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PHOTOS: A Painter's Enigmatic View Of Humanity

Posted 08.01.2011 | Arts

At once seemingly straightforward and confusing, Goran Djurovic's paintings in "Borrow Light" offer riddles to their viewers. Swathed in the usual tra...

A Royal Fascination

Candy Spelling | Posted 08.01.2011 | Style
Candy Spelling

St. James Palace caused a buzz in California when it announced that the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would head due south to LA. Having hosted royalty from around the world, I know they're as fascinated with Hollywood as we are with them.

Joy Resmovits

The Questionable Future Of School Librarians | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education

Tracey Weiss Suits, a 25-year teacher who worked for the last six years as a media specialist in a Land O' Lakes, Fla., school, had a feeling her job ...

'Tim Burton' Opens At LACMA

Posted 07.31.2011 | Arts

This weekend the "Tim Burton" exhibit opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Previously at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the exhibit'...

Third Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival: Chantal Akerman, a Gorilla Woman and Bollywood

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.31.2011 | Los Angeles
E. Nina Rothe

We may not necessarily think of experimental cinema when we think of the land of bossa nova, Bahia and bikinis. Yet there is an abundance of wonderfully unusual indie, alternative work coming out of Brazil today.

Ingenue Interview: Vanessa Prager

Nicole Garton | Posted 07.31.2011 | Arts
Nicole Garton

Nature, electronics, toys, color... Vanessa tends to use a lot of child-like items or build things using clay, yarn, paper-mache, cloth, and a lot of fishing line.

Making Digital Citizenship a Reality in Los Angeles

Jim Steyer | Posted 07.30.2011 | Los Angeles
Jim Steyer

In a world where our kids now create as much media as they consume, it's essential that parents, educators, and policymakers do everything they can to ensure that our children will be responsible and literate digital citizens.

PHOTOS: Street Artist HUSH's Mash-Up Graffiti

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.29.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

UK Street Artist HUSH deftly synthesizes his adoration for graffiti tagging, Street Art aesthetics and eastern images of feminine beauty and sensualit...

Pastor Of Second Chances

Katherine Marshall | Posted 07.28.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Homeboy Industries today is a bustling bundle of different offices and departments. A non-profit organization, it is proud to call itself the largest gang rehabilitation program anywhere.

Jaweed Kaleem

Crystal Cathedral, California's Famous Multimillion-Dollar Megachurch, Is Up For Sale | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Crystal Cathedral, one of the nation’s first modern megachurches and one that had come to define the movement’s opulent strain with it...

Moby's 'Destroyed': Unexpected Tour Photography

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

"Moby photographed in his studio by Justin Hollar" Moby - Destroyed, lausanne a sea of people. i particularly like how the form of the crowd...

Roger Gastman On Graffiti, His New Book & MOCA's 'Art In The Streets'

WSJ | Dennis Nishi | Posted 07.26.2011 | Arts

Writer and former graffiti tagger Roger Gastman has turned his love of the spray arts into a lifelong career. At 19, he sold graffiti supplies, later ...

PLAN ForYourArt: May 26-June 1

Bettina Korek | Posted 07.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

See the first retrospective in the U.S. devoted to Paul Thek. These early works, which Thek began making in 1964 and called "meat pieces," resemble flesh and were encased in Plexiglass boxes.

Metro Can Afford to Build the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Corridor Right

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 07.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Like every major infrastructure project there is a cost to the Crenshaw/LAX line upgrades. It's time to distinguish costs from investments, and recognize that there is great value in having the safest, speediest and most complete rail line Los Angeles can afford.

America Fast Forward on the Fast Track

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Antonio Villaraigosa

Today we got a first look at the draft legislation to reauthorize our federal transportation programs. And it's great news for our transportation infrastructure nationwide.

Drawing on Experience: This Artweek.LA (May 23-29)

Bill Bush | Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush


Celebrities' Favorite Coffee Shops

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.25.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

Any diligent consumer of pop culture knows it: Celebrities love coffee. The addiction has been well-documented in the various gossip rags -- just i...

Debate Over Religious Freedom In Syria Causes Anger In Los Angeles Diaspora

Mary Slosson | Posted 07.24.2011 | Religion
Mary Slosson

The Syrian-American community of the greater Los Angeles area now spend their weekends screaming at each other at protests instead of picnicking together as they once did.

Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan!

Tom Teicholz | Posted 07.24.2011 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

As you turn 70, we're not going to wish that you stay "Forever Young," but we wish that in the words of your song, "may your heart always be joyful" and "may your song always be sung."

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Fights Against New Evaluation Program | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education

As different districts and states re-imagine the way teachers should be graded, the country's second largest school system has hit a roadblock. Los ...

A Family That Lives Together, Stays Together

Joel John Roberts | Posted 07.23.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to end a family's homelessness. Neighborhoods can work together to help people get into permanent housing.

Starving at the Unfriendly Getty Center

Mat Gleason | Posted 07.23.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

If the Getty lies about the times its cafe stays open, do they lie about the importance of the art and artists they exhibit as well?

The Wilshire BRT: LA Metro's Achilles Tendon

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Given the mobility challenge older and disabled riders face, they should be the city's fiercest supporters of the rapid public transit solutions like the Wilshire BRT will provide.

Theater Review: Sylvia at the Edgemar

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 07.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Irene Rubaum-Keller

A.R. Gurney's hit play Sylvia has just opened at the Edgemar Center Theater in Santa Monica. It was first produced in New York in 1995. It was a hit then and I predict this version of it will be a hit as well.

2011 Red Bull Soapbox Race Designs -- Rate 'Em!

Wyatt Closs | Posted 07.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

2011-05-23-redbull.jpg Can a soapbox race be about creativity, the human spirit and tapping into the zeitgeist in addition to being an ultimate childlike thrill? This slideshow takes a look at it from a creativity and design standpoint.