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Lexus Short Films: A Changing Grand Market Gets Its (Short) Moment in the Spotlight

There's no better sign that the center of L.A.'s gravity has shifted back downtown than the Weinstein Company deciding to showcase its 2014 Lexus Shorts project at L.A. Live. If Hollywood is willing to brave the 10 at rush hour to venture all the way from the Westside, you know the transition is complete. Show More Summary

Fitness After 50: Can You Be In The Best Shape Of Your Life, And Should You Even Try?

What happens to our bodies as we age is no fun to think about. Depending on your lifestyle, things can really start falling apart physically after only 30 or 35 years on this planet. Next thing you know you're staring down the barrel of the big Five "Oh No." I always knew I wanted to look good and feel strong as I aged. Show More Summary

There Will Be Art: This Artweek.LA (July 28, 2014)

Heads Will Roll | A group show curated by Kelly Thompson and featuring artists Alice Bag, Diane Gamboa, Meg Madison, Shizu Saldamando, Lorraine Scognamillo, Kelly Thompson and Sashiko Yuen. These seven strong, talented artists are united in their passion for living a creative lifestyle. Show More Summary

The Day I Brought A Mouse To The Office And Fell In Love With HuffPost

My apartment had a mouse infestation when my HuffPost internship began in 2010. Today is my last day with the company, and I find myself thinking about one mouse from that time in particular.  On one of my first days in the old intern office, I was filing a story on Michael Vick's pit bulls when my bag shuffled an inch across the desk. Show More Summary

I Am Not Adorable, So Please Stop Calling Me That

There's lots of discussion these days about what to call people as they grow older. Nobody likes "elderly"; "senior" and "senior citizen" are a scant improvement over "elderly"; and we can argue til the cows come home exactly what "older person" means. Show More Summary

Can LA's Communities Bank on Antonio Villaraigosa?

Antonio Villaraigosa Antonio Villaraigosa is in a bind. As L.A. mayor, Villaraigosa often sided with unions and community groups against business interests. For example, he signed a "responsible banking" law -- which requires banks seeking...Show More Summary

Dining Etiquette: 7 Foods Not to Order on a Job Interview

If you've made it to the second or third round of interviews, you may be invited to a follow-up interview conducted over a meal. There are a few dining tips to consider before walking through the restaurant door - namely what foods on the menu to steer clear from. Show More Summary

Peatin' Meetin' VI; Scotch Fest for Serious Drinkers

I'm a big whisky fan, but I have to admit that when it comes to peated Scotch, I'm a novice. Drinking something as smoky as Laphroaig for me is a bit of a chore. While I've come around to mezcal, even though I can usually taste thatShow More Summary

On LeBron James' Return to Cleveland: "The Best Location in the Nation"

The calls haven't stopped. Everyone still wants to know, "Well, how do you feel?" I've lived in L.A. for more than 20 years now, but rarely does news happen in Cleveland without me hearing from lots of folks asking for my thoughts on what it means for my beloved hometown. Show More Summary

David SK Lee, A Chinese-American Renaissance Man!

David SK Lee demonstrates a watch at his boutique. all photos by Jay There are collectors....and then there are collectors. The latter are the people who take the art/act of collecting 'something' to greater lengths than is normal. Like...Show More Summary

How Big Data Can Fight Climate Change in Los Angeles

You may be wondering - as I was before we started a project with the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation over a year ago - "what the heck does Big Data have to do with climate change?" To start, here's a piece from Climate Central that...Show More Summary

6 Ideas for Your August Weekend

The weekend delivered for LA Families -- music outside, parties in an art museum and more! For more ideas and features, please visit us online at The Family Savvy.

Ambitious But Problematic Cultural Projects

Having become one of the most important cultural centers, both national and international, Los Angeles imposes on us, Angelenos, certain pressures to keep up with the latest developments on its cultural front. For example, the Mike Kelley...Show More Summary

Can Smiles and Laughter Change the World?

I have a dream, perhaps naïve, of bringing the world together through smiles and laughter. Religion, diplomacy and democracy haven't succeeded so maybe it's time to focus on something more universal. And that is why I launched the first...Show More Summary

How Renewable Energy Will Completely Power California -- Get On Board or Get Left Behind

The world hasn't had a lot of good news lately, but a group of researchers at Stanford just gave us some that should get the attention of the public, policy-makers, and investors looking to get in before the competition. The study shows...Show More Summary

This Is Your Brain on Legal Drugs: Let's End the Drug War With a Minimum of Casualties by Following the Science

Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when the two thoughts contradict each other but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. Show More Summary

California Death Penalty Ruling Is a Bellwether for the Nation

On July 16, a federal judge ruled that California's death penalty is unconstitutional, a violation of the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. In a nation in which the death penalty is under close scrutiny...Show More Summary

How Finding My Father's iPhone Helped Me Mourn His Death

I recently flew down to the Virgin Islands to bury my father. As I was sifting through his very few belongings in the tiny room he had been inhabiting for the last 25 years, I found an old iPhone. It was like opening a treasure chest filled with digital artifacts -- emails, photos, apps, music. Show More Summary

They Are Children

Children are "fleeing for their lives," according to journalist Sonia Navario, who has investigated the root causes, circumstances, and plight of vulnerable migrants who have been traveling -- often by themselves at enormous risk --Show More Summary

Can Sex Work Make More Sense Than Working at Walmart? Hell, Yes

This morning, this article popped up in my Facebook feed: "Why Prostitution Can Make More Sense Than Working at Walmart." Yeah. No kidding. I agree. In the piece, former male prostitute David Henry Sterry, details how he exchanged...Show More Summary

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