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Windshield Decal Semiotics and Doctrinaire Cultism in the Artwork of Brendan Donnelly

Annabel Osberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The title of Brendan Donnelly's first exhibition at Paul Loya Gallery, "How To Be A Magician In Your Spare Time," is something of a misnomer--the show has little to do with magic. However, the emptiness of the titular promise is itself an ironic trick in keeping with the artist's skepticism of magisterial charlatanry.

Orthodox Synagogue Plans To Hire Woman As Clergy Member -- But Won't Call Her A Rabbi

Jewish Journal | Jared Sichel | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion

In what would be an unprecedented move among Orthodox synagogues in Los Angeles, Congregation B’nai David-Judea plans to hire a woman clergy member ...

8 Ways To Up Your Cocktail Game

Tasting Table | Posted 09.19.2014 | Taste
Tasting Table

Here, a few more inspirations for our next cocktail at home.

Causing Success: What Is Your Why?

Jen Grisanti | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Jen Grisanti

While studying the TV pilots for the upcoming Fall season, I noticed that many of them start with a set up of the personal dilemma for the central character. This gives the audience a point of connection in the story. In fiction and in life, there is tremendous value in starting with why.

When Living Fully Means Leaving The City Of Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Fifty

For 23 years, Barbara Bentree made Los Angeles her home, thriving on the bustle of city life. A singer who studied music education in college, Ben...

Much Ado About Theatrics: 'Django Unchained' Actress Gets to Follow the Rules Too

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 09.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Kimberly Cooper

I'll be the first person in a dogfight to throw down for equal justice and constitutional rights under the law for all people. But I'm afraid this latest example of alleged racism and discrimination by the LAPD plays more as a reenactment of the boy, or in this case, girl who cried wolf.

Why Milo and Olive is the Best Restaurant in Los Angeles

Ira Israel | Posted 09.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

While in Los Angeles if you wish to experience the full range of mouth-watering treasures and pleasures of living in abundance, try the minestrone soup at Milo and Olive.

California Heat Wave Drives Power Demand To Highest Of The Year

AP | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heat wave sent Californians to their air conditioners Friday and drove power demand to its highest peak of the year as the sout...

Here's How Los Angeles Residents Do Tourist Destinations In Their Own Town

Posted 09.16.2014 | Los Angeles

It’s nice to be a tourist, but it’s even nicer to be a local — especially if you’re looking for underground, off-the-radar gems that are known...

The Downside of Going Metro in Los Angeles

Justin Hernandez | Posted 09.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Justin Hernandez

Theoretically, public transportation should be a rapid and cost-effective solution for getting around town. It works in just about every city; however, Los Angeles is a unique metropolis in and of itself.

NYC vs. L.A. According to Neil Patrick Harris

Orbitz.com | Posted 09.11.2014 | Travel
Orbitz.com

To celebrate choosing one's own adventure -- namely, that age old question, East Coast or West Coast? -- NPH shared his top picks for hanging out in both L.A. and New York City.

Green Groups to New York City: Drop Dead

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Marielle Anzelone

Why does urban biodiversity matter at all? Because according to the UN, for the first time in human history more people are now living in cities than rural areas. The planet is urban. When people experience nature, that nature will be urban too.

The Black Wall Project: A Picture Can Express a Million Words

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 09.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Marc A. Coronel

In reality, you can put a filter on an image, you can add 100 layers to make the perfect picture. But for some, through the lens the naked truth lies in the eyes, the poverty, the struggle, the hunger and the truth that is recorded.

Close Encounters of the Joan Rivers Kind

Patricia Rust | Posted 09.11.2014 | Comedy
Patricia Rust

I remember Joan Rivers, the year was around 1976, I think of maybe a little before or after, and I was so young and loved to laugh. But who doesn't? ...

Pearson and the L.A. School's iPad Project - Time to Tell the Truth

Alan Singer | Posted 09.10.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

Does the communication between Pearson representatives and L.A. school officials prior to the issuing of and RDF and the role of Pearson representatives in helping to design the call for proposals constitute illegal collusion?

'Shelter Me' Producer Goes The Extra Mile To Help At-Risk Animals

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Any animal can end up at a public shelter, but most of them won't stay long. There, millions of dogs and cats face euthanasia, dr...

Sports Diplomacy With Iran: Breaking Barriers, Bridging Differences

Bahman Baktiari | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Bahman Baktiari

Although sports exchanges by themselves cannot resolve all of our problems with Iran, with sports diplomacy we can lay the foundation for a lasting relationship between Iran and the United States.

Biscuit Taco: Taco Bell is Testing a Shell That is Entirely Biscuit, Here is Where to Get it

Foodbeast | Posted 09.08.2014 | Taste
Foodbeast

Taco Bell seems to have a new eery confidence, a sense of innovation rivaled only by a 4-year old with a cooking license.

This School Problem Belongs to All of Us

Andrew Hauptman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Education
Andrew Hauptman

If you know in advance that you are going to make a significant return on an investment, how do you not invest? And when that investment is in kids' lives, we have a remarkable opportunity to impact a generation -- and a moral obligation to do so.

America's Accessible Cities

Wendell Cox | Posted 09.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Wendell Cox

With frequent press attention on traffic congestion and "gridlock," it may be surprising that work trip travel times in US cities are better than those of high income competitors in other nations. Indeed, the University of Minnesota's David Levinson, found that the typical employee can reach two-thirds of jobs in major US metropolitan areas within 30 minutes.

The Perfect Day You Never Expected to Have in Los Angeles

Shoptiques | Posted 09.05.2014 | Travel
Shoptiques

The City of Angels, a megacity and metropolis you kinda have to visit once in your life. Yes, yes, it tends to get a bad rep - the traffic, the dirt, the people - but only, because most visitors don't know what to do and where the cool kids hang.

FYF Music Festival 2014: Up Close

Lindsey Best | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

The weekend consisted of many different bands ranging from local bands Haim and Joyce Manor, to indie rock staples The Strokes, Phoenix and Interpol, to the reunion of hardcore band The Blood Brothers and the recently reunited predominant shoegaze band, Slowdive.

Thinking Outside the (White) Box

Virginia Broersma | Posted 09.02.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

It is worth breaking out the map and heading to Thinhstudio in Hawthorne on September 6th for a one-night exhibition/cultural happening/artistic hangout.

Pearson: Inside the Belly of a Very Troubled Beast

Alan Singer | Posted 09.02.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

Pearson, the publishing mega-giant, is looking more and more like it is vulnerable and its time dominating education in the United States and around the world may be coming to an end.

Los Angeles Proposes A Higher Minimum Wage

Manuel Pastor | Posted 09.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Manuel Pastor

Why the muted effects on employment? Interestingly, what used to be a staple of traditional economics -- that minimum wage hikes trigger job cutbacks -- has found increasingly less evidence in the field.