. -- Did YOURS Make The Cut?

The Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Cul-de-sacs are so passé. Having a walkable city isn't just about avoiding smelly car exhaust and noise pollution, fighting climate change, or curb...

Murder by the Book at the Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

Saying that you admire the "complications" or the "clever turns" of a script is a polite way of saying that the script stinks. Murder by the Book doesn't stink, but only because of the able direction of Nunn and the ensemble performances.

Gay Teen Asks: I'm 16 and Don't Want To Be Gay, Should I Get Therapy?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

There's so much in this world that needs to be repaired. Gays and lesbians are not on that list. We're as wonderful, as broken, as perfect, as crazy, as flawed and as caring as each of you.

GLBT Soldiers and Prospective Recruits, Wise Up, Get Some Self Respect and Get Out

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The entire controversy surrounding Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the unconstitutional policy that the Obama administration has repeatedly denounced while def...

Friends Or Allies Often Hurt More Than Bullies

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

It's Not the Bigots That Bully, It's Our Friends That Hurt Us More By Charles Karel Bouley II There's a lot of "gay" in the news these days. It alwa...

The World in 107.1 Miles

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

People are hurting, and often it's banks and businesses that are hurting them in the name of a fee for something that costs them nothing

Being Social at the Social Network

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

The new film the Social Network is as good as everyone says. In fact, it's better. It's a brilliant mix of pop culture and eternal themes, from love and rivalry to classism or the simple need to be accepted.