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My Conversation With Chris Darden: 'The Gloves Were a Hail Mary'

I’ve waited more than two decades to interview Chris Darden. As the main anchor for CNN’s gavel to gavel coverage of the O.J. Simpson criminal trial, I followed every moment of testimony and more. Yet, I never had the opportunity to sit and talk candidly and openly with the former prosecutor. Show More Summary

About Face -- My Journey From Fear To Facial Fan Girl

Every time I decide to indulge and visit a spa, I book a massage. And after every visit I tell myself that next time I'll book a facial -- my skin desperately needs it. But nonetheless, time and again, I find myself booking a massage instead. Show More Summary

Star Gazing In The City Of Angeles

You know that old saying, "The grass is always greener on the other side"? Well, I know plenty of East Coasters who bemoan our frigid winters and pine for some California dreamin' time. So, I put a call into our friend Jennifer McLaughlin, editor-in-chief of L.A. Show More Summary

Why California Should Vote Yes On Prop. 64 To Legalize The Adult Use Of Marijuana

This past week the California Adult Use of Marijuana Act ("AUMA") officially takes its place on the November ballot as Proposition 64. The measure qualified for the ballot earlier this week. Prop. 64 will allow adults 21 and older to...Show More Summary

Where to Dine Off the Expo Line

The recent debut of the Expo Line, the first of many public transportation initiatives to come in Los Angeles, spurs one question: Where will it take me to eat? The line spans from downtown to the Santa Monica Pier, and since I hail from the Westside, we'll start at the ocean and head east roughly halfway, to Culver City. Show More Summary

Seafood-Intensive Sawyer Kitchen & Bar Hits Silver Lake

With a name inspired by one of America's most iconic fictional characters -- Mark Twain's iconic Tom Sawyer -- this newly opened restaurant is already the hottest new eatery in Silver Lake. Sawyer's a great fit for the neighborhood,Show More Summary

Making Higher Wages a Reality in Los Angeles

On Friday, workers in the City of Los Angeles saw the minimum wage rise to $10.50 (or $10.00 for smaller employers)--the first of several annual steps on the way to $15 an hour by 2020 or 2021. This is great news--part of a dramaticShow More Summary

A Message to My Fellow Muslims: Don't Lose Hope

M. Hasna Maznavi is founder & president of The Women’s Mosque of America, the first women-led mosque in the nation. Hasna is also a WGA writer & filmmaker dedicated to changing the way Muslims are represented in mainstream American media. Show More Summary

The Hilton Chronicles: The Beverly Hilton's "Jack Story"

It was an interesting night at the Beverly Hills City Council last Tuesday. We were all treated to the municipal version of the "jack story" on a monumental scale. When we were little, my mother would sometimes tell us kids, "Let's not...Show More Summary

Homelessness in LA on the Rise with Solutions on the Horizon

Homelessness is many things. It is a symptom of poverty, substance dependency, mental health, sexual abuse, physical trauma, veteran discharge, dysfunctional family, or even an outgrowth of a faulty foster care system that terminates...Show More Summary

Friends, Lovers, Legends King And Goffin Classic Duo, Classic Theatre In Biographical Musical 'Beautiful'

At Pantages Theatre Hollywood Through July 17th Abby Mueller as King at the Pantages There I was, Row B, Seat 102 on my feet, screaming, adoring, with Cheryl Tiegs standing in front of me applauding wildly, my former colleague KarenShow More Summary

Three Books, Three Ladies On My Nightstand

For some mysterious reason, three dramatically different books ended up on my nightstand -- three books written by three authors, all of them women. Over the past few weeks, these books and these ladies kept me happy and intrigued night...Show More Summary

When Kanye West And Vincent Desiderio Meet: Some Thoughts On The Recycling And Repurposing Of Images

I think of painter Vincent Desiderio as a living master and one hell of a hard worker. His epic 24-foot-wide canvas, Sleep, which depicts a dozen fitfully sleeping nudes in rumpled sheets, is a haunting, hard-won painting that reflects the many insomniac months that Desiderio spent laying in bed while being treated for cancer. Show More Summary

Glass Slide atop Skyscraper in LA is Terrifyingly Fun

Yes, it's true, there is a glass slide at the top of a skyscraper in Downtown LA, and it's on the outside of the building, 1,000 feet up. I actually heard about it because someone posted a preview video of the daredevil slide on Facebook...Show More Summary

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Tips on How to Enjoy the Ballgame

With baseball season in full swing, it's time to take in an Angels game. Instead of sitting in traffic, eating a mediocre hot dog or hanging out at some dive bar after the game -- here are some tips and tricks to make the trip to Anaheim...Show More Summary

Dining as Performance Art, Monkeytown Los Angeles

"That was unbelievable" my friend and I both uttered almost in unison upon leaving Monkeytown - a new dining venture in downtown Los Angeles. To call it a meal would not be fitting. It was an art experience. Prior to entering the nondescript...Show More Summary

One Night Standoff

One Tuesday night, after a(n) (amazingly heart-piercing) show by the (amazingly heart-piercing) Amy Kuney at the Bootleg, my dear friend, ironysradiocheck and I are feeling a little prowly. We decide to hit up Tenants of the Trees to...Show More Summary

Hip Hop and Vivaldi? Oh, Yes!

I do like ballet, and I do like modern dance. But hip hop? Give me a break... That was my attitude until last weekend, when I attended a performance by the French group, Compagnie Käfig, at The Music Center. French choreographer, Mourad...Show More Summary

Mining the States of City Minds: 5

In "Mining the States of City Minds," a recent blog, I introduced my approach to experiencing the texture of city life in Venice, California and writing up the resulting stories with a type of literary journalism. This kind of writing,...Show More Summary

Fit For Travel? Because Fitness Doesn't Take a Vacation

We all know taking a vacation is important for our mental health and well-being. We need to unplug, recharge, break up the monotony of our routines and get away from it all. But, our fitness on the other hand doesn't need a vacation....Show More Summary

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