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The Chateau That Sugar Built: Seven Deadly Sins

Frank Browning | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

Aside from the surreal garden walk at Chateau Chaumont this year, there are, as always, the dozens of acres of outdoor sculpture--not to mention the exposition of world famous painters and photographers inside the Castle that Sugar Built.

Drive-Thru

Marc Trujillo | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts
Marc Trujillo

A painting of nowhere has a chance at being more of an experience than the actual place, as opposed to painting a destination location like the Alps, in which case the painting would function like a postcard reminding you of the greater experience.

A Divine Comedy

Francis Levy | Posted 08.10.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Dante's journey comprises hell, purgatory and paradise and is filled with illustrious saints and sinners. But what is the modern equivalent? What is our hell, our purgatory?

K-Mart Painting Working Process

Marc Trujillo | Posted 07.03.2014 | Arts
Marc Trujillo

Here's how I start a painting, with a grisaille in acrylic to work out the composition and distill what I'm interested in visually about what I want to paint, in this case the interior of a K-Mart with post-Valentine's Day animals on sale.

Taco Bell Day and Night

Marc Trujillo | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
Marc Trujillo

'1604 S. La Brea Avenue' 12"x 11.5" Sometimes I'll paint the same composition at different times of the day or night and see how a place can change...

Hot Dogs Under Glass

Marc Trujillo | Posted 06.15.2014 | Arts
Marc Trujillo

'7950 Santa Monica Boulevard' 16"x 35" oil on linen over panel If you look at the set of hot dogs in the lower right, the top one is the freshest, t...

How I Die: No One Gets Anywhere With Words

Erik Hinton | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Erik Hinton

Most one-act plays want for subtlety. Starved for time, they dial up the stakes immediately, cramming pathos and emotional urgency into every stage direction and line of dialogue.

When You Have to Stand Up

Robin Korth | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Robin Korth

How could an innocent baby be held accountable for the actions -- or lack of actions -- of some stupid adult? There was some mistake. Nervously I stood and I asked, "Sister, are you sure this is right? I know God wouldn't do this."

Religion and Politics Do Mix

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

It has long been said there are two topics that should be avoided in "polite company," that is, at social gatherings, parties, service clubs, during i...

The Importance of Awakening Your Inner Spiritual Authority

Judith Johnson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Judith Johnson

How do you erase a concept that you have preached as truth to millions of people without so much as an apology for messing with our worldview all these years? Why was this taught in the first place?

Burbank Airport Painting

Marc Trujillo | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Marc Trujillo

Here's a new painting of the interior of the Burbank or 'Bob Hope' airport. The title is '2627 North Hollywood Way', the painting is 22"x41" oil on...

Has Everyone In Los Angeles Actually Been Dead This Whole Time?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.26.2013 | Comedy

Is Los Angeles a limbo where nothing ever changes? Is it a culturally devoid place where only Atheists live? Okay, so maybe some (New Yorkers) peo...

Onward Christian Hell-Busters

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Hell-busters exude the Spirit. They give off a Christ-like spirit. When you're in their presence, you can almost smell holiness. But the holiest of holy smoke has a tinge of the burnt smell with it. It's a smell that tells you it's been slightly singed near the fires of burning flesh and souls on fire.

Detail of 6351 Sepulveda Boulevard

Marc Trujillo | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Marc Trujillo

This is the kind of North American purgatory that interests me to paint, the places we go and we know we're somewhere, but not really.

Distillery Creates Hemp Vodka

AP | MARK THIESSEN | Posted 04.20.2012 | Home

WASILLA, Alaska -- During at least one 420 celebration in Alaska on Friday, you'll be invited to pour yourself a drink instead of lighting up. In the...

Christopher Hitchens Meets Kim Jong Il and the Class of 2011

MP Nunan | Posted 02.18.2012 | Comedy
MP Nunan

Inside what looks like the bar in an airport departures terminal. It's dimly lit, with dark wooden tables and faux leather chairs failing to give the ...

Michael Emerson Reflects on Lost, Looks Ahead to the Finale

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

According to Michael Emerson, "It's so simple" to play the character Ben Linus on LOST: "I play it as it's written, as straight as I can, and let audience decide what's going on."

Ski Resort Openings: The Complete Schedule

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It's officially the beginning of ski season here in Colorado! With four resorts already open, more opening this weekend and a slew of them opening ...

Steamboat, Purgatory Experience Skier Deaths

7 News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

STEAMBOAT, Colo. -- The body of 23-year-old ski instructor at Arapahoe Basin was found Wednesday morning in a back bowl at Steamboat Ski Area. It w...