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Max Jansons makes gentle little paintings that are easy to overlook. And that’s fine by him. The last thing his softly painted pictures want is to force you to do anything. If paintings had DNA, Jansons’ would share none of the hard-sell...
Tags: Religion and Belief
Although Pier Paolo Pasolini was best known as an Italian filmmaker, he called himself a poet and his Wikipedia entry begins by also describing him as a journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, columnist, actor, painter,...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has just formed a new government in Israel. But nothing of substance will change. Peace negotiations will not resume; settlement activity will expand; war with Iran will still be threatened; and Israel will move even...
You can't avoid stress completely, but you can keep it from wearing you down. A positive attitude, if you can muster it, is the strongest shield against stress, says Stefan Hofmann, professor of psychology at Boston University. He urges optimism instead...
Tags: Religion and Belief, Psychology
DALLAS -- When five presidents assembled at Southern Methodist University on Thursday for the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential center they traded wit and smiles, earning approval from the conservative crowd. Bill Clinton joked about getting...
"It's a difficult business," writes David Graeber, "creating a new, alternative civilization." Just open a window or turn on the TV — the same old civilization is rotting all around us. Budget cuts, police shootings, endless and ever-broadening...
We can’t remember everything. Maybe that’s why we dream. Researchers at Northwestern University suggest as much in a recent study in the Journal of Neuroscience. Money was involved. The 60 participants in the study were told how much...
Iggy Pop was living in an efficiency apartment near the Whisky a Go Go when a gangly Brit visited him, seeking a theme song for his first movie. The filmmaker was Alex Cox, a graduate of UCLA film school, and the movie was "Repo Man," which would, after a...
Good thing Augusta National doesn't have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to bullying. In a column on the Sky Sports website, Colin Montgomerie suggests that Tiger Woods had been trying to intimidate the rest of the field "into early submission"...
Paolo Soleri, an Italian-born architect who created a visionary prototype for a new kind of ecologically sensitive city in the remote Arizona desert four decades ago, only to watch the suburban sprawl he detested begin to creep near it in recent years,...
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticTwo years ago in MacArthur Park during its Levitt Pavilion summer concert series, Tuareg guitarist Omaro “Bombino” Moctar and his four-piece band performed a free concert for a ragtag mix of Angelenos. Some were regulars looking for shade...
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