"Grab the nearest stranger..." Oh shit. Here we go.
This is how film director and artist Miranda July chose to begin her performance piece Auction last night at Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA's Freud Playhouse.
Where we were sitting, the nearest stranger didn't want to be touched, and ... More >>
Cutting your food into bite-sized pieces might be just as obsessive-compulsive as an Order Muppet counting cookies on a plate before letting anyone eat them, but it turns out that doing exactly that may benefit your waistline, if not your O.C.D. tendencies: A study from Arizona State University rese ... More >>
California cooking icon Marion Cunningham died yesterday at the age of 90 from complications due to Alzheimer's. Famed updater of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, celebrated author, cooking teacher, and television host, Cunningham profoundly influenced the cooking habits of Americans.
That is to say, ... More >>
Here in California, marijuana is legal for just about any ailment you can dream up.
And while medical cannabis supporters have argued that the drug is a harmless tool for grandmothers with cancer who want to forget their pain and spark their appetites, there has been plenty of academic research on ... More >>
OK, let's just get this out of the way: "Benincasa" is a pretty funny name for someone who's agoraphobic.
Sara Benincasa, who has gobs of credits as a comic, sex-chat show host and TV performer, signs her book on her bout with the anxiety disorder, Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom, tonigh ... More >>
GridLink's Jon ChangWho: GridLink, Phobia, and Maruta
Where: The Roxy
When: Sunday, August 14, 2011
The Crowd: Dozens of metalheads shaking off a hangover from Saturday, including some familiar faces braving this show after spending all of the previous day at The Power Of The Riff.
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MAPSShould soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan get treated for post-traumatic stress disorder with ... weed?
A proposal to study whether or not marijuana can help vets cope with PTSD is gaining steam. The New York Times took a look at the idea from the California-based Multidiscipli ... More >>
'Born on the 4th of July'Tom Cruise as vet Ron Kovich.Strange days for the pro-pot crowd.
While medical marijuana is increasingly legal across the land (in 15 states and counting), and the administration of President Obama has had a strangely adversarial relationship to medicinal pot (after ... More >>
Men and women who dodge (and sometimes take) bullets for their country as members of the U.S. armed forces cannot be prescribed medical marijuana by Veterans Affairs doctors, according to the Drug Policy Alliance.
The V.A. states that the no-medical-marijuana policy, which applies to states ... More >>