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LA's King of Collaboration Gets Street of His Own

Leonard Aube waited at the podium as the standing ovation thundered around him, making any attempt to speak futile. At last, the applause ended and people began sit down. That's when Len, who is executive director of the Annenberg Foundation, pulled out a small red camera. Show More Summary

Fifty Shades of White, and More...

In spite of less-than-positive reviews, Fifty Shades of Grey has become a box office hit. I haven't read the book, and I'm not planning to see the movie, but I have to admit, I do like the title. Last Sunday, the Broad museum had a one-day invitation-only sneak peak preview of its top third floor gallery. Show More Summary

"The Night Alive" - Irish & Intriguing at Geffen Playhouse!

all photos from Geffen Playhouse I have always had an affinity for plays by and/or about the Irish, probably because of a class in Irish literature I took long ago at NYU Uptown (when there was an NYU Uptown). So I went to Conor McPherson's...Show More Summary

A New Wave of Democracy, and How Corporations Are Trying to Silence Your Voice and Your Choice

President's Day is an appropriate time to reflect on the state of our U.S. democracy. And there is some very good news across the country about the spread of local democracy, but you have not heard or read much about it in the mainstream media. Show More Summary

9 Ways Random Acts of Kindness Can Heal a Lonely Heart

When I think about the Monday nights in the summer of 2014, my insides soar. Each Monday was spent doing a different random act of kindness around New York City. On two of the evenings, a group from my church and I gave out free balloons to about a hundred people we encountered. Show More Summary

Hollywood's Necessary Not-Niceness

The billion people who will watch the 2015 Academy Awards got a great gift last week from Amy Pascal, the recently fired co-chair of Sony Pictures, who said this to Tina Brown at a Women in the World conference in San Francisco: "We all live in this weird thing called Hollywood. Show More Summary

Dear Parking Cop, I Am Issuing You a Ticket for Inhumanity

Dear Parking Cop, You ripped my heart out of my chest and tossed it -- bloody, beating, and trailed by ragged, wildly flailing veins and arteries -- to the bumpy asphalt next to your hard shiny boot. Here I am, going about my day, trying...Show More Summary

Oldies But Goodies

February 12th, 2015 is going to be remembered as a tragic day for the megalopolis of Los Angeles and will be felt throughout the Southwest. Yesterday I was toggling back and forth on my radio dial between KPFK, NPR, KCRW, KUSC, and KXLU, when I paused on the latter to listen to Ralphi Pagan's, Make It With You, an oldie from back in the day, 1971. Show More Summary

"50 Shades of Grey" Is Sexy & Sensational!

all photos from Focus Features How ironic was it to open Universal's '50 SHADES OF GREY' on Valentine's Day? That commercially-romantic holiday was actually the perfect timing for this commercially-romantic movie. Romantic? Yes, I was...Show More Summary

The Spirit of Public Service

Would you give away $50,000 of your salary? Would you do it if you believed in something? Perhaps a cause greater than yourself? That is the true spirit of public service. In our Founding days when our forefathers were contemplatingShow More Summary

How to Love L.A. in 5 Simple Steps

At first blush, Los Angeles is like a supermodel at a cocktail party -- foreboding and hard to approach. Its 468 square miles make it the sixth largest city in the continental United States. But live here long enough and you come to see L.A. Show More Summary

15 Things Never to Say to an Angeleno

By Leah Pietrusiak for the Orbitz Travel Blog Los Angeles is a nice place to visit -- if you don't enrage the locals by saying any of these 15 things. 1. Oh, look, there's someone famous! Quick! Get a selfie. When you live in Los Angeles, it's very likely you'll see a Kardashian walking out of a 24-hour pharmacy at odd hours. Show More Summary

7 Reasons Being Older Is Better

There are lots of spinmeisters working the aging beat these days. I know this because, well, I'm one of them. We parrot things like "60 is the new 40," and "you are only as old as you feel." While both those statements are in many cases true, there are times they make me cringe a little because their underlying message is this: It sucks to be older. Show More Summary

One Billion Rising in Los Angeles: Ending Violence Against Women & Girls

One Billion Rising last year in West Hollywood. Photo courtesy of One Billion Rising - Los Angeles. On Sunday night at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, President Obama took to the stage with a video message inviting the millions of people watching to join a new campaign, #ItsOnUs, to end violence against women and girls. Show More Summary

Art... I Love You, I Love You Not

With Valentine's Day knocking on our doors, love -- plenty of love -- is waiting for us to make our choices and pronounce: "I love you, I love you not." Here are a few ideas for art adventures I want to offer you and your significant...Show More Summary

Here's A Little Something for You, Cupid!

Valentine's Day is very labor intensive for parents, so throw yourself into making the cookies and valentines - we've got your weekend planning covered. For more stories, check us out online at The Family Savvy.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Andrew Berends, Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker

Berends's work put him in great peril back in 2008, when he was detained by the Nigerian government while filming Delta Boys, a firsthand look at rebels in the river oil towns of that resource-rich yet vastly impoverished country -- Africa's most populous. Show More Summary

My Q and A With Jonah Berger, Author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On

Contagious: Why Things Catch On established Jonah Berger as a thought leader on a subject with big implications for the future of media: why we share. As The Huffington Post launches What's Working, an editorial initiative to doubleShow More Summary

Laying Pipe in The Lower 48

No one was surprised when the U.S. Senate recently passed a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, and though a new video featuring Julie Louis-Dreyfus urges all to sign the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) petition advising...Show More Summary

Will Regret, Significance or Accomplishment Win at the Oscars?

What film will win the Best Picture Oscar this year? Will it be the one with the greatest production accomplishment? Will it be the one that takes you deep inside a character's subjective world-view and makes you see life from his limited...Show More Summary

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