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Stoner Zodiac

In celebration of 4/20, the marijuana holiday, we take a different view of astrology. Even those who scoff at it, can rarely resist reading astrology columns to meet their inner selves; get life advice; see hints about the future. The stars, say believers, tell us who we are. Show More Summary

I'll Stop Saying 'Sorry' If You Do, Too

The word "sorry" is the biggest little word in the world. Last week, my boyfriend leaned in to kiss my cheekbone, misjudged his angle of approach and my eyelashes poked him straight in the eye. I immediately apologized and he laughed...Show More Summary

Water-wise in Beverly Hills

With headlines like "Big water users like Beverly Hills, Newport hit hardest by Brown order," Beverly Hills is being portrayed in the media, including the LA Times, as a water hog in our drought-stricken state. Beyond such headlines,...Show More Summary

Indra Devi Was Not Just a Nice Old Lady

The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West By Michelle Goldberg 352 pages hardcover $26.96 June 2015 I grew up around some of the biggest names in Yoga, yet never was much attracted to it. Show More Summary

10 Tips on How to Make it in L.A.

As a recent transplant from New York, I am quickly realizing that moving across the country to Los Angeles is like moving to another planet. I've really had a hard time acclimating to my new home. People just don't operate with the same fast-paced, "go-get-em" attitude as they do back on the east coast, and it was a bit troubling at first. Show More Summary

Union-Busting Huntington Hospital Gets Into the Voter Suppression Game

Huntington Hospital nurse Dolly Farquhar with two colleagues from the critical care unit How low will Huntington Memorial Hospital stoop to undermine its nurses' union drive? Dolly Farquhar -- who has worked at the Pasadena, California...Show More Summary

My State of the City

Watching Mayor Eric Garcetti give his eloquent State of the City address from the Valley Performing Acts Center at Cal State Northridge got me thinking about my own performance this past year when it comes to key indicator data likeShow More Summary

Hidden in Plain Sight: Great Art in Downtown LA

So, my friends, here is the latest. For the next two weeks, I am off to France for a press trip, organized by the Poitou-Charentes region in Western France. How can I say no? The region is famous for its ancient Roman history, medieval architecture, plenty of small museums, and beautiful landscapes - including the area known as Cognac. Show More Summary

A Bunch of Guys, A Few Dolls Make Dated Yet Enjoyable Theatre

Segerstrom Center for the Arts -- Christopher Swan as Nathan Detroit and Lauren Weinberg as Adelaide in the national tour of GUYS AND DOLLS -- Photo by Gary Emord-Netzley It's sexist, dated, it's simplistic, and stereotypical; and by many of today's standards, it's actually politically incorrect given the women-as-property tone. Show More Summary

Through the Looking-Glass With Obama on Iran

It would be a grave mistake to ignore the Holocaust in any serious discussion of the P5+1 Iranian nuclear "deal." Let's be clear. Godwin's law is not applicable here for one simple reason: this isn't an apples-to-oranges situation, in...Show More Summary

Readers Rule: The 'LA Times' Festival of the Book

For the second year in a row I will be volunteering at the LA Times Festival the Books where over 150,000 readers gather to celebrate books. Since you visit these pages, I'd be willing to bet the house that you consciously and purposefully devote some of your time and energy and imagination, and resources to reading books. Show More Summary

The Nature of Art: This Artweek.LA (April 13, 2015)

Magic and Realism | The pairing of work by photographers Bill Leigh Brewer and Osceola Refetoff -- contemporaries working independently -- explores photography's paradoxical capacity to simultaneously document and interpret the world around us, to elicit fresh details and construct new experiences and narratives from its raw materials. Show More Summary

The 16 U.S. Cities That Top Every Internet List for Being Awesome

By: Matt Meltzer Next to pro sports teams and maybe famous citizens not named Pauly Shore, nothing gets people talking city pride like a "best-of" Internet list. "Most Livable City," or "Sexiest City," or "Best Small Town to Start aShow More Summary

Heritage - Stunning French Wine Bar Comes to Beverly Hills

all photos by Jay Today's Los Angeles Times has an op-ed headlined "L.A.'s Parched Bar Scene," which opines that the city of Los Angeles makes it very difficult for a neighborhood bar to even get opened. It proclaims that the bar scene is mediocre, unbecoming of a great metropolis. Show More Summary

A Gin Cocktail History Tour of Old Hollywood

Long before craft brews and premium vodkas, Hollywood's favorite alcohol of choice was gin. Few other cocktails personify the old-world glamor of debonair leading men and sultry screen sirens than the martini, a simple, elegant mix of gin and vermouth with a garnish of olives or lemon twist. Show More Summary

The Most Iconic Bar in Every State (and DC)

By: Lee Breslouer The first known use of the word iconic comes from 1656, and, though most of these bars haven't been around quite that long, some come damn close. Our rules for choosing an iconic bar were simple: it has to have been around since at least 1990, it has to be famous, and people need to still love going there. Show More Summary

Now you See 'Em... Now you Don't

This year, the Los Angeles Dodgers have already sold over 3 million tickets and probably will have an attendance of 4 million, give or take, by the time the season ends. But the truly amazing thing about this figure is that less viewers than that will be able to watch Dodgers (home) games on television. Show More Summary

Sunday Brunching: Terrine

Ritualistic in Los Angeles, Sunday brunch inspires us to find quality midday meals across the city... preferably al fresco. Rarely returning to a spot more than once, we eagerly secured ressies at Terrine after they recently announced weekend brunch. Show More Summary

Sustainable Business in LA: One Cup at a Time

Last week's announcement by Mayor Eric Garcetti of the Sustainable City pLAn has gotten Angelenos' attention. Indeed many around the world seem to have noticed and are now looking to LA, yes Los Angeles, for leadership on large cityShow More Summary

Taking Away My Daughter's Hard-Earned Rights

At 10 a.m., the doorbell rang and I greeted my daughter's court-appointed attorney. Addie, my Halloween baby, turned 18 a few months ago and she celebrated with a dozen friends -- hot tubbing and pizza, followed by a horror film. She...Show More Summary

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