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Equity's Union-Busting Tactics

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 04.25.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

original image by Rick Baumgartner In its battle with a majority of its Los Angeles members over the 99-seat theater plan, Actors Equity is deploy...

This Group Is Fulfilling More Than Just The Basic Needs Of LA's Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | Anna-Catherine Brigida | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact

Demonque Williams exited the foster care system at age 18 in 2010 with nowhere to go and no one to turn to. Now 22, he still does not have a stabl...

Penn Badgley on MOTHXR: "We Earn No Money Right Now"

Nora Oravecz | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Nora Oravecz

Cool vibes, cool venue, down-to-earth guys -- that's how I could describe the night when I met with the band called, MOTHXR. I wish I could meet with some more bands who are like them.

The 8 Best Doughnuts In LA

PureWow | Posted 04.24.2015 | Taste
PureWow

Doughnuts. Do we really need to say anything else? Here are the best of the best, all around town.

How to Care for Dogs in LA

Megan Lent | Posted 04.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Megan Lent

The world lost a great trendsetter, celebrity, and friend on April 21. It is actually truly sad to mourn the loss of Tinkerbell, Paris Hilton's long-t...

Raise Los Angeles' Minimum Wage and Enforce It

Laphonza Butler | Posted 04.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

In the current system, it is too easy for unscrupulous employers to avoid the consequences of their actions, which disadvantages those businesses and employers that play by the rules.

Actors Equity Meets Franz Kafka

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

In a twist worthy of a Kafka novel, the national council of Actors Equity, the union of American stage actors, this week rammed through a proposal that would essentially rip the heart out of the Los Angeles theater scene, even though the proposal had been voted down by two-thirds of its Los Angeles voting membership.

The NFL Situation In LA Just Got Wild

AP | By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 04.22.2015 | Sports

A second City Council has approved a second proposed pro football stadium in the Los Angeles area.

'Homeless' Man Gives People Cash In Eye-Opening Experiment

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact

One YouTuber is hoping his 5.3 million subscribers start challenging social hierarchies and their effect on how we treat one another. In the vide...

Understanding That the Wound Leads to Success in Fiction and in Life

Jen Grisanti | Posted 04.21.2015 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

I am a story and career consultant for writers. Many writers face the challenge of how to elevate the emotional component of their story. If we are not connecting to your story on an emotional level, the story doesn't work.

The City Vanishes

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 04.21.2015 | Los Angeles
Arthur Hoyle

Conventional wisdom would have us believe that Los Angeles is a fast-growing city. Population is increasing through both the birth rate and migration, suburbs are spreading in all directions while the city also rises vertically, and our roads are hopelessly clogged with cars and trucks.

U.S. Marshal Rips Phone From Hands Of Recording Bystander

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

Officials are investigating a shocking video that purports to show a U.S. marshal destroying the phone of a recording bystander. The video was uplo...

Los Angeles County Has The Largest Food Insecure Population In The U.S. Here's Who's Helping

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

The “City of Dreams” has evolved into a nightmare for needy people in Los Angeles. According to Feeding America's recent "Map the Meal Gap" rep...

Making L.A. a Transportation Mecca

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Move LA's mission is to build a broad constituency that advocates for the development of a comprehensive, diverse, robust, clean and financially sound public transportation system for Los Angeles County.

The Favorite Hotels of the British Royal Family

Oyster | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Oyster

In honor of the second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, we've rounded up up the favorite hotels of the British royal family -- from the spot where Kate spent her wedding eve, to the Queen's go-to Caribbean getaway.

My Call to Dr. Amy, Relationship Therapist

Nina Camp | Posted 04.16.2015 | Comedy
Nina Camp

Hi, Dr. Amy? You're there! Did you get my message? Great! I called again to add just one more thing. but since I have you, can we talk for like 2 minutes? I have a question about one of the affirmations on your website.

10 Tips on How to Make it in L.A.

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 04.16.2015 | Comedy
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

As a recent transplant from New York, I am quickly realizing that moving across the country to Los Angeles is like moving to another planet. I've really had a hard time acclimating to my new home.

My State of the City

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Live from La Casa de Joel, I am pleased to bring you my State of the City address.

Here's Proof That Helping Homeless Isn't About Donating.. It's About Investing In Your Community

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact

This nonprofit doesn't want your donation -- it wants you to "be selfish," actually. In an ad posted online last month, the Weingart Center points...

Readers Rule: The 'LA Times' Festival of the Book

Elan Barnehama | Posted 04.14.2015 | Books
Elan Barnehama

Humans are storytellers by nature and by necessity. As soon as we're born we are told stories and as soon as we can speak we tell stories to anyone who will listen. In those early years, just about every story is a fiction. When we tell stories, we place ourselves in the world.

Sunday Brunching: Terrine

Victor and Mary | Posted 04.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Victor and Mary

Ritualistic in Los Angeles, Sunday brunch inspires us to find quality midday meals across the city... preferably al fresco. Rarely returning to a sp...

Sustainable Business in LA: One Cup at a Time

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Is farmers' market produce trucked in from Fresno and Madera sustainable? Given the water and other input-intensive nature of raising beef, is it better to buy meat raised in Nebraska and shipped west or do I need to give up meat altogether?

Los Angeles To Pay $8 Million To Man Wrongly Convicted Of Murder

AP | Posted 04.12.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles agreed to pay $8 million to a man who spent 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. The settle...

Origami-Inspired Personal Shelter Provides A Quick Solution For Homeless

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact

Tina Hovsepian didn't just want to get an "A" on her class project -- she wanted to change people's lives, too. The architect is the inventor of Ca...

This Speakeasy Serves Insane Booze-Filled Boba Tea Drinks [WATCH]

Foodbeast | Posted 04.10.2015 | Taste
Foodbeast

Wait until you sip something called a Green Tea Heineken.