Instead of ignoring a character's irritating attributes, sometimes shows just turn right into the skid. When the narrative acknowledges flaws, those same flaws can become endearing parts of what make a character great.
Just a few blocks away is Arturo Rodriquez's La Caja, a converted warehouse where artists from Tijuana and around the world are beautifully exhibited, and where San Diegans and locals visit for food and wine with their art.
As part of an epidemic of higher education institutions ridding themselves of educational TV and radio licenses, the San Mateo Community College District announced the upcoming sale of KSCM-TV, the noncommercial TV station it has owned and operated for 48 years.
An abundance of research has emerged in the past few years about the health benefits of friendships. We now know that having a close-knit community helps us fight depression and illness, slows aging, promotes mental health and even leads to a longer life.
It's a world of risky reaching out, groping for connection. What I got was music, art, story. What I got was politics, courage and craftsmanship, sometimes wrapped around anger, more often wrapped around love.
Time, patience and perseverance will be the key to the foundation's success, just like they've been the key to Lady Gaga's artistic success. And that's what's important -- she clearly knows what it takes to make her foundation last and make a real difference.