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My Awesome Experience Voting Early

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis

This slide show is a cautionary tale for those who might miss out on the awesomeness that is early voting.

Rockdrive 2010: Music Really Can Change the World

Max Lugavere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Max Lugavere

Whether in living rooms, local recreation centers, or concert halls, anybody can get involved and host an evening of music and goodwill.

Judd Apatow, Randy Newman and More Take the Spotlight for LA Students

826LA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

826LA is excited to turn over keys to the Writers Guild Theater and see Judd Apatow and his buddies take the spotlight this Friday night for the students of LAUSD.

How Herb Ritts Created the Idols We Deserved

David Schonauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Schonauer

In an era when we can watch movies on cell phones, how can we expect movie stars to be bigger than life? Herb Ritts's photographs were made to last; our idols today are not.

It's Hard Out Here for a Hippie: The Paradox of Venice Beach

Laurenne Sala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Laurenne Sala

It's strange, this paradox of lifestyles. But I love it. Because I'm neither nor. I'm going to ride my 400-dollar bike to the free yoga and meditate the day away with the drum circle crowd and a two-headed turtle.

For Colored Girls, And For Multiple Stakes

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

The film, "For Colored Girls", is gonna have sista girl flair for sure, but there are a number of reasons to peep it and especially watch how it unfol...

Gender Differences in Heart Disease: Nation's No. 1 Killer Kills Differently

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Some physicians now view coronary artery disease as a gender-specific condition that requires different testing and treatment plans, rather than the traditional uniform approach for both sexes.

Marnie Weber's "Eternity Forever"

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tanja M. Laden

While Marnie Weber's unique brand of sculpture, collage, and assemblage might appear to be redefining multimedia, it's also part of an ever-evolving tradition that defines California art.

BBM Lounge 3.0 celebrates Mark Salling's "Pipe Dreams" album release

Linda Constant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Constant

Last night Xomad continued their highly anticipated BBM Lounge tastemaker event series in Hollywood, celebrating the release of Pipe Dreams, the premi...

Constellation Blvd Is the Best Choice for the Wilshire Subway Century City Station

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

While it is unfortunate that the Beverly Hills City Council has now come out against the Constellation station location, we should remember that this was once a community that opposed the very idea of a subway.

Gay Teen Asks: I'm 16 and Don't Want To Be Gay, Should I Get Therapy?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

There's so much in this world that needs to be repaired. Gays and lesbians are not on that list. We're as wonderful, as broken, as perfect, as crazy, as flawed and as caring as each of you.

Moving the Economy Forward: Can the City of Los Angeles Pass Its Responsible Banking Ordinance?

Dennis Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Santiago

Richard Alarcon and his colleagues on the L.A. City Council drafted an ordinance calling for the city to favor financial contracts with banks that demonstrate "responsible banking practices" benefiting the economy and people of L.A.

Three Must-See Exhibitions Around the World Right Now

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Here is my advice to travelers on the best way to avoid getting wet: go to a museum, browse its bookstore, check out the gift shop, eat well in the museum café. And of course, don't forget about the art.

Boutique Week's Spotlight on LA's Last Chance Boutique

Boutique Week | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Boutique Week

Every time I go to LA, I always make time to stop into Last Chance Boutique.

GLBT Soldiers and Prospective Recruits, Wise Up, Get Some Self Respect and Get Out

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The entire controversy surrounding Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the unconstitutional policy that the Obama administration has repeatedly denounced while def...

Boutique Week Launches in Boston

Boutique Week | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Boutique Week

I am so excited for Boutique Week's launch in Boston on Thursday, October 21st! After two successful launch parties in LA and NYC, Boston's party might just be the hottest party in town.

Alzheimer's Disease Risks, Signs and Prevention

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Angelenos are dying less frequently. The fact that we're not getting any younger is partially responsible for the significant increase in Alzheimer's disease rates.

Fixing Our Pension System

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

I'm not doing this because I want to. I am doing it because I have to. I did not run for Mayor on a promise to reform public pensions.

If a Tree Falls in Los Angeles, This Is the Sound it Makes

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Seitzman

CITY of LA: We have no record in our system of anyone calling about this tree. ME: Really, we've been calling about this tree repeatedly for two years.

Global Warming, Drought and the Grim Reaper

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Welcome to a drier world. And it's not just the southern half of the U.S. that's feeling the bite.

It's Official: "Red Light Cameras" Don't Work

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Parker

Ever wonder why, with all those "red light cameras" installed across the nation, no city involved in using them has reported any big decrease in accidents or even any significant income gain?

To Boost Ratings, CNN Proposes Putting Miners Back One by One

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"Like our viewers, we were riveted by the drama of the miners emerging from that mine," said recently installed CNN chief Ken Jautz. "We're willing to bet it would be just about as dramatic to see the miners lowered back into the mine one by one."

Inside Job Director Talks Future Films, Says Wall Street 'Not Entirely Sane'

Felice Arenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Felice Arenas

The documentary is both amusing and riveting and people may wonder if they should have enjoyed themselves so much; after all, the story really happened and didn't come from Ferguson's imagination.

Stars Stand Up for Hollywood Arts

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

What do actors Jason Sudeikis and Adrien Brody, homeless kids and improv have in common? The nonprofit Hollywood Arts which is using a combination of ...

Finding the Money to Build Out LA's 30/10 Transportation Initiative

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

More fixed rail and dedicated lane bus rapid transit like Metro's Orange Line can mean the difference between getting to work on time and not having a job to go to.