Human nature to blame for scandals


A war has been waged on monogamy. Polyamorists, people who engage in consensual romantic love with multiple partners, are going around suggesting that the “soul mate” is no more real than Santa Claus. The increasingly publicized, nontraditional lifestyle is finally “creeping out of the closet, making gay marriage feel somewhat last decade,” according to a […]

All grown up


The youngest of the Jonas Brothers takes over the Wiltern for four nights with his new rock outfit Nick Jonas & The Administration.

China must take the next step in talks


A cloud of debate hangs high in the Tibetan Plateau of the Himalayas. On one side, the Tibetans and their supporters have, for the past 50 years, fought for independence and genuine autonomy. Sympathy lies with the exiled Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama. Further, countless human rights violations against the Tibetans are claimed to have […]

Ready for the big one? Neither am I.


Last week I survived a five-day natural disaster ­— a Southern California natural disaster. Rain. But not just any rain — this was a storm so mighty, it poured for more than two consecutive hours. I can’t remember that last time that happened in Los Angeles. The madness is now over, but it got me […]