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HAIKU REVIEWS: From Books To Buzzards | New York, Santa Monica, Pomona

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

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

Religion, Secularism And Volunteering

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lila Nordstrom

I recently signed up with a friend's church to help build houses at a Habitat for Humanity site in Los Angeles. As a civically engaged secular person, was I okay with doing a good deed in the name of the church?

Guseums: A Fine Blend of Galleries and Museums

Joshua Elias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joshua Elias

There is an extraordinary blur between Galleries and Museums. What is seen and what is known? The more I see the less I know. Art has entered into a...

Donuts With Dad

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Donuts with Dad brings fathers and community members into school to read to students in the morning hour. It encourages positive father-child bonding and engages fathers in the education of their child.

Before you can Taste the Love, you first have to Make the Love

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robbie Gennet

Monday, November 22. I'm drinking black tea with sugar, flying east with the sun across the vast Atlantic towards the continent where I reside. It is ...

My Goodfellas

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rich Siegel

One of the things I miss living in Southern California is the mob. I'm sure the Mafia is out here, it's just that I don't see it and I don't have any connection to it. The same was not true when I lived in NY.

Raising Awareness to Orange County Homelessness

Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nour Akkad

Behind the gated and opulent communities of Orange County, there's a picture perfect world, lined with multi-million dollar homes, expensive cars, and manicured lawns. But outside these gates exists a community that is rarely noticed.

PLAN ForYourArt: December 2-8

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

For the final Engagement Party project, Heffington Moves MOCA presents the punk-rock dance event Heavy Metal Parking Lot: The Musical.

Will it Take Faith to End Homelessness in Los Angeles?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Spiritual leaders are defining the end homelessness as an act of faith. So fitting here in Los Angeles, a city also known as the city of Angels.

Riding Metro in Istanbul and Beyond

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It's after 9 at night on Thanksgiving and I'm sitting in a bus station on the Asian side of Istanbul waiting for a Metro bus. No, not that Metro.

Spiritual Revolution

Shaman Durek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Shaman Durek

In today's world, it seems that most spiritual teachers focus their work on people who already understand or have a basic knowledge of what they are t...

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.

The Link Between Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Bacteria

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Though Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is among the most common medical problems in the country, it's not a disease you're likely to find celebrities speaking out for.

HAIKU REVIEWS: From Aida To Beethoven | San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Rafael

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

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

A Skid Row Thanksgiving

Gregory C. Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gregory C. Scott

As most of Americans gather in their suburban homes to give thanks, hundreds of volunteers serve over 10,000 meals to the homeless in the missions and shelters in Los Angeles.

A Call To Our Ancestors: Ariana Delawari's "We Came Home"

Rachel Fleischer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rachel Fleischer

In the chaos of the everyday we sometimes forget to remember the past. Too often we take for granted what we have, forgetting the courageous sacrifices made by those who came before us.

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.

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.

The End: Hollywood's Campaign to End Poverty in America

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Douglas Forbes

So there you have it. Poverty has NO discretion. So why should we? That's why I say, "Hollywood, let's beat the living crap out of poverty."

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Robin Hughes, Who Brings Safe, Affordable Homes To Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Today we're interviewing Robin Hughes, the president of Abode Communities (AC), an organization that builds safe and affordable homes for low-income f...

AFM Digested

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

Recently I attended my first American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, CA. I'd never been to anything quite like AFM, the meeting place for the Amer...

The Westside Subway: Welcome Back, Epstein

John Mirisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

The Constellation station that Epstein is so fervently in favor of is exactly one block from the Santa Monica station that had been planned by Metro for the better part of a decade.

Chef Speak: Magnolia Bakery

Heather Taylor | Posted 10.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Heather Taylor

We thought it appropriate to offer up a seasonal fall dessert with a twist for Thanksgiving. And who better to speak with than Bobbie Lloyd, President and Chief Baking Officer of Magnolia Bakery.

Why I'm Bullish on LA -- The Sequel

Al Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Al Abrams

LA has weathered one of the worst financial storms to ever buffet the city. Following the results of the midterm elections, it's possible now Los Angeles will come out renewed.

The tragic end of Ronni Chasen: A Hollywood Murder Mystery

Danielle Berrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danielle Berrin

It was fitting, in that Hollywood way, that the last time Ronni Chasen was seen alive was at a movie premiere. She had been in all her Hollywood glory...