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Movie Night in Downtown LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With so much of our country mired in the nonsensical pablum that has paralyzed Washington and the news media (think Rudy Giuliani, Brian Williams and Bill O"Reilly), it is refreshing listening to a mayor who understands jive but doesn't give it to us.

It's Not Enough To Allow Migrant Children To Stay in America. We Need To Bring Their Parents as Well

Maria de los Angeles Torres | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Maria de los Angeles Torres

In a year and a half, more than 14,000 unaccompanied minors made it to the United States.

Is Singapore the Perfect Country for Our Times?

Andrés Martinez | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Andrés Martinez

Even now, at the height of its success, Singapore doesn't get much love (as opposed to grudging respect) from the legions of foreigners who avail themselves of its First World amenities. It's almost obligatory for Westerners visiting or residing in Singapore to complain about the "sterility" of the place, and joke about the carefully manicured boulevards and the pristine shopping malls, contrasting Singapore unflatteringly to the grittier authenticity and "character" of nearby Cambodia and Vietnam. It's indeed easy to mock Singapore if you haven't lived in a poor country, and it's a form of colonial prejudice to begrudge Singaporeans their lack of Third World "charm." We prefer our tropics to be exotically chaotic, thank you -- not tidier and more efficient than the Swiss. And Singapore's system is highly responsive to its citizenry's needs and desires, without being terribly democratic.

Should Museums Be Free?

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts

Could museums be free? The innocent enough question came from an audience member at the recent Zócalo panel in Los Angeles on Friday. Three promin...

Anna Almendrala

NorCal vs. SoCal: Who Runs The Golden State? | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.06.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- California's fierce North versus South rivalry may soon be giving way to a battle between West and East -- at least according to a pane...

PLAN ForYourArt: June 9-15

Bettina Korek | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Zocalo Public Square is hosting a discussion on the upcoming California redistricting process. Will these new maps actually change the state's political landscape?

PHOTOS: Speakeasy Cocktail Party Rocks Union Station

Guest of a Guest | Maya Burkenroad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Guest of a Guest. By Maya Burkenroad The foodies came out in droves for Jonathan Gold's Second Annual Union Station Speakeasy C...