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The All-Too-Common Story of an Extraordinary Young Man

Two years ago this week, we were with Derrick. He was 15 then. Young and impressionable and in search of living a good life with strong direction. He had asked my husband, Evan, to baptize him. The two of them stood outside the church that Sunday for pictures beforehand. Show More Summary

A Foundation for Change in Post-Ferguson America

The slaying of Michael Brown has cast a tragic pall over race relations in America, and the faces of his heart-broken parents provide the emblematic image of the summer of 2014. It should have been otherwise. As the investigation into...Show More Summary

7 Things You Absolutely Must Try Underwater

By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz blog Underwater basket weaving may sound like a jokey slacker college course, but truth can be stranger than fiction. Submerge yourself in these real-life underwater activities you can add to your bucket...Show More Summary

Teachers, Like Mr. Keating, Deserve Due Process, Support, and Our Respect

Co-authored by Kevin Lindsey of First Focus As the nation pays tribute to and reflects on the life and work of Robin Williams, it is notable that Williams earned Academy Award nominations and one Oscar for his incredible portrayal of teachers dedicated to making personal connections to young people that are both inspiring and life-changing. Show More Summary

WATCH: What Is A 'Sexy Body'? This Remarkable Model's Photos Are Redefining That Answer

What if you could choose body parts like you choose a pair of shoes? And what if these prosthetics could help you do new things and express new parts of yourself? Aimee Mullins shares what she calls the poetry of prosthetics. We want to know what you think. Show More Summary

It Came From Roswell, a Sci Fi Musical Love Story, Descends Upon NoHo

"People of Earth, what is your problem?" asks the beautiful alien, Nine-O, in It Came From Roswell -- a question that resonates at the heart of this sweet, wacky, playful science-fiction musical. It Came From Roswell, part The Day The Earth Stood Still and part A Prairie Home Companion - is approaching its closing weekend at the NoHo Arts Center. Show More Summary

7 Things That Are Not Like Rape

This week in stupid, men are lamenting that they are expected to make sure they aren't raping people. Chris Herries, a senior at Stanford University, complained to Bloomberg News that the burden is on men to not rape. There's an assumption...Show More Summary

Ferguson: The Untold Story

Think you have a pretty good idea of what's going on in Ferguson, Missouri? You may not, even if you've been watching a lot of cable news. Especially if you've been watching a lot of cable news. If the media's job is to give viewers and readers an accurate and full idea of what's really going on, we have to acknowledge that there is a long way to go. Show More Summary

In the Wake of the Shooting Death of Ezell Ford, the Elephant Has Outgrown the Room: It's Time to Re-Imagine Law Enforcement

On August 11, at 8:10 PM two anti-gang unit officers shot an unarmed Ezell Ford in the Newton area of Los Angeles. The official police statement says they shot Ford after a struggle ensued during an "investigative stop" when Ford tried...Show More Summary

Single and Doing Just Fine

"How do you like college?" "I love it." "So do you have a boyfriend?" "No." "Why?" This is usually how most conversations go with adults, former classmates, or anyone else I catch up with when I am home. On the outside, I smile and say...Show More Summary

The LAPD and Modern Policing

There has been a lot of concern recently over the militarization of police forces. It started with the LAPD. The founder of the modern Los Angeles police force was William Parker. Taking over after a series of scandals, Parker made the force a national model. Show More Summary

The Bromance Is Gone

You trying to say I lost my edge, bro? Just because I love my cat. And petting its soft fur. And rubbing its droopy belly. And kissing it on its wet nose. Somehow that makes me less cool? Just because I like pressing my face into its haunches. Show More Summary

Malaysian Food Is Hot, Spicy, Delicious..and Here!

Christina is the Malaysian food ambassador. all photos by Jay This story is about a month late. I originally intended to run it in late July but a tragic incident put it on hold. To explain: I was invited to dinner recently by a lovely...Show More Summary

The Fire This Time

I remember the stunned reaction of so many Americans back in the summer of 2005 when legions of poor black people in desperate circumstances seemed to have suddenly and inexplicably materialized in New Orleans during the flooding that...Show More Summary

Fall Out Boy and Paramore Save Rock and Roll in Irvine, CA

The high octane MonumenTour rocked through Irvine California Saturday night with co-headliners Fall Out Boy and Paramore at the Verizon Amphitheater. The show packed a one two punch as both bands brought their best game to the packed...Show More Summary

Art Behind the Glass: 1886 Bar Guys Prove Two Heads Are Better Than One

There were two opposing adages that came to mind when I was tasting the new summer cocktails at 1886 Bar at The Raymond in Pasadena -- two heads are better than one, and beware of too many cooks in the kitchen (apparently they can spoil the broth). Show More Summary

I'm an American Citizen. If You Want to Remain a Cop, Don't Violate My Human Rights

In light of the horrific situation in Ferguson, an op-ed ran in today's Washington Post, chillingly titled, "I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me." Not "obey the law." "Don't challenge me." Here's a bit of what...Show More Summary

Mixologist Rob Floyd Talks Cocktail Secrets and Kama Sutra

What is it about enjoying a good cocktail that makes us feel so at ease? I suppose it has something to do with us being able to relax, no matter how bad we need that drink, and just get lost in the libation's calming taste. CocktailShow More Summary

Ferguson: With So Many Guns in America, Police Are Trained to Live in Fear

The fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American, by a white police officer has sparked protests and outrage in the small town of Ferguson, Missouri. It has also touched off debates throughout the United States on racial harassment by the police and the increasing militarization of ordinary law enforcement after 9/11. Show More Summary

London To Los Angeles: Emigration Tales

I arrived in Los Angeles on August 16, 2001. Eleven hours (and counting) before that, I had boarded a plane in London. I told the lovely Virgin Atlantic staff on the check-in desk that I was emigrating. I did my most winning smile. They upgraded me. Show More Summary

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