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Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit Begins: La Bonne Nourriture, Bon Temps

Ellen Sterling | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home
Ellen Sterling

Grasping a bottle of champagne in his left hand and the saber in his right, Julian Serrano lopped off the top of the bottle and, with the crowd applauding and cheering, champagne spewed into the air.

'Art in the Streets' at MOCA: This Artweek.LA (April 18-24)

Bill Bush | Posted 06.19.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

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Samuel L. Jackson To Play Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment

Samuel Jackson has been cast as Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Broadway production of the play "The Mountaintop," a dramatic exploration of the Nobel ...

'Art In The Streets' Brings The Fire To MOCA

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.14.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Yes, Banksy is here. The giant "Art in the Streets" show opening this weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles gives a patch of real e...

A Touch of Hope

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

I wanted to share a story today about one of those very heroes in hopes that it will ignite more supporters to champion the work still needed to be done in Japan and for future natural disasters.

Arizona Unleashes Air Posse and Tank, As Nation Celebrates AZ Native Son Cesar Chavez Today

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

On the eve of Arizona's most famous native son's celebrated birthday, Joe Arpaio unveiled his latest media stunt, the war-time invoking Operation Desert Sky -- a 30-plane air posse of armed volunteers to track Mexican smugglers.

8 Surprising Facts To Put The Nature Vs. Nurture Debate To Rest

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

I teamed up with the well-known developmental psychologist David S. Moore to list eight facts about genes, twin studies and the heritability statistic that may come as a surprise to many people, even biologists!

Bands at SXSW You Should Avoid

Mark R. Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark R. Collins

SXSW is discovering the next big thing, seeing a band in a musty bar with 10 other people and then seeing them years later selling out Madison Square and saying "I remember when."

Thinking About Charlie Sheen: 4 Thoughtful Editorials

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Since Sheen's epic radio rant and subsequent meltdown, some editorial writers have considered the larger issues at play with the story. Here, a look at some of the best takes.

PHOTOS: TED Prize Winner, Street Artist JR Brings His 'Wrinkles' To LA

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

French Street Artist JR is in Los Angeles for a few weeks to wheat-paste twenty or more murals from "Wrinkles in the City", a black and white portrait...

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Municipal Workers

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I cannot believe that in the 21st Century we are having this kind of a debate on the role of labor unions in this country. But I suppose it isn't surprising since we have entered a new Gilded Age.

French Street Artist JR's 'Wrinkles In The City' Comes To LA

Jetset Graffiti » JR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

JR is in town to put together the next iteration of his trademark "Wrinkles in the City" project. Previously developed in Shanghai, Cartagena, and Spa...

Civility: A Legacy Of Peace

Rachael Freed | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

The legacy of civility, beyond our personal hopes for our families and loved ones, is imperative in our own country and the world.

Sundance: Rage, Outrage, and a Vision

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Larry Beinhart

On every level, coal mining and burning coal for energy is destructive. Watch the film to be outraged. And to be inspired.

WATCH: Street Artist JR Explores Cartagena, Spain, In 'Los Surcos De La Ciudad'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A city that 'changes faster than its inhabitants wrinkle,' Cartagena, Spain is one of Parisian street artist, JR's many canvases. JR has photographed...

Shoot First, Ask Questions Never

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There is simply no understanding the prevalence of gun violence in America without discussing the nefarious role played by the NRA. Any public conversation regarding restricting access to guns has been considered verboten.

Reagan Was No Friend of Blacks

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Michael Reagan can absurdly twist history to make his father a paragon of civil rights. But Reagan was hardly the "best friend" of blacks.

Big Coal's Rally of Denial: Coalfield Citizens Bring Message of Growing Health Care Crisis to State Capitol

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Besieged citizens from the central Appalachian coalfields faced down Acting West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and a large crowd of Big Coal lobbyist...

The UnMillionaire

Pam Grout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Hal Taussig will never make Forbes list of highest paid CEO's. It's not that his Philadelphia travel company isn't profitable. It's just that Hal donates every penny of profits to innovative projects that address poverty.

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil War's Sesquicentennial

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Today, on the threshold of the commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, we are fulfilling one part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream: ...

Witness Heroes

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

I heard Martin Luther King's dream that hot day in August and was never the same. Growing up in the civil rights era without being able to participate as a young child felt like a reed being buffeted by the wind.

An Earlier Version of Dr. King's "Dream" Speech in Detroit

Joe Lapointe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Lapointe

Washington was not King's first performance of the "Dream'' refrain, which has evolved over a half-century into a classic American prose poem and cultural prayer.

Today's Visionary, Not Yesterday's Celebrity: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Words With Contemporary Images

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A lot of people in the media are so afraid of offending anyone with controversial truths that they can't even tell the truth about the man whose holiday we're celebrating this weekend.

Educating for Democracy: Linda Darling-Hammond and the 'Opportunity Gap'

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

It is surprising to me that Linda Darling-Hammond, admired by educational progressives, has accepted the "national standards" movement as a way to deal with the education "opportunity gap."

WATCH: FILM: French Street Artist JR's Film 'Women Are Heroes' Opens January 2011

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Women Are Heroes, part of Parisian street photographer JR's 28 Millimètres project, draws attention to oppressed women everywhere. Chronicling the l...