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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...

Building An Ark: Three Things I Learned From Noah

Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe | Posted 05.31.2011 | Religion
Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe

As the rain continues to pound away over Los Angeles today, instead of complaining that I don't get to go to the beach, I'm going Biblical. I'm building an ark.

Hamilton High School Stands Up Against Budget Cuts

Jazmine Williams | Posted 05.30.2011 | Education
Jazmine Williams

Our electives were dismissed, our teachers took more furlough then they could carry and seniors looked to a counselor and found her office vacant. Hamilton, have we not suffered enough?

It Sure Isn't Pretty, but Boy is it Beautiful

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.30.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Known for a wide range of projects, in which he collaborates with other artists, musicians and writers, Steven Hull, in this latest show with the gallery, continues to demonstrate a rare ability to bring all his diverse interests under one umbrella.

Local Celebs' Favorite Hidden Gems in LA

Tara Settembre | Posted 05.30.2011 | Los Angeles
Tara Settembre

Whenever I have moved to a different area of Los Angeles, it's not the new gourmet restaurants that I miss the most, but the local dive bars and hole-in-the-wall restaurants.

Building an Ark -- Three Things I Learned From Noah

Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe | Posted 05.30.2011 | Los Angeles
Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe

If the flood came to me, as it did to so many just a few weeks ago, what would I save? Who would I reach out to? What would survive?

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...

DTS Voters: A Return to Nonpartisan Normalcy?

Edward Headington | Posted 05.30.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

The average Angeleno does not live, eat and breathe politics. Partisanship is the last thing on their minds, and it is probably easy to understand why registration for independent voters is climbing.

Critics Suffer For Art Too | March 30, 2011 | Posted 05.29.2011 | Arts

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa cannot be ignored. Neither, alas, can the 405. In recent days, for instance, the Vienna Philharmon...

"Discovery Is What I Love" -- National Geographic Photographer Melissa Farlow (VIDEO)

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.29.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

Farlow describes herself as a "documentary photographer." Her work, she says, is completely dependent on others and the story she gets from them.

Getty Museum To Return Painting Looted By Nazis

AP | Posted 05.29.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- The J. Paul Getty Museum says it will return a 370-year-old painting that once belonged to an art dealer who fled Holland when the Nazi...

An LA Idea for Moving America From Pause to Fast Forward

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.29.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In places as different as LA and Salt Lake City, local voters had to first recognize the benefit of public transportation by voting for sales tax increases that are helping pay for expansion projects.

On Girls and Bikinis

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.28.2011 | Style
Charlotte Safavi

Are we so obsessed with self-image and plastic surgery these days that we think young children think like we do: "Mommy look, I have perfect boobs now!"

'La-La Land' Now The Dictionary Definition Of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.28.2011 | Books

The Oxford English Dictionary made some stellar updates on March 24, which are now online. For instance, "e-mail" is now "email." You can now, with re...

Lakers On A Roll

AP | By GREG BEACHAM | Posted 05.27.2011 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant scored 30 points, Pau Gasol had 23 points and 16 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers inched closer to the top of the overa...

L.A.'s 'Do Good Bus' Delivers Volunteers, Kind Deeds

GOOD | Alissa Walker | Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact

Even without knowing much about them, the name was enough to get us interested in The Do Good Bus. But when we found out that this mobile volunteer un...

PHOTOS: Fear, Form and Flirting: Haiku Reviews

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...

LA's Message to Cities Across the Country: Collective Bargaining Works

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Instead of laying blame, we invited our employees to the negotiating table. In the end, working with labor, we reached an agreement that is a win-win-win for taxpayers, for employers, and for LA.

Saturday in Los Angeles: Eagle Rock Fashion Show Emphasizes the Benefits of Women Working Together

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Derrick

The Women's Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock's work continues with a series of fundraisers, including this Saturday's traditional Camilla Fashion Show and Luncheon.

Disney Cruise Ship Crewmember Reported Missing At Sea

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

MIAMI -- A crewmember on a Disney cruise ship has been reported missing at sea off the western coast of Mexico. Disney Cruise Lines spokeswoman Chris...

Your iPod Is Polluting China and L.A. -- and Wyoming Might Be Next

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel K. Gardner

Next time you buy an iPod, don't forget to add the CO2 cost of moving coal from Powder River Basin, Wyo., to Guangzhou, China.

Why Wisconsin Matters to LA

María Elena Durazo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
María Elena Durazo

I had the privilege to go to Madison, WI with 161 union members from LA. Where but in America could an immigrant worker from LA join arms with a Wisconsin dairy farmer in a common cause?

If You Know What a Hipster Is... You Are One

Steven Nereo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steven Nereo

Do you remember electroclash? I do. I worked at a club doing sound when it was big, and my easiest night was electroclash night. I mostly just had to ...

How to Ruin Your Career in Under 3 Minutes: Overshare Online

Joy Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joy Chen

Last Sunday, armed with nothing more than a webcam, a pushup bra, and two minutes fifty-two seconds of too much free time, UCLA student Alexandra Wall...

PLAN ForYourArt: March 24-30

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

LACMA presents a screening of More, written and directed by Barbet Schroeder.