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The Dangerous and Seductive Beauty of Descanso Gardens

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

With Passover, Easter and a new Pope competing in recent days for our attention, I was looking for a place to thank all our gods and muses -- whoever ...

Lying Is the New Truth

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

hose people -- the confused ones -- come in all shapes, sizes, genders, colors, and political parties but for the sake of argument, and as a nod to the political climate of this GOP Convention week, let's focus on politicians, shall we?

Blackberries Off: Ten Essential Movies For Easily Distracted Twenty-Somethings

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

What if we only had a month in which to force our young adult offspring to see ten essential movies before they succumbed entirely to short-form digital content? My own personal picks.

Feds Bully Die Hard McTiernan Into Plea for False Statements

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Kreig

A noted Hollywood filmmaker faces prison after a conditional guilty plea July 12 in a wiretapping case so interesting that it deserves two alternative...

Massacre in an Occupied City

David Peace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Peace

To this day, there is a campaign in Japan to find the real culprit behind the "Teigin Incident". And this is how I came to the story.

How Steve Forbes Will Save Us

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

When I look at a downtown devastated by empty storefronts and For Sale signs, I see lost jobs, reduced property taxes, and deteriorating infrastructure. Steve Forbes sees the churning forces of the Free Market at work.