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CELEBRITIES ARE ARTISTS TOO: James Franco Plans First Solo Gallery Show In Berlin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(ARTINFO) BERLIN--For anyone who thought that James Franco's turn in the art world would be a short-lived dalliance to be as quickly cast aside as Lad...

Happy Holidays

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

As another year comes to an end, I hope that you and your family and friends enjoy a happy, healthy holiday season and prosperous new year. As Mayor,...

Dear Santa: Can Your Magic End Homelessness?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

The phone calls at the homeless agencies I run, ring off the hook during these holidays. Everyone wants to volunteer. But where are they the rest of the year?

Why Do We Kick Homeless People out of Winter Shelter During Bad Weather?

Mark Horvath | Posted 12.21.2016 | Impact
Mark Horvath

The media is saying Los Angeles is experiencing the worst rain in a decade. The Los Angeles Winter Shelter System is currently in operation, however, homeless people are being asked to leave during the day.

An Evening With Judith Krantz

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

At a recent party, my husband and I were touched to learn our hostess had seated us at her table. Then arrived an elegant lady dressed in an embroidered Chanel Coat, who introduced herself as Judith Krantz.

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 ...