Posted On: 8:37 p.m. | November 13, 2013
The South American colossus of Brazil faces massive changes and challenges as it prepares for the world's spotlight during the World Cup next year and the Olympic Games in 2016.
Images from the sprawling metropolis of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro contrast with those from the interior city of Acailandia, once a fruit-producing region now in the pig iron business.
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Posted On: 10:41 p.m. | November 10, 2013
“My vision here today is to at least reach out to one vet who is suffering,” said Iraq war veteran Tom Woods during a speech he gave while standing in the shadow of the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Ca. on Saturday afternoon. Scanning the crowd, Woods adds that, “somewhere out here is a man who needs help, standing in this very parking lot.” View Post»
Posted On: 8:23 p.m. | November 6, 2013
Hundreds of landmarks on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs properties are at risk of being demolished because of the agency’s lack of maintenance and its failure to comply with federal laws protecting historic sites, according to a study by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. View Post»
Posted On: 4:56 p.m. | November 5, 2013
Tens of thousands of Southern Californians descended on downtown Santa Ana over the weekend for Noche de Altares (Night of Altars), a festive and colorful celebration mainly dedicated to people dead and gone. Held at the intersection of Fourth and Birch Streets, the event ‘s focal point are intricately constructed altars that line the sidewalks and memorialize friends and loved ones on Dia de... View Post»
Posted On: 11:01 p.m. | November 4, 2013
Clippers rely on late surge in 137-118 victory over Rockets View Post»
Posted On: 1:00 p.m. | November 4, 2013
by Gary Friedman
When Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez and I paid a recent visit to 99-year-old Morrie Markoff and his lovely wife, Betty, never did I expect to find out how much of an accomplished amateur photographer Morrie had been through the years.
Nor did I expect to find his deep love of photography.
But there it was, staring at me through eight photo books on his... View Post»
Posted On: 2:03 p.m. | November 1, 2013
These guys don’t need Halloween. At Lucha Vavoom, Halloween is reduntant, as they feature a crazy stew of exotic dancers, luchadors and mini zombie dancers. View Post»
Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | November 1, 2013
I grew up listening to hip hop because of my aunt and sister. They introduced me to the music of 2 Pac, Too Short, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube and N.W.A. But it wasn't until my senior year in high school that I was introduced to "underground" and east coast hip hop. I started going to house parties and would see my guy friends have MC battles. My high school boyfriend also... View Post»
Posted On: 1:30 a.m. | November 1, 2013
Every year on All Hallows Eve, tens of thousands of revelers flock to Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood for the city’s Halloween Carnaval, billed as one of the world’s largest Halloween celebrations. View Post»
Posted On: 12:00 p.m. | October 28, 2013
William Mulholland’s “Big Ditch” sparked the long conflict between Los Angeles and the Owens Valley.
The stealth and deception used to obtain the region’s land and water rights became grist for books and movies that portrayed the dark underbelly of Los Angeles' formative years, and inspired deep-seated suspicions about the city’s motives that linger to this day.
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Posted On: 12:00 p.m. | October 28, 2013
A hundred years ago — Nov. 5, 1913 — 40,000 people gathered to watch the water arrive for the first time from the Owens Valley. View Post»
Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | October 28, 2013
In 1687 an 8.7 earthquake struck Lima and leveled the church except for the wall and the painting again. Moved by the powers of the painting the villagers had a copy made and paraded it through the streets of Lima as a symbol of healing and protection. Out of this, in 1878, the Brotherhood of Carriers and Incense Burners of the Lord of Miracles was created and so began the tradition of... View Post»
Posted On: 2:28 p.m. | October 23, 2013
By Diana Marcum
Dairy weddings are now the stuff of bridal dreams.
“Lately, it's a trend,” said Tony Azevedo, the owner of the Central California dairy, which has been hosting nuptials for more than 20 years. “It's just that they don't call them dairy weddings, because people tend to think about flies and manure. It's ‘barn weddings’ or ‘farm setting.’”
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Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | October 23, 2013
It was a fun surprise when I received an email from Lomography asking me if I would like to borrow a prototype of their yet-to-be-released Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens, which is designed to work with Canon EF and Nikon F mount cameras. I was excited to play with the 35mm DSLR version of the lens I fell in love with during the summer of 2012 when I shot several portraits of Olympic athletes. View Post»
Posted On: 12:45 p.m. | October 22, 2013
Kicking up dust with every step through the wood shavings, you make a colorful cloud that rises and twirls above the stadium seats, first blue, then purple, then pink. You look down at the ground so you don't trip in the darkness only to find stilts walking toward you instead of feet. The call of the cotton candy vendors is masked only by the laughter of the audience after the ring master pulls... View Post»
Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | October 21, 2013
Kinetic Theory Circus Arts trains youth and pre-professionals in circus arts including aerial, acrobatics, juggling and contortion. View Post»