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On October 15, librarian Glen Creason turned in his ID badge at the Central branch of the LA Public Library, and then entered retirement.

On October 15, librarian Glen Creason turned in his ID badge at the Central branch of the LA Public Library, and then entered retirement. "More than ever I’ll miss those moments before the doors open and I had the old library to myself. It's weird how the smell of musty books can be soothing, even sensual sometimes," he writes in a farewell letter.

from Greater LA

Appetite for destruction: The all-female demolition derby is a smash at Irwindale Speedway

Once a year, an all-female demolition derby at Irwindale Speedway offers a high-adrenaline night of destructive mayhem — all to benefit breast cancer research.

Ava DuVernay on Colin Kaepernick, Black identity, and listening to your inner voice

Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix series dives into the early life of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

‘They feel that they’re second-class citizens.’ Filmmakers demand safety on sets after Halyna Hutchins’ death

“You can’t expect these crew members to put in 14 to 16 to 18-hour days, and then literally tell them, ‘You have to dodge a bullet that's being fired your way.’

Native plants allow Californians to rebuild nature and save water, says chief of Theodore Payne Foundation

Native plants are vital to the health of the local ecosystem, particularly during a time of climate change, hotter weather, and droughts.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 27, 2021.

Writer and director Mia Hansen-Løve on how cinema saved her life.

from The Treatment

A group called MSCHF recently bought an original Andy Warhol drawing, called “Fairies,” for $20,000.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 26, 2021.

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There are 18 endangered butterfly and moth species that the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance works to protect.

How a butterfly fertility clinic at the San Diego Zoo is saving critically endangered species

There are 18 endangered butterfly and moth species that the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance works to protect.

from Greater LA

Insane Clown Posse, the music group that wears black and white clown makeup, calls itself “ the world’s most hated band .”

‘United States of Insanity’: Insane Clown Posse wages legal fight to get their fans off FBI’s watchlist

Insane Clown Posse, the music group that wears black and white clown makeup, calls itself “ the world’s most hated band .”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On ESPN2, quarterback brothers Peyton and Eli Manning are analyzing and commenting on football matchups, trading stories from their decorated careers, and teasing each other.

How Eli and Peyton Manning are changing the way fans watch Monday Night Football

On ESPN2, quarterback brothers Peyton and Eli Manning are analyzing and commenting on football matchups, trading stories from their decorated careers, and teasing each other.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 25, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 25, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 25, 2021.

Why did it take so long to change the recommendations about the preventive effects of aspirin?

Daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks

Why did it take so long to change the recommendations about the preventive effects of aspirin?

from Second Opinion

In his latest book, “ Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave ,” author and stoic philosopher Ryan Holiday argues that out of the four virtues — courage, temperance or…

Why getting vaccinated requires courage — and is our responsibility

In his latest book, “ Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave ,” author and stoic philosopher Ryan Holiday argues that out of the four virtues — courage, temperance or…

from Life Examined

For some families and friends, the upcoming holiday season brings with it an added dimension — frustration!

The right (and wrong) way to talk to people about getting vaccinated

For some families and friends, the upcoming holiday season brings with it an added dimension — frustration!

from Life Examined

"The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain" stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the Victorian-era illustrator who celebrated cats and believed he could feel electricity in the space around him.

What's That Shimmering In the Ether?

"The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain" stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the Victorian-era illustrator who celebrated cats and believed he could feel electricity in the space around him.

from Film Reviews

The pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color and vulnerable groups facing financial and health challenges, and food security is certainly no exception.

Low-income women, Latinos, and 18-40 year olds remain food insecure in LA: New report

The pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color and vulnerable groups facing financial and health challenges, and food security is certainly no exception.

from Good Food

Chef and food justice activist Zoe Adjonyoh’s exploration of Ghanaian cuisine has been led by her personal desire to connect with her ancestry and cultural identity.

Zoe Adjonyoh: Searching for identity in West African cuisine

Chef and food justice activist Zoe Adjonyoh’s exploration of Ghanaian cuisine has been led by her personal desire to connect with her ancestry and cultural identity.

from Good Food

Not your average coffee bar pastry case, Chef Naomi Shim of Doubting Thomas in Historic Filipinotown is shopping for pears at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.

Grow a pear: Check out the Warren variety at the farmer’s market

Not your average coffee bar pastry case, Chef Naomi Shim of Doubting Thomas in Historic Filipinotown is shopping for pears at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.

from Good Food

An influx of businesses are opening in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, where second generation Chinese-American chefs and owners are returning to their roots with a sense of history and…

‘In the Weeds’ with Jonathan Yang of Thank You Coffee

An influx of businesses are opening in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, where second generation Chinese-American chefs and owners are returning to their roots with a sense of history and…

from Good Food

Día de los Muertos is a Mexican celebration to commemorate life and death, where altars are constructed to welcome back the souls of deceased relatives.

DIY Día de los Muertos: Decorating sweet calveras to honor and remember

Día de los Muertos is a Mexican celebration to commemorate life and death, where altars are constructed to welcome back the souls of deceased relatives.

from Good Food

“Artists use their gathering as a laboratory and a space for experimentation,” says Julia Sherman.

Hate giving candy on Halloween? ‘Build a photobooth,’ says Julia Sherman

“Artists use their gathering as a laboratory and a space for experimentation,” says Julia Sherman.

from Good Food