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A brief history of ‘lame duck’ State of the Union addresses

A brief history of ‘lame duck’ State of the Union addresses

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images No slave to 24-hour cable news and the Twitterverse, President Thomas Jefferson eschewed delivering public speeches on the State of the Union, choosing instead to send his message to Congress in writing via messenger. The tradition held for […]

A brief history of ‘lame duck’ State of the Union addresses

A brief history of ‘lame duck’ State of the Union addresses

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images No slave to 24-hour cable news and the Twitterverse, President Thomas Jefferson eschewed delivering public speeches on the State of the Union, choosing instead to send his message to Congress in writing via messenger. The tradition held for […]

Yarnover & Spaghetti

Yarnover & Spaghetti

Louisa Fabbri, owner of Contessa Italian Foods Collection, says, “Nothing speaks ‘yarn’ like spaghetti.” This Sunday, January 17, stock up on yarn at Maridee and Barbra’s mobile yarn store, the Yarnover Truck, “your local yarn boutique on wheels” then satiate the growl with lunch at Contessa’s. Louisa met the duo about a year ago and […]

Toying with Science

Toying with Science

Jan. 13, 2 p.m. Editor’s Note: We just received a phone call from Mary Herrera that the price for the evening show is not a flat $10, but $25 for kids and $10 for children. We were not (until now) on the Caltech media list and as such did not receive a press release for […]

Sixth Street Bridge gets temporary reprieve from demolition

Sixth Street Bridge gets temporary reprieve from demolition

Sixth Street Viaduct | Laurie Avocado/C.C. 2.0 BOYLE HEIGHTS — The Sixth Street Bridge will remain standing for a few months more than expected. Demolition of the concrete-and-steel span connecting Boyle Heights and Downtown was scheduled to begin early this month but has now been postponed, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Public Works. […]

Ancient Roots to Chinatown & Art of Fresh Pasta

Ancient Roots to Chinatown & Art of Fresh Pasta

Victuals and libations, history and knowledge is a combination that is truly tailored to our interests. The Huntington and Urban Kitchen present two classes, which we believe will satisfy on all counts: Art Bites’ Taste of Art: From Ancient Roots to Chinatown Art of Fresh Pasta Maite Gomez-Rejón of Art Bites connects with the current […]

AirTalk listeners remember David Bowie

AirTalk listeners remember David Bowie

A woman with a tatoo of David Bowie reacts as she pays her respects in front of the British singer, painted by Australian street artist James Cochran, aka Jimmy C.; Credit: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images David Bowie, the musician and artist alternatively known as Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke, has died from cancer. He […]

Daguerreotype to iPhone: Snapshot vs. Art

Daguerreotype to iPhone: Snapshot vs. Art

About three lifetimes ago, in the fall of 1985, I drained my accounts and packed up my bags. I was twenty-three years old and on no particular career path, so I quit my job at Pickles Delicatessen in Rowayton, Connecticut and headed west. For a few weeks I visited friends who had transplanted to Los […]

Read and Sung

Read and Sung

Do not ask of your shadow’s future. Do not dwell on your shadow’s past. Do not ask what others think. Rely not upon the delusions of the many. Do not turn away from certitude and a multisyllabic path. Do not listen to politicians’ rhetoric. Do not become a sleeping mute, a junk yard dog. Do […]

Chicken Soup for All That Ails You

Chicken Soup for All That Ails You

Chicken soup is the ultimate aid in warming you up after a day out and about. It is so simple and full of good minerals and nutrients (especially if you’ve roasted a chicken and made some broth the day before) and depending on how much chili you put it, I swear it’ll knock a cold […]

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