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On the Culture Front: Kids Entertainment That Doesn't Suck and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.03.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

If you have kids, I can't imagine a better place to take them on a Saturday morning.

NY Indian American Film Festival Triumphant in 13th Year

Jim Luce | Posted 07.25.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) announced the winners of its competition categories at a ceremony at NYU's Skirball Center last week, in the...

The Adorable, Weird and Somewhat Scary World of Gary Baseman

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.30.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Los Angeles-based artist Gary Baseman has been one of the busiest and most successful commercial artists for almost three decades. His illustration...

Not By Bread Alone: A Deaf-Blind Theater Troupe Makes Its U.S. Premiere

Seamus McKiernan | Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts
Seamus McKiernan

When is the last time you saw a play with a blind actor? What about a deaf-blind actor? How about an entire cast of deaf-blind actors maneuvering the stage with precision and poise as they dance and act -- and bake bread? That's the premise of Not By Bread Alone.

When Voices Met Visions

Tom Teicholz | Posted 02.21.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

Here's a challenge: Let's say you had $1.1 million to give away on a program to inspire people working in Jewish organizations as well as the people who find themselves in their public spaces.

The United States: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

With the holiday season upon us, it might be a good idea to take a bird's-eye view of the American museum scene, here in California and elsewhere across the country.

Women Hold Up Half The Sky

Kate Grant | Posted 04.15.2012 | Arts
Kate Grant

The exhibit challenges you to open your eyes, open your mind, open your heart, and most of all to act to improve the lot of the world's women. The enemy is not men. The enemy is indifference and its evil twin inaction.

Nicholas Kristof On Why He Champions Women's Rights

Tabby Biddle | Posted 01.14.2012 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Javaria lives near Lahore, Pakistan. Her mother, Saima Muhammad, was routinely beaten by her husband. Then Saima started a successful embroidery bus...

Carmageddon: With Only A Few Hours Left, LA Preps

AP | JOHN ROGERS and DAISY NGUYEN | Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — When the sun rises above Los Angeles on Saturday, residents in this car-dependent, traffic-choked city will see a rare sight: a 10...

Local Businesses Inevitably Hurt By 405 Closure

Posted 08.09.2011 | Los Angeles

While the planned closure of a large swathe of the 405 over the weekend of July 15 through 17 should save weekday commuters from a potential traffic n...

Meklit Hadero: Diva in the Works

Michal Shapiro | Posted 06.19.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Finding one's voice in any field can be a lifelong pursuit. Meklit Hadero has found her voice early on. And by that I mean her voice, quite literally, is distinct.

Theatre of the Right Damn Now -- The Great Game: Afghanistan tours the US

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

I knew very few facts about the history of our almost 10 years running war partner. Until this play. This is not historical drama, it is dramatized history.

We Need Discussions, Not Debates

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

What makes Christopher Hitchens such a capable and persuasive debater is a mixture of his ides, arguments, and charm. But it's also the words he chooses and the way he presents them.

WEST COAST ART: This Week's Top Exhibitions From Sante Fe to LA

ArtScene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ArtScene

Tom Orr, "Flow," 2007, aluminum rods, wood, laminate, 59 x 26 x 16", at Marty Walker Gallery. Continuing through September 10, 2010 Marty Walker Ga...

CARS Catalyzes Cultural Community

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

Community Arts Resources' mission emphasizes the development of public space in Los Angeles, a concept that may seem oxymoronic to some Angelenos.

The Kids Off the Couch Guide for Families in LA: Cool Stuff for Smart Parents

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

If the weatherman is right, it's gonna be a Blue Sky, White Sand and Red Bikini weekend, so start planning to get a little culture.

Masters of Persian Music Again Evolve Iran

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

While I understand the plight of the Western classical world in trying to sustain its heritage, this type of music never really grabbed my attention. ...