It's been over sixty years since the Holocaust, but time has not faded the memories for those who survived it. And as part of this year's 27th Israel Film Festival, a tribute will be made to the Holocaust survivors and their families with a special screening of the documentary Numbered at the Saban ... More >>
No matter how much new art continues to appear, an age-old question remains: what makes something art?
No one knows that question better than art historian, author and professor Richard Meyer. The Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History at Stanford University recently released a new book ... More >>
Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman and Abraham Lincoln are a few of the major figures people think of when it comes to the Civil War. But you won't find any of these people featured in the California African American Museum's new exhibit.
Instead, "African American Military Portraits from the Ameri ... More >>
When Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista says the phrase "Drinko de Mayo," he is far from bitter. He doesn't rant about how Cinco de Mayo has been subjected to brutal commercialization and stripped of its authenticity. It is, after all, difficult to really critique the Mexican beer companies for divesting t ... More >>
Last week was Yom HaShoah, the official day of Holocaust remembrance, a commemoration with good intentions that nonetheless brings up feelings of ambivalence in many Jews I know.
One friend remarked, "Every day is Holocaust remembrance day at my house," indicating she does not share her parents' pa ... More >>
It was a simpler time. A time of corn cobs hanging over the head of Adolf Hitler. Of flirty potatoes seducing us with Betty Boop eyelashes. Of obese blonde children meting out American superiority with their thunderous thighs. It was WWII, the golden era of propaganda, and no one did it better tha ... More >>
Tonight, Barack Obama referred to a past generation's "Sputnik moment" during the State of the Union address, and mentioned the lack of one for this generation.
We disagree--they might have had a Sputnik moment, but we had a Sigue Sigue Sputnik moment.
And it's still awesome after all these year ... More >>
Photo credit: Amazon.comThe Classical CookbookEat like the ancient Romans at Getty Villa's class, "The Pleasure of Empire: Food and Cooking in Ancient Rome," held this Thursday and again on Saturday at the museum. Historian Andrew Dalby and chef Sally Grainger, authors of "The Classical Cookbook," ... More >>
Tomorrow's L.A. Times carries an obituary for Ida Kinney, a onetime Rosie the Riveter who became a civil rights pioneer. Working at a Lockheed plant in Burbank during WWII, Kinney was barred from joining the plant's union. She fought this policy and helped overturn it.The Times' piece and previous p ... More >>