Updated at the bottom: Health experts say only some types of bacterial meningitis are spread person-to-person, these types are not as contagious as flu and are not sexually transmitted. The CDC says there is no increased risk among gays and no rationale for county officials to alter their approach. ... More >>
Update: Shaad family releases a statement about the tragedy, after the jump.
That's what a lot of people in West Hollywood were feeling after hearing the news that Brett Shaad, a gay man and lawyer in his early 30s, was announced brain dead after contracting bacterial meningitis. As of Frid ... More >>
Brett Shaad, the West Hollywood lawyer and resident who had contracted bacterial meningitis, was taken off life support on Saturday evening and died at 6:42 p.m., according to a Shaad family statement.
Shaad, a gay man, was being treated at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Beverly Hills. His tragedy has be ... More >>
So what did David Chang pass around at last night's UCLA science and food lecture? After Rene Redzepi handed out seaweed ice cream at the previous lecture, expectations were perhaps higher than they'd be at a normal university event, where people do not generally get experimental snacks. The Momofuk ... More >>
It's one thing to wake up to a heroic graphic design of your face on the cover of TIME, a la Sarah Mason of Occupy L.A.
It's another to wake up to an unflattering (and even more unflatteringly manipulated) photo of yourself on a New York City billboard, and all over the Internet, posing as a fat gu ... More >>
Flickr/DoubleM2From The Fire-Side Picture Alphabet of Humour and Droll Moral Tales,1858 by Mayhew and BakerPretty soon Los Angeles won't be the only major city to grade its restaurants like Nathaniel Hawthorne characters. On Tuesday, The New York City Board of Health voted to begin giving let ... More >>