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WATCH: Designer "Breaks Up" With Los Angeles Before Moving On... To New York

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Breaking up is never easy, as evidenced by such extreme measures as the Museum of Broken Relationships and by the billboards now gracing the streets o...

PHOTOS: Keep Calm, Carry On: 12 Spots To De-Stress In LA

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Trazzler. By Megan Cytron Charlie Brown called it decades ago: post-modern life has a way of quickly converting good tidings an...

All I Want for Christmas Is 30/10 and the Subway to the Sea

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Where have President Obama's and his Secretary of Transportation's backbones gone? Long time passing. I'm sitting here weeping and fuming at the sam...

WATCH: PHOTOGRAPHY: Photojournalism At The Intersection Of Annenberg And Kasmauski

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

Philanthropy and the arts are often intimate partners -- friends with benefits, if you like.

HAIKU REVIEWS: Robert Rauschenberg, Martin Mull, Babes In Arms & More | SF, LA, NY

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...

High Spirits and Expectations at A Noise Within

Melinda Brocka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melinda Brocka

Both Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit and Charles Dickens' Great Expectations a Glendale's A Noise Within were hilarious, extremely well-acted and included creative use of props and wardrobe.

Holiday Concierge: 5 LA Shops Worthy of Your Presents

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Stacie Krajchir

Rather than spend another dime at the same old cookie cutter, overcrowded and cliché shopping mall retail stores, drop into one of these favored neighborhood nooks.

Celebrating Brian Bowen Smith's "The Men + Women of Marc Jacobs"

Linda Constant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Linda Constant

The coolest event in Los Angeles lately was photographer Brian Bowen Smith's launch for his new book, The Men + Women of Marc Jacobs.

Celebrate the Holidays With Christmas Goggles (Video)

Nick Kreiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nick Kreiss

LA based sketch group Back of the Class has given us an exclusive on their new holiday sketch. Thanks to the guys for the first look, enjoy! ...

PLAN ForYourArt: December 16-22

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Los Angeles-based artist Yunhee Min will lead a tour and discussion of the exhibition Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-1977.

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Painter Christine Frerichs 'On Recognition' At Kaycee Olsen Gallery

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Christine Frerichs WHAT: On Recognition WHEN: October 30 - December 18, 2010 WHERE: Kaycee Olsen Gallery 2685 S La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles,...

Personalized Medicine Is Becoming a Reality

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

Personalized medicine has been making steady advances with researchers and physicians, and perhaps a bigger indicator, is now influencing the business model of major drug companies.

Compton Parents Are First to Enact Parent Trigger

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

The Parent Trigger is an amazing tool for change because it empowers parents to make decisions on behalf of the single most important stakeholders in education reform: the students.

Jane Fonda's Workout for the Next Gen

Tara Settembre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tara Settembre

Being a child of the 80s, I remember jumping around in the background while my mother inserted her Jane Fonda's Workout tape into the VCR as the Acad...

Open Letter to Bill Gates

Peter Zucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Peter Zucker

I think it is time that Bill, and others of his ilk get, pardon the pun, schooled on tenure.

HAIKU REVIEWS: Leonardo Re-Created, Mozart's Magic Flute | San Francisco, LA, New York

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...

FOOD AND ART: Taylor De Cordoba Serves Up Cultural Trifecta In Los Angeles

Allison K Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Allison K Gibson

Heather Taylor and Gabrielle Calvocoressi's recently launched art, literature and food event, "Eating Our Words," serves up a veritable trifecta of culture to the sprawling city.

The Artistic Anatomy of an Economic Recovery

Bill Lasarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Lasarow

This weekend, the capital of the art world rests squarely in Miami. The headline in the paper? "Strong Art Basel Sales Signal Elite's Economic Recovery." I sure hope some of it trickles down to me.

A Citizen's Reflections on Race, Violence and Power

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

Originally published on December 16, 2007 at In recognition of International Human Rights Day, upcoming on December 10th. Three ye...

It Is Time for Teachers Unions to Join the Education Reform Team

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Read my Education Reform Strategy here.Read my keynote on Education Reform at the Public Policy Institute of California here. In the 60s, when I was ...

Cabaret is Cool Again Thanks to Jim Caruso's Cast Party

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lesleyann Coker

On Monday nights in NYC when Broadway shows are dark, the place to see and be seen is Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland. In the eight years since C...

Teaser Trailer: The Day

Nick Kreiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nick Kreiss

While it might appear like the entertainment industry has lost all sense of risk and become far too content with pumping out sequel after sequel, adap...

Home for Good? The Task Force Report's Missing Piece

Dylan Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dylan Kendall

The difference between "housing" and "home" is more than semantic; it's the feeling that compels someone to forgo the freedom of the street and the habits of homelessness for a room that comes with rules and restrictions.

Laurie Hassold: Interview With a Sculptural Vampire

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

2010-12-07-skullpull.jpgLaurie Hassold is a sculptor who creates what appear to be dark, brooding forms, part ominous 3-D Joel-Peter Witkin totems and part early 1970s YES album covers.

If I Forget Thee O Los Angeles Public Transportation

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Wander a block or two beyond the restaurants, Internet cafes, and shops that line the waterfront in Ayvalik, Turkey, and one sees countless empty stone buildings, the former homes and shops of Greek residents.