FROM Timothy Fong
The Science of Addiction The Centers for Disease Control has released a surprising new report saying that only 10 percent of heavy drinkers actually meet the criteria for alcoholism. The study is one of many recent publications diving into the science of addiction. While all this information is shedding new light on how addiction works, it also highlights how much is still a mystery. We try to get a handle on the latest research.
Casino Shuttle Buses Are Good for Casino Business, but Are They Bad for Gamblers? Recently the City of San Gabriel voted to ban parking for buses that carry mostly Asian people to Native American gambling casinos, and even Las Vegas. They’re part of a cottage industry that’s divided that city, Monterey Park, Koreatown and other Asian communities in recent years. Timothy Fong is co-director of UCLA’s Gambling Studies Program and Associate Professor at Psychiatry at the Neuropsychiatric Institute.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.