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  1. Think Tank Creates $1 Million Philosophy Prize Because 'Ideas Matter'Read the original story

    Thursday Sep 24 | The Huffington Post

    The Berggruen Institute, an independent think tank based in Santa Monica, California, announced a $1 million prize for achievements in philosophy. Berggruen told HuffPost Live in an interview on Tuesday that he thinks philosophical achievements should be rewarded the same way that the Nobel Prize recognizes achievements in science, literature and human relations.


  2. A Meeting of the MindfulRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 21 | The Huffington Post

    A momentous meeting of the mindful will take place November 15 when pioneers of the Western meditation and mindfulness movements come together for Living with a Joyful Spirit and a Wise Heart , a day of celebration, stories, teachings and practice at the Broad Theater in Santa Monica, CA. The program will feature Trudy Goodman and Jack Kornfield interacting via live video feed with such long-time friends and fellow luminaries as Jon Kabat-Zinn , Ram Dass , Joseph Goldstein and Tara Brach .


  3. 'Where the Bodies Were Buried:Whitey Bulger and the World That Made Him,' A Talk with T.J. EnglishRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 21 | The Huffington Post

    T.J. English is a noted journalist, screenwriter, and author of the New York Times bestsellers Havana Nocturne and Paddy Whacked , as well as The Westies , a national bestseller. His true-crime book, Born to Kill , was nominated for an Edgar Award .


  4. Why Berggruen Philosophy And Culture Center Aims For The Big QuestionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 18 | The Huffington Post

    There's no shortage of thinkers, academics, artists and activists working on some of the world's biggest issues -- poverty, war, economic and political instability, to name a few. But to Nicolas Berggruen, much of that intellectual work either fails to escape cultural, geographic, linguistic or professional silos or -- when it does -- doesn't get the support it needs to take root.


  5. September LA, A Bursting Art SceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 8 | Switched

    In the many years I've been covering LA's art scene, I don't remember a September so chock-full of must-see exhibitions all over town. So, mark your calendars for this coming Saturday, September 12th, when 6 galleries will have opening receptions for a wide range of particularly appealing solo exhibitions.


  6. Millennials Won't Fall for the Koch's "Generation Opportunity"Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2015 | Switched

    Despite attempts to label millennials as unengaged and apathetic, there's no denying the younger generation's vote means a lot in elections. A-list celebrities like Lena Dunham and Lil Jon are the new faces of the Get Out the Vote movement, and reports from 2012 reveal the youth vote was decisive in President Obama's victory.


  7. Artist Joe Fay Talks About Life, Art, Montana and BeaglesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Artist Joe Fay, who is having his first solo show in Los Angeles in 24 years has "not missed a beat," according to David Pagel of the L.A. Times. Since moving from Los Angeles to Montana in 1993, Fay's art has continued to thrive and in his exhibition at the Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica he is exhibiting nine brightly-hued acrylic paintings that represent his semi-abstract take on the birds that he sees around his home in Livingston.


  8. The Joy of Volunteering at the 5th Busiest Airport on the PlanetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Volunteering at LAX for Special Olympics this year. Here I am with the large group of Chinese folks ready to greet their delegation.


  9. Trevor Noah Takes On Racism And Police Brutality Before Taking Over 'The Daily Show'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | Switched

    "Charming American racism," Ebola panic and what it's like to be a black man who fears the police: These topics were on the agenda when Trevor Noah , the new host of " The Daily Show ," offered the world a glimpse of what he'll do when he takes over for Jon Stewart . Noah, who begins his stint as the host of the Comedy Central program Sept.


  10. Why We've Been Dupped By Presidential Fundraising NumbersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Just last week, the political establishment was a flurry with news over which 2016 presidential candidate raked in the most money. Ever since Citizens United was struck down by Chief Justice John Roberts' Supreme Court, we've seen an exorbitant amount of money flood into our political process.


  11. 5 Reasons We Love Kristen BellRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    The actor, who rose to fame in the titular role on "Veronica Mars," has since become a Hollywood mainstay, with iconic roles in films including "Frozen" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." She also publicly advocates for causes like animal rights and environmentalism , and has a very excellent Twitter .


  12. Can You Run A City Based On Happiness?Read the original story

    Jul 17, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    It's hard to imagine anyone being unhappy living in Santa Monica, California. The affluent beachfront city, a suburb of Los Angeles, is home to surfers, students, and celebrities mixed with vacationers have a good time.


  13. Bergamot Station: The Night to RememberRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    For the last 20 years, Bergamot Station has been one of the most adventurous places to get a taste of contemporary art in Los Angeles. Where else can we Angelenos park our cars for free, leisurely walk through a few dozen galleries, check out an exhibition at Santa Monica Museum of Art , and then stop for lunch on the terrace of a charming cafA ? During the hot days of summer, when the rest of LA is baking in the sun, Bergamot Station --just a mile away from the beach -- is a welcome, cool place to visit.


  14. Mystical Summer Fun for Kids: Part IRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    If Harry Potter's wizardly arts appeal to your kids, then maybe it's time to create your own magical camp this summer. Designing your own camp can save you money and reinforce your family's spiritual values.


  15. Viola Davis On Why It's Important For Women On-Screen To Keep It RealRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | Switched

    This month, Davis graces the cover of The Wrap Magazine in a stunning photograph alongside the headline "How To Get Away With Everything." In the cover story, the actress opened up about the now-iconic scene and shared her thoughts on why it was important for viewers to see her character, criminal defense attorney Annalise Keating, in her natural state.


  16. Iggy Azalea And James Corden Sing Her Hits While Rocking Wedding DressesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | Switched

    There may not be another rapper out there who gets as much heat on the Internet as Iggy Azalea , but on Thursday she proved, first things first, she is the realest. During " Carpool Karaoke ," Azalea opened up to James Corden about how she got her rap name, some of her wedding plans and she even revealed a famous bridesmaid, all while singing her hits such as "Fancy" and "Black Widow."


  17. Twitter Is The Best Job Search Tool You're Not Using -- Here's How You CanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | Switched

    A woman walks past artwork at tech company Twitter's office space in Santa Monica, California, on April 7, 2015. She was studying abroad in France in 2012 when she saw that Shout PR, a retail and lifestyle marketing firm, had blogged and tweeted about a healthier alternative to the beloved hazelnut spread.


  18. Iggy Azalea Cancels Entire 'Great Escape' TourRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Switched

    MAY 17: Iggy Azalea arrives at The 2015 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you had plans to see Iggy Azalea this year, the good news is you're going to get your money back.


  19. Kristen Bell Live-Tweets Hilarious Uber MistakeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Switched

    Kristen Bell arrives for the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 21, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ Uber is convenient, but it might not always be the most straightforward service.


  20. Former 'Buffy' Stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan Reunite In Santa MonicaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | Switched

    Former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan , who played BFFs on the hit show, were reunited over the weekend in Santa Monica, California. "So this girl and her husband know how to throw a party," Gellar wrote on Instagram Sunday, sharing a happy snap of her and Hannigan clad in denim-and-white outfits.


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