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Elvis Mitchell Enlisted To Head LACMA's Film Program

latimes.com | Posted 08.17.2011 | Arts

Elvis Mitchell, the film critic and host of KCRW's "The Treatment," has been named the new head of the film program at the Los Angeles County Museum o...

The Car Plays: Real Drive-In Theater in Downtown LA?

Wyatt Closs | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

Couldn't resist the pun in that headline, but in this case the stage is a car, so it works. In fact, the stage is 15 cars. Thats the number that sit i...

New LA Bookstore Defies Trends

latimes.com | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 08.15.2011 | Books

Before launching a business, some people invest in market research and feasibility studies. Josh Spencer is not one of those people — otherwise he m...

New to the Blue in Los Angeles

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Way back in 1874, the city of Los Angeles established its first dump site for solid waste. Over 130 years later, we've come to learn that disposing of our waste properly is a collective responsibility.

Watch: Janice Hahn Attack Video Called Racist, Sexist

Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

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Everybody Sleeps and Eats Where? On the California Coast

Mara Gibbs | Posted 08.15.2011 | Travel
Mara Gibbs

I am proud to be born and raised a California girl. Don't you wish you were one too? When you take a car and drive Highway 1 up to Carmel, your mouth will drop open at the astounding beauty of the coast.

PHOTOS: Painter Depicts 'Gods And Mortals', Beauty And Death

Posted 08.14.2011 | Arts

In Zsolt Bodoni's second solo show at the Mihai Nicodim Gallery in Los Angeles, "Gods and Mortals," he further explores the world of figurative painti...

Actor Aaron Eckhart Gets Militant About Battle: Los Angeles -- Now on DVD

Brad Balfour | Posted 08.14.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

"It took me a long time to get over the movie," Eckhart said. "I'm ready for the sequel. I wear khakis, keep my hair short, and stay by the phone."

Justin Timberlake Talks Art

Posted 08.14.2011 | Arts

For a feature in the July issue of Vanity Fair, Justin Timberlake was interviewed during a trip to LACMA, and the LA Times has some choice quotes on t...

LA's Top Summer Picnic Spots + Takeout Ideas

| Lien Ta | Posted 08.14.2011 | Los Angeles

Soft grass, brilliant sun, hands-on food at the ready -- what's not to love about a picnic? It's summer's sweetest and easiest activity that we never ...

A Place to Live: The Story of Triangle Square

Xorin Balbes | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Xorin Balbes

The documentary A Place to Live is a moving portrait of both gay and lesbian seniors on the fringe of our community and the triumph of the opening of this historic building.

Free eBook Of The Day

eBookNewser | Dianna Dilworth on June 13, 2011 1:39 PM | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books

To promote its new video game Rock Star Games teamed up with Mullhollad Books to put out a collection of short stories called L.A. Noire last week....

Infographic: Minorities Becoming Majority in U.S.

Turnstyle | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

PHOTOS: 'New Wilderness' Exposes The Construction Of Nature

Posted 08.11.2011 | Arts

Anthony Lepore's "New Wilderness" exhibition at M +B Gallery and Francois Ghebaly Gallery is an examination of the manufactured image of nature. Lepor...

James Franco's Latest Project

Posted 08.10.2011 | Arts

In between his movies, his stint on "General Hospital" and getting his PhD at Yale, James Franco has also found the time to collaborate with his frien...

The LA City Council Talks Too Much

Joel Epstein | Posted 08.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The LA City Council and needs to stop talking and start acting on the Wilshire bus rapid transit project.

Lawsuit Alleges Veterans Affairs Is Leaving L.A. Vets Out In The Cold

The New York Times | Adam Nagourney | Posted 08.10.2011 | Impact

LOS ANGELES — It is a 387-acre campus of green fields and buildings in a prosperous Los Angeles neighborhood, donated to the federal government over...

In a Dark Room. Intoxicated.

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.10.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

In the last couple of decades, video art has slowly been shaking off its status as stepchild in the world of art-making. These days, it's resolutely the darling of the international art scene. 2011-06-10-edward.jpg

PHOTOS: Haiku Reviews: Mythology, Twinkies and Iraq

Posted 08.09.2011 | 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...

School Reform by Making a Headline or by Reading the Book?

Sean Slade | Posted 08.09.2011 | Education
Sean Slade

School reform has been the flavor of the month for quite a few months now. However, what we have seen has not been discussion or debate about what constitutes sound reform, but rather debate by headline.

WATCH: Parents, Students Create PSA Against School Budget Cuts

Posted 08.09.2011 | Education

When budget cuts threatened the arts, science, math and technology programs at Melrose Elementary School, its students' parents decided to take action...

Unlivable Wages Mean Unlivable Conditions

Joel John Roberts | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Ending homelessness in this country means raising the rate of pay for hard-working people, or lowering the rate of rents, or building enough apartments that are affordable to everyone.

California Schools In A State Of Emergency

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education
Megan Pincus Kajitani

I ask you to think long and hard about what the future of California -- and our nation -- will look like if our public schools go down in flames.

PLAN ForYourArt: June 9-15

Bettina Korek | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Zocalo Public Square is hosting a discussion on the upcoming California redistricting process. Will these new maps actually change the state's political landscape?

Caged Lion: Explorating Egyptian Identity Pre- & Post-Revolution

Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

Since its inception, art history has provided a lens for cultural events and this time Mohamed Abou El Naga’s solo exhibition “The Lion” serves ...