From Murphy Brown and 30 Rock to Sex and the City, New Girl and The Mindy Project, television shows have depicted women starting over, figuring out their lives and juggling their work-life balance. And for this genre, these ladies can thank Mary Tyler Moore. In her new book, Mary and Lou and Rhoda ... More >>
See also: *5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week Born in Mexico City, Ilona Katzew came to L.A. 13 years ago to assume a role at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as an associate curator of Latin American art. At the time, Latin American art was a component of a larger museum department that al ... More >>
A groundbreaking clinical trial to prevent paralysis and death right after a stroke by cooling the brain is underway, led by Cedars Sinai, that researchers say could change everything.The trial has been boosted from 50 to 400 patients with FDA approval, and used both "controlled hypothermia" and a " ... More >>
We spend most of the year criticizing Los Angeles' ugly buildings and other unfortunate aspects of the local built environment. Here's our chance to rundown some of the thoughtful, inspiring and downright stellar projects that make us L.A. proud, and that make our burg a better place in general.
Just call us the Bleeding Heart State: Yesterday, leading up to a U.S. Supreme Court decision in Texas that will determine once and for all the constitutionality of considering race in university admissions, California Attorney General Kamala Harris joined the nation's most prestigious public unive ... More >>
Gil Ortiz Gilbert "Magú" Luján used to laugh when described as a Chicano art icon, but he is more than deserving of the title. His irreverent, playful work across a broad spectrum of media that included cardboard, metal, ceramic tile and organic material, among others, fused a distinct visu ... More >>
tomvandewegheJapan's big one.One man caused a lot of fright in California in recent days, and we're not talking about Gov. Jerry Brown. No, he's journalist Simon Winchester, who wrote in Newsweek that the Japanese 9.0 earthquake March 11 paired with other Pacific Rim shakers could help trigg ... More >>
Jimmy Shaw, chef-owner of Loteria Grill (three and counting), has long had a special place in his heart and in his kitchen for Diana Kennedy, the highly respected authority on Mexican cuisine and author of a long string of classic cookbooks on the subject. When Shaw was first getting into the ... More >>
Michele van VlietMartha Rose ShulmanMartha Rose Shulman has been a food fixture in this town and beyond for many years, teaching cooking classes at Venice Cooking School, working on the cookbooks of some of L.A.'s favorite chefs -- she co-authored Mark Peel's recent New Classic Family Dinners ... More >>
Diana Kennedy. Those two words mean esquite expert to some, proper tamale-making instructor to others, or as so many have dubbed her, simply the "Julia Child of Mexican cuisine." That last one is the only title that the pedigreed author of the new cookbook Oaxaca al Gusto doesn't deserve, as ... More >>
UCLA's Daily Bruin newspaper made the Princeton Review's list of top 20 college newspapers, according to the journalism blog Romenesko. The publication came in at number 13, behind the University of Texas (12) and West Virginia University. Number one? That would be Yale Daily News.
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How filmmaker Alex Holdridge finally found his footing in Angel City
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Richard Linklater tunes up his time machine
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Screen-door Jesus and a zero dropout rate
California takes on the Fire Ant
The McCain firestorm, the Bush bust and the new Democratic divide
A Mexican officer defects, seeks asylum in U.S.
Fourteen hours riding shotgun with the director of Rushmore
at the South by Southwest Film Festival