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Which political films get it right?

Which political films get it right?

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis attend “The Campaign” premiere at The Newseum on July 31, 2012 in Washington, DC. Credit: Larry French/Getty Images This week, moviegoers will see Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell square off in ‘The Campaign.’ Of course, Americans have been watching Barack Obama and Mitt Romney go at it for months now, [...]

Does separating boys and girls help them learn better?

Does separating boys and girls help them learn better?

An empty classroom. Credit: James F Clay/Flickr One of the ongoing and growing controversies in the new academic reality in the aftermath of the No Child Left Behind reforms is the proliferation of single-sex public education. Proponents believe that separating boys and girls for certain classes in mixed gender schools allows the curricula to be [...]

Actor Alfred Molina as bad boy artist Mark Rothko in ‘Red’ at the Mark Taper Forum

Actor Alfred Molina as bad boy artist Mark Rothko in ‘Red’ at the Mark Taper Forum

Alfred Molina in the Donmar Warehouse production of the Tony Award-winning Best Play “Red” by John Logan, playing at the Mark Taper Forum August 1 through September 9, 2012. Credit: Photo by Johan Persson/ArenaPAL This Sunday, the Mark Taper forum opens its new show ‘Red,’ starring Alfred Molina as Mark Rothko. The play takes place [...]

Is your personal information secure with Apple, Amazon? Wired’s Mat Honan offers advice for protecting yourself online

Is your personal information secure with Apple, Amazon? Wired’s Mat Honan offers advice for protecting yourself online

You would probably think that a technology magazine reporter would be an expert at keeping his personal information safe on the Internet; however; this past weekend, Wired Magazine contributor Mat Honan had his digital life kidnapped by hackers. Along with deleting his Google account, hackers also erased all the data on Honan’s MacBook, iPhone, and [...]

How will presidential candidates win over Asian-American voters?

How will presidential candidates win over Asian-American voters?

Mitt Romney and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell were featured on the front page of a Chinese-language newspaper following a visit to the Northern Virginia’s Asian-American community in June. Credit: Courtesy of Peter Su According to 2010 United States Census Bureau statistics, Asian-Americans account for more than five percent of the country’s population, with the fastest [...]

Sculptor Xavier Neilhan celebrates the life and work of Richard Neutra

Sculptor Xavier Neilhan celebrates the life and work of Richard Neutra

Architect Richard Neutra’s Kraigher House, located in Brownsville, Texas. Credit: National Trust for Historic Preservation What’s the first thing you think when you see an airplane towing a blank, ivory banner through the sky? Can’t wrap your mind around it? Well, that’s one indication you’re dealing with modern art. This airborne performance will open “Architectones,” [...]

Breaking down the federal budget

Breaking down the federal budget

Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget In the 2011 fiscal year, the United States budget reached nearly $3.6 trillion dollars, and brought in $2.3 trillion in revenue. How did the U.S. budget and deficit balloon to such a massive figure? And where does all the money actually go? David Wessel, in [...]

Artist Jeff Sheng presents ‘Fearless,’ a photography series about openly gay student athletes

Artist Jeff Sheng presents ‘Fearless,’ a photography series about openly gay student athletes

Seimone Augustus #5 of United States passes the ball in the Women’s Basketball Preliminary Round match between the United States and Turkey on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on August 1, 2012 in London, England. Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images There are nearly two dozen openly gay athletes competing in [...]

What should a therapist do with a patient like James Holmes?

What should a therapist do with a patient like James Holmes?

Accused movie theater shooter James Holmes makes his first court appearance at the Arapahoe County on July 23, 2012 in Centennial, Colorado. According to police, Holmes killed 12 people and injured 58 others during a shooting rampage at an opening night screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” July 20, in Aurora, Colorado. Credit: RJ Sangosti-Pool/Getty [...]

FAA holds helicopter hearing tonight

FAA holds helicopter hearing tonight

Is the noise of air traffic from helicopters too much? Credit: John Shearer/Getty Images Look! Up in the sky! It’s…another annoying helicopter. While they are definitely part of the culture in Los Angeles, that doesn’t mean that citizens accept them unconditionally. With the closing of the 405 Freeway last July and the lack of automobile [...]