Three of four arsenic drugs used in animal feed have been banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Yes, that's right -- that means that up until now, arsenic was used in animal feed. The drugs -- roxarsone, carbarsone and arsanilic acid -- were added to feed for chicken, turkeys and pigs ... More >>
Air France is under fire for transporting monkeys and other primates to what could be their last destinations -- small cages housing them in between scientific experiments. That's the claim of L.A.-based Last Chance for Animals (LCA), which recently announced it has put up not one but two billboard ... More >>
What is it about Christy Wilhelmi's three-minute tip-of-the-week podcast Gardenerd that makes it feel like essential listening? Is it that it's so short and informative? Or maybe that Wilhelmi's pealing bell voice makes everything garden-related -- even getting rid of pesky powdery mildew -- sound e ... More >>
By Chris Parker It's as though the sad, lamentable death of recorded music was accompanied by a kick-ass wake. Sure, label executives have had to sell their fancy homes and put their kids in public schools, but the rest of us have been feasting on a musical smorgasbord. Nothing better exemplifies ... More >>
For many of us whose idea of good food is a bowl of olives, a plate of mezze, a huge dish of paella or Catalan soup or lamb with couscous, Nancy Harmon Jenkins' cookbook The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, or her newer The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, is one of the basic books of the kitchen. First ... More >>
Confused about the measures and races on Tuesday's ballot? This California Voter Guide for November 6, 2012 contains a summary of all state measures and several key races. It does not take a position but does touch on controversies, polls and analysis. Proposition 30: Jerry Brown's Tax Hike Governo ... More >>
What makes Eddie run?
svquest.comJean and Scott Adam, L.A.'s gutsiest missionaries, hand out Bibles in the Cook IslandsUpdate: Jean and Scott Adam were fatally shot on their boat by pirates, authorities said today -- even as U.S. Navy ships trailed the vessel. Two pirates were then killed and 13 were captured, acc ... More >>
Scandal cuts into her support among Latinos
Looks like this time they picked the wrong country
... and the sexual differences between us and them (the French, not the politicians)
Scheduled for five nights at the Kodak, comedian talks Bible Belt, Napoleon, spelunking and the future of The Riches
Also, In the Shadow of the Moon, The Hunting Party and more
Question time with rock legend Eric Burdon. (You can ask him just about anything — but please, quit bugging him about Hendrix!)
Coming out for Hizballah on the streets of L.A.
Oriana Fallaci asks: Is Muslim immigration to Europe a conspiracy?
Bernard-Henri Lévy on American sex, American religion and American Vertigo
Can California stop air pollution out at sea?
Filmmakers face up to the Rwandan genocide
The new documentary Control Room shows the way Arabs and Americans look at the same events and see two entirely different things
The Vaults of Erowid supplies the ultimate trip buddy: information
On election eve, should Putin’s power be feared?
John Powers in the land of no culture, surreal Cancún
Republicans not with them are now the enemy, too
Scenes from the first days of war coverage
Bush tries to reorder the world in his declaration of war
Politics may be a drag, but kids today are turning Green instead of tuning out
Can the Exorcist save us from genetically modified foods, or is it another freak in disguise?
The Middle East, according to Robert Fisk
Why the three-day trade summit will fail
Tim Miller faces exile
Prescience and error in The Communist Manifesto