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A New "American System"?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It will be ironic if the city that gave us the freeway is the same one that shows us the path toward a much-needed new American Plan -- one that gets us Beyond Oil.

Eli Broad's New Drive-Through Museum: A Win-Win for the Collector and LA

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

Some commentators have questioned whether the new $80-100 million facility, expected to be completed in 2012, makes one too many contemporary art museums for Angelenos. I say, the more the merrier.

An Embarrassment of Riches

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

One can fantasize about LA art exhibitions the Broad Museum might present that other institutions were too timid to bring to town. As the Bible says, "A prophet hath no honor in his own country."

The Emmys 2010 Party List

The Daily Truffle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
The Daily Truffle

The 60th annual Emmy Awards are this Sunday, and here are the parties and pre-parties we think you should know about.

An Elegy to My Father

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dora Levy Mossanen

My father, Sion Levy, was ninety-years-old when he was born again on Thursday, July 8 at 5:30 PM. No, my father was not a born again Christian, but...

Astoria Characters: The Artistic Acupuncturist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Kenny Lockwood is a painter, sculptor, musician, composer, actor, writer, poet, performer, acupuncturist and probably a dozen other things

PHOTOS: EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Lari Pittman At Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Lari Pittman WHAT: 'Orangerie' at Regen Projects and 'New Paintings' at Regen Projects II WHEN: Both shows run September 11 - October 23, 2010 WH...

How Would You Spend $64 Million?

James Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
James Clark

$1 billion in five years. That's the amount the governor could save California's taxpayers if he would cut the death penalty and convert all of those costly death sentences to permanent imprisonment.

BLOG WATCH> Eric Baudelaire, Sugar Water, And The Paris Metro On Planet Mag

Planet Mag | Alaina Claire Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In the first half of the 20th century, French philosopher Henri Bergson described duration as an invisible process, like sugar dissolving in a glass o...

LA Unveils Nations Costliest School On Site Of RFK Assassination

AP/HuffPost | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Next month's opening of the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools will be auspicious for a reason other than its both storied and infamou...

Public Private Partnerships, Public Transportation and Jobs for LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With the financial markets gyrating and Tim Geithner talking again about the need for more economic stimulus, I'm finding it hard not to holler, "It's about investing in public transportation, stupid!"

Where 15 Chefs Love To Eat Off The Beaten Track

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Find. Eat. Drink.

It's a subjective question asking chefs around the country to name their favorite off the beaten track places to eat. But, we have to say, we are excited to try all of their recommendations.

It's Time to Try the One-Way Street Plan

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fred Silberberg

This past Monday's visit by President Obama to Los Angeles only served to highlight the need for our elected officials to finally take some action to address the problem of traffic in Los Angeles.

PHOTOS: The Best Shopping In Eagle Rock

Melissa Gage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Citysearch By Melissa Gage Okay, so maybe Eagle Rock never quite became the next Los Feliz or Silver Lake (damn you, recession!), b...

Disproportionate Share of Turnaround Money Headed to High Schools

Sarah Garland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Garland

U.S. Department of Education is handing out $3.5 billion in grants to failing schools around the country. But when it comes to turning around high schools, educators admit that no one knows exactly what works.

Report from the Bike Summit

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Yesterday was our first LA City-sponsored Bike Summit, and I was inspired to hear so many impassioned, informed views on how our city and region can promote and improve cycling in LA.

Episode 10: The Farm

Sparrow Songs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sparrow Songs


ART WORLD: The Ten Most UNDERRATED Los Angeles Art Stars

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

By popular demand, I have been asked to say a few nice things about some great artists who deserve attention. I am most happy to oblige. Here is my l...

Obama's Victory Lap At Rush Hour Gridlocks Middle Class LA To Raise $1 Million For Congress

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jamie Court

Gridlock is one thing in Washington, but in this unending recession voters can only stand so much in their own back yard. Obama's Los Angeles trip cost his party a lot more than it raised.

NYC Mosque: It's Our Fault We're Mad

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

How about concentrating less on the mosque and more on Ground Zero itself. How about all the meetings, all the press, focus on the rebuilding of that site?

Grading Teachers: What's Next?

Charles Kerchner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Kerchner

Every so often a news story changes everything. Such a story appeared in Sunday's LA Times, when the test scores of students from different teachers were compared. And the teachers were named.

A Novel Approach to Stem Gang Recruitment of Minors

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Caster

Shouldn't there be a law that adds an automatic and very significant enhancement to the sentence of any adult who participates in a crime that involves a youth as a co-conspirator?

ART WORLD: Ten Most Overrated Los Angeles Art Stars

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Here are the top ten living Los Angeles artists whose success is nowhere near commensurate with their accomplishments.

Jidori Chicken -- A Soulful Bird! Robata-Ya Is Where to Find it

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

When I grabbed a plate of Matt's chicken, I was not expecting to taste the ultimate chicken of my life. I pulled Matt aside and asked: Where did these chickens come from? "They're jidori chickens," he told me.

The Straight Nope: Hipster V-Necks

Steven Nereo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Steven Nereo

There are two types of people in the world. Those who are turned on by your V-neck stylings, and those who gag on their Lattes when you step into the Starbucks flying that fur flag.