Imagine (1) somehow finding yourself among a group of apprehensive "fresh fish" being badgered and browbeaten by a brutal prison guard as he processes you through a penitentiary populated by Hannibal Lecter-esque psychotics and the lobotomized victims of grizzly, Mengele-like inmate experiments.
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Richard Serra, the sculptor whose maze-like steel cylinders take up half the first floor of LACMA's Broad Contemporary building, made an uncharacteristically overt political drawing in 2004. In heavy, rough black crayon, he drew that disturbingly hooded Abu Ghraib prisoner with arms outstretched. He ... More >>
Day at the DMV.Long the subject of deep academic research and study, it looks like the mystery of the mean DMV worker has finally been solved.
The USC Marshall School of Business, with the help of Stanford University and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, have concl ... More >>
"When I die of embarrassment, please don't bury me in this."Duncan Birmingham is the author of the blog turned book Pets Who Want to Kill Themselves. He lives in Los Angeles, where it's happy and sunshiny every single day and yet cats and dogs and guinea pigs live in silent agony.
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The scene outside MSNBC's outdoor RNC studio at St. Paul's Rice Park, just outside Xcel Center.
BY VANESSA SILVERTON-PEEL
The 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle were like the Big Bang in the evolution of modern police tactics and policies toward protesters. When the political b ... More >>