Some 17,000 people live in Boone, N.C. -- and none are movie stars, as far as I know. But this town does share at least two things with the city of Los Angeles. Both are going to be hit hard by climate change. And both are fighting back.
Los Angeles' effort to clean up Skid Row is a sign that the health of people struggling with homelessness has become a motivating factor. Could homeless Americans finally have the opportunity to be permanently housed because this country deems health to be a societal right?
The LA Fire Department response time has been a serious failure, making our city more dangerous. While that concern is understandable and indeed warranted, I remain optimistic that the LAFD will solve this crisis.
A graphic poster stapled to a telephone pole read "Gordy Grundy: BURN A Retrospective, One Night Only. The Whole Damn Oeuvre." Grundy is an L.A.-based artist who is better known as an art writer. His poster brought some questions to mind.
"Trouble in Paradise" and "Who Shot Rock & Roll" serve to remind of us of how much music can shape the very landscape of our lives and our times, through journeys that both define and transcend the place where we live.
I have always clung to my family's history as something that defines me in a way I have yet to understand. I feel ignorant though when people ask when was the last time I visited, because I simply haven't... ever.
Museum director Ann Philbin states, "In recent years Los Angeles has given New York (and Paris and London and Berlin) a concerted and determined run for its money as the liveliest, and most flourishing, art capital in the world."
our troops aren't finished with war when they come home. After being acclimated to a life of combat, they return home to what is now foreign to them. Let's show real support for our troops by hiring them when they come home.
This time of year, I always get asked to give students a D instead of an F. "He already got into college! What a shame if he couldn't go," I'm told. Yes, but it's also a shame if he goes and doesn't succeed because we never held him accountable.
Yes, they're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're all together ookie...still. Catch the tour in Los Angeles and them moving on nationally until the year's end with stops in Seattle, DC and points in between.