There's a line from As You Like It carved into the ceiling of the New Amsterdam Room. It reads, "I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad.'' I imagine that a good many people are going to be made merry once they get the chance to experience this new musical comedy.
My friend finally growled out, "I know what you are, you're a Libertarian Democrat." Had he labeled me correctly? Has my world view devolved into conflicting combinations of Liberalism and Libertarianism? If so, must these "brands" be mutually exclusive?
Was Gene Autry, the "singing cowboy" on TV and in the movies, really a radical? I just discovered this Autry recording of the pro-labor song "The Death of Mother Jones," about the great radical union organizer -- Mary Harris Jones, sometimes called the "most dangerous woman in America."
Winning the lottery has not always been the ticket to paradise. But if people use the money wisely, for a purpose, and with financial security being their number one priority, it might allow them to get closer to that elusive dream of happiness.
In his feature film debut, Nancy, Please, director Andrew Semans has created a slyly disturbing tragicomedy that explores how a life strategy built around wallowing in one's own victimhood can lead to a rapid, and quite mortifying, undoing.
I have some advice for those people at AEG/Staples Center who are slugging it out with another faction for the right to build a new football stadium in LA. Let them have it... and steal their thunder by building a fabulous polo field!
With the 405 shutting down, I find myself excited for my upcoming Westside staycation. City officials may encourage us to leave, but this list of the amazing things we can do locally illustrates just how great being a Westsider is.
Jon Stewart is a true genius. But he's a comic genius. And without even being a true journalist he brilliantly managed to do what no one else has done: get Fox to admit that it's a politically biased television network.
When pundits labeled last year's presidential campaign "divisive" and "dirty," I had to laugh. The champion of all dirty races in this century, in fact, was the 1934 contest between Upton Sinclair and Frank Merriam.