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Art And Politics Blur The Lines Of Appropriation

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 07.28.2016 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

Appropriation of every type of visual art, music, dance... even cultural attributes has been taking place since the dawn of time.

No LUVE in Santa Monica: The Problem with Real Estate Referenda

Bryan Schonfeld | Posted 07.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Bryan Schonfeld

Last week, the United Kingdom voted, via referendum, to leave the European Union, harming its economy and much of its political system in the process....

Vote Early and Often for LA Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm home again, for a few minutes at least. Hey, cut me some slack; have you ever heard of snow and ice? It's summer and to fully appreciate the pla...

The Faithful Shopper: Hamptons Shopping à la mode

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.29.2016 | Style
Faith Hope Consolo

Back to the beach for sunny sea vibes, sandy soirées and of course the superior shopping out East. Here are some new spots to help you soak up the su...

Donald Trump's Adviser Has Been Battling Multiculturalism Since High School

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics

On Monday, Politico published a lengthy profile of Stephen Miller, the 30-year-old Senate staffer turned Donald Trump adviser who now revs up crowds f...

Orlando's Pain Hits Home, Especially Wherever Memories of Deadly Gunfire Linger

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 06.17.2016 | Crime
Ben Hellwarth

I was about to walk over to a cozy neighborhood bar to watch Game 5 of the NBA finals - and then got to thinking.

The Expo Line Is LA Metro's Gateway Drug

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.06.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It came to me as I rode the Expo Line home after a business meeting in Santa Monica. The Expo Line is L.A. Metro's gateway drug. And, if we know what's good for us we should all keep experimenting to find our favorite rail or bus line. We should also all vote for Measure R2 in November.

6 Awesome Hotels That Were Once Celebrity Homes

Oyster | Posted 05.25.2016 | Travel
Oyster

You've booked the celebrity home tours, watched endless reruns of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," and feverishly scrolled through your favorite A...

Life at Venice Beach in the '70s

ric drasin | Posted 05.20.2016 | Los Angeles
ric drasin

The smell of the ocean, the feel of sand on your feet and the burning of incense bring back the memories of a golden era in Venice Beach.

Except at CicLAvia, L.A.'s Streets Are No Work of Art

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It is only Tuesday but it is shaping up to be another great week in L.A. The transformational L.A. happening, CicLAvia Southeast Cities is on the book...

Big Muscles and the Big Screen -- Bodybuilders in Film

ric drasin | Posted 05.12.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

Years before I started working out with weights, I would watch movies and see people like Steve Reeves and wonder how they got that way and got into m...

A Streetcar Named Santa Monica

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.11.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

A Streetcar Named Santa Monica? OK, not exactly. It's actually something better. A light rail line from downtown Los Angeles to within blocks of the...

Training With Arnold. History We Made Together

ric drasin | Posted 05.05.2016 | Entertainment
ric drasin

I remember walking into the door and seeing some of the greats and coming face to face with Arnold. At that point he wasn't really very well known except for some photos in the magazines. We quickly became friends and started doing some chest and back workouts together.

Cinco de Mayo Dining, Art, Fundraisers, and Wrestling too!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

Cinco de Mayo is a Los Angeles holiday favorite...and although presidential candidate Donald Trump has managed to alienate Mexicans everywhere, this year's holiday is especially important to celebrate.

A City in Bloom

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.25.2016 | New York
Joel Epstein

Anyone who knows me, knows how excited I am about the L.A. Metro Expo Line opening to Santa Monica next month. Still, this week I am feeling lucky to ...

How the Expo Line Got to Santa Monica

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.12.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With the Metro Expo Line to Santa Monica scheduled to open in May, this piece revisits an interview I conducted four years ago, shortly before the opening of the first phase of Expo to Culver City.

Mermaid Avenue

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.01.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I am decades older now than I was on that visit to Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island but fundamentally I am the same. I am still the hopeful romantic about my city, albeit now a warmer one with different flora, mountains, tastes and accents.

The Best Route 66 Hotels

Orbitz.com | Posted 01.25.2016 | Travel
Orbitz.com

By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog The Mother Road is a true thrill ride. America's most iconic highway meanders from downtown Chicago all...

Congrats To The Santa Monica Symphony For Winning A National Endowment For The Arts Award!

Ira Israel | Posted 08.21.2016 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

When people think of Santa Monica they probably think of the beach, the sun, the promenade... it is doubtful that many people think of its hidden gem,...

Change Traditions to Enjoy the Holidays While Divorced

Wendy Paris | Posted 12.29.2015 | Divorce
Wendy Paris

It's easy to feel less-than during the holidays, which could also be called the "Season of Pressure to Have the Perfect Family." All the music in the stores is romantic; the commercials on TV are filled with happy, intact families snuggling by the fire.

L.A.'s Transit Force Awakens

Joel Epstein | Posted 12.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

We are in a new era. One in which L.A.'s transit loving forces have awakened and taken back the city from the villainous Army of NO. And that is why I am optimistic about L.A.'s transit future and that the City will continue on the positive trajectory it has found over the past decade or so.

The Historic Hotel Casa del Mar - A Southern California Gem

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 12.07.2015 | Travel
Jeryl Brunner

One great refuge is the Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica. Perfectly located before the sea just steps from the ocean, the hotel was first built in 1926 as a glamorous beach club.

What I Learned on Halloween as the Massive 8-Foot-Tall Stay Puft Marshmallow Man From 'Ghostbusters'

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

It only took a year to prepare my costume for this Halloween -- an 8-foot-tall inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the movie "Ghostbusters." E...

The Subway Toward the Sea

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.02.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Last month, the Subway Toward the Sea came a bit closer to becoming a reality. The cause for celebration arrived in the form of an appeals court ruling upholding the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Purple Line Extension.

Adam Harrison: 'Thousand Skies' at George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles

John Seed | Posted 10.24.2015 | Arts
John Seed

In his most recent paintings, artist Adam Harrison explores the particular places he encounters in his everyday life. Working for periods of between four and six months, Harrison records both interiors scenes and cityscapes, documenting them with honesty and a journalistic approach.