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Surviving the Thanksgiving Apocalypse

David Freid | Posted 01.23.2012 | Los Angeles
David Freid

This is for those of us who aren't spirited away to some remote 'burb in the U.S. to split turkey wishbones with cousins. This is for that magical time of year when us few find ourselves feeling like survivors of some armageddon on Thanksgiving day.

Boyle Heights: Death Of An Iconic Building

Posted 11.23.2011 | Latino Voices

This article is part of a weekly series published in partnership with the Boyle Heights Beat. It appears every Wednesday. By Alejandro Rojas Th...

Pacific Standard Time At LACMA: The Untold Story

Harris Silver | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
Harris Silver

Pacific Standard Time is a sprawling cultural initiative with 68 major museum shows and 125 gallery exhibitions including California Design 1930-1965: 'Living in a Modern Way.'

Art in the Ownership Society

Sam Chaltain | Posted 01.22.2012 | Arts
Sam Chaltain

The core questions animating the MOCA event weren't representative of any shared vision of the world; they were reflective of an ersatz veneration of the art of the spectacle itself.

Our Pre-Occupied Food Industry: Can America Become a 'Good Food' Nation?

Paula Daniels | Posted 01.22.2012 | Impact
Paula Daniels

This big price of cheap is a paradox that is familiar to many, but in this season, the nested ironies are worth remembering.

Exciting Adventures For The Urban Explorer (PHOTOS)

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.21.2012 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

Cities, it turns out, are from from monolithic. These urban adventures offer travelers a chance to escape from the normal without escaping to the woods.

Has Los Angeles' Responsible Banking Initiative Been "Improved"?

Dennis Santiago | Posted 01.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Dennis Santiago

It is unwise for a city like L.A. to focus on a narrow band of criteria when it comes to identifying which banking and financial institutions to do business with. The City needs to see bank responsibility as a holistic picture.

Join Me and Zach Bonner at United Way's Homewalk (Oh, and Kobe Bryant Too)

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Homelessness is a very serious social crisis that affects us all and it looks like such a massive problem, it's a normal reaction to feel we cannot do anything about it. But we can do something about it.

Shepard Fairey -- New Mural from the 'Leader' of Street Art

Gregory Linton | Posted 01.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Gregory Linton

2011-11-15-pullquote1.jpgShepard Fairey recently completed a new mural in L.A. on the same building that he used to illegally 'bomb' with his art. Now the building owner invited and hired Shepard to come paint the walls.

Are Advocates Against Responsible Banking Being Responsible?

Dennis Santiago | Posted 01.14.2012 | Los Angeles
Dennis Santiago

Richard Alarcon's now long hampered quest to bring Responsible Banking to the city of Los Angeles asks questions important to all communities in this country.

Street Sweep: Who Takes Blame For Homeless 'Junk' Piling Up?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 01.12.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Sadly, the plight of homelessness in America is being reduced to a toxic battle over trash on the streets. Communities used to struggle over the fac...

The Legacy of June Wayne: Artist and Change Agent

Adele Scheele | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Adele Scheele

When you think of visual artists, you expect them to be working from flashes of inspiration, totally expressive, struggling and poor, sometimes even s...

America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Chicago Midway ranked the No. 1 worst airport for delays, but overall, the bad news is that even the best airports slipped a little in performance compared to last year.

Education Window: An Option to Start Getting Involved in Our Kids' Future

Agustin Duran | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Agustin Duran

If we do not want to see our children as another statistic we need to get involved in our children's education.

U.S. Soccer Surpasses NBA And NHL In Per-Game Attendance

Posted 01.08.2012 | Latino Voices

Nearly four decades ago, the legendary Brazilian striker Pele arrived in New York amid great fanfare, the supposed savior of a largely unnoticed sport...

PAVEMENT Occupies LA: 11.05/06.2011 (VIDEO w/ Bill Maher)

Sam Slovick | Posted 07.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Sam Slovick

The occupation at City Hall in Los Angeles can best be described in terms of digestion; the People have coughed up a big hairball on the Mayor's front...

Homeless Shelter Calls Lindsay Lohan 'Bad Example' | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact

Though Lindsay Lohan said she was “OK” with serving 30 days in jail and 400 volunteer hours, an L.A. homeless shelter rejected the troubled star...

Prayer In Religious Activism

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 01.03.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

What is prayer? It isn't basically asking God for something. It's being with God. We don't need silence surrounding us. There is not an "ideal" place to pray.

Fast Food, Parking Lots And Vermeer: Marc Trujillo's New Show

John Seed | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Los Angeles based artist Marc Trujillo, whose first solo show at Hirshl and Adler opens on November 3rd, paints what he calls the "shared spaces of the everyday." He is attracted to "non-destinations," familiar places where vast expanses of concrete or linoleum numb the senses.

PHOTOS: HowNosm's Constructivist Chaos

Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts

Despite the many different styles within the street art/graffiti realm, in one way or another, the subject matter touches upon the universal struggle ...

Red Bull Records Scores with Artist Development

Tamara Conniff | Posted 01.01.2012 | Entertainment
Tamara Conniff

Red Bull Records has stayed under the radar, silent under the umbrella of the massive beverage company, putting the artists first, and doing something very old school -- artist development.

L.A.'s Work in Creating Jobs Pays Dividends

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 01.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

For too long, L.A. businesses have been stolen from us by other cities and states. The result has been a calamitous decline in both jobs and tax revenues in our city, causing huge strains on our budget.

Pacific Standard Time: Too Big To Fail?

Mat Gleason | Posted 01.01.2012 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Could there be a crueler indictment of an art world that is convinced of its moral superiority to mainstream culture than to be subsidized by one of the criminal financial forces that has brought our culture to its very knees?

WATCH: Mickey Rourke's Tearful Tribute To Grandmother At Walk Of Fame Ceremony

Posted 01.01.2012 | Impact

Mickey Rourke stripped his tough-guy “Wrestler” act when he tearfully dedicated his Walk of Fame honor to his grandmother. The “Iron Man 2...

PAVEMENT Occupies Los Angeles

Sam Slovick | Posted 12.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Sam Slovick

After watching the media coverage of the Occupy LA movement I was disheartened. It was decidedly glib. I moved my tent to City Hall the morning of October 28th and set an intention to stay for the duration.