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Critics Suffer For Art Too

latimes.com | March 30, 2011 | Posted 05.29.2011 | Arts

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa cannot be ignored. Neither, alas, can the 405. In recent days, for instance, the Vienna Philharmon...

Happiness Research Ranks Commuting Low: My Car-free Commute (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

The rewards associated with longer commutes -- a bigger house, a higher salary or better schools -- don't fully compensate for the sacrifices we end up making by working so far from home.

Humane Alternatives for Horse-Drawn Carriages

Bill de Blasio | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill de Blasio

After years of trying to reform the industry, the time has come for New York City to turn the page, and finally embrace safer, more humane alternatives to the horse-drawn carriages.

Stephen Soderbergh Affair: 'Two-Night Stand' Leads To Baby: Source

E! Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The woman, who is named Lawrencina Anderson, claims she and the Traffic director had "sexual intercourse on many occasions covering all possible dates...

Fashion Week Producers Warns Neighbors Of Traffic Threat

dnainfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPPER WEST SIDE -- Designers are still hemming their apparel for this month's Fashion Week, but some streets around Lincoln Center are already snagged...

Mondo Amore, a Mission Bell and Joey's Song: Conversations With Amos Lee, Nicole Atkins and Michael Gomoll

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Shark-Catching Nations Fail To Protect Threatened Species

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ROME — Two environmental groups on Thursday accused the 20 countries that catch the most sharks of failing to fulfill promises made to the U.N. ...

Ten Reasons Facebook May Not Be Worth $50 Billion

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

Caveat emptor striga Architeuthis dux. That's Latin, more or less, for "buyer beware of great vampire squid."

Traffic Lights Get Smarter With Redesign

GOOD | By Cliff Kuang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

If you stop to think about it, the humble traffic light, which began appearing on streets in the 1900s, hasn't really evolved at the same rate as our ...

Egypt's Deadly Roads

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

Anyone who has been to Cairo knows that navigating through poorly maintained roads and overcrowded streets is a hazardous endeavor.

Steven Soderbergh Retiring, Says Matt Damon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

What does an Academy Award-winning director do next? Apparently, go be a painter. Matt Damon told The Los Angeles Times that his long time collaborat...

DEVELOPING: Police Investigating Suspicious Vehicle Parked Outside Midtown Westin

dnainfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Police closed sections of West 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue as they investigated reports of a suspicious vehicle parked outside the West...

PHOTOS: RADIO: Daft Punk's TRON Soundtrack, Russell Brand's New Book, And Colin Firth DJs On Air

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Catch a preview of Daft Punk's TRON: Legacy soundtrack, Russell Brand on My Booky Wook 2, Colin Firth steps in as a guest DJ, a discussion of logos go...

It's About Time

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I was born more than three weeks past my due date and haven't been on time for anything since. In fact, I have such a reputation for tardiness that people have said I will be late to my own funeral, which is fine with me because I am in no big hurry to get there.

Over 1,000 Illegal Tiger Parts Seized In Past Decade

AP | DENIS D. GRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BANGKOK — More than 1,000 parts of tigers slain by poachers across Asia have been seized over the past decade, raising fears that the big cats a...

A Dear John Letter About the Wilshire Subway to the Westside

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Public transportation in this gridlocked city is now not just a convenience. It is a necessity like water and power.

Alzheimer's Patient Rides Tricycle for 10 Miles, Causes Traffic Jam

nypost.com | JOHN DOYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Motorists stuck in a massive traffic jam yesterday on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn couldn't believe their eyes when they saw the cause -- an 89-year-o...

Where Are We?

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Gyllenhaal

I was deep in a bad traffic jam last night, wondering how many of us nowadays just work too damn hard -- lemmings -- barely having time to breathe -- ...

Gotthard Base Tunnel, World's Longest, Drilling Completed In Switzerland (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEDRUN, Switzerland (AP) - Swiss engineers smashed through the last stretch of rock Friday to create the world's longest tunnel, sparking a national g...

VIDEO: Local Band Causes Massive Traffic Jam On 101 In Publicity Stunt

AP/HuffPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A rock band will have to face the music after blocking a Los Angeles freeway and performing atop its trailer. California Highway P...

Commuter Pain Relief - Taking Back Personal Control

Elaine Masters | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Masters

Driving is really an automatic skill and most of us drive the same roads day in and out. This can be dangerous as we become less aware of our surroundings and can reduce reaction times.

In The Public Interest : Public Transportation, The Wave Of The Future

Erin Steva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erin Steva

High-maintenance, tech-savvy and outspoken are just a few of the terms describing Generation Y. But car free? According to Ad Age, the millennial coho...

Obama's Infrastructure Bank, the Party of No and Bike Lanes in Brooklyn

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Imagine a pair of roomy bike lanes hugging the park-side curb of a broad boulevard of pre-war mansions and stately apartment houses.

Breathing Room for People and Their Cars

Don Jue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Don Jue

Finding new ways to reduce congestion will help reduce stress in our lives, improve economic productivity and help cut harmful emissions.

LA Road Warriors: Commuter Stress Taking Its Toll

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

Today's commuting environment isn't just an unpleasant daily reality we have to resign ourselves to; it's a very real health hazard.