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In This LA Neighborhood, Protest Art Is A Verb

For a first time visitor, Anderson Street in Los Angeles' Boyle Heights neighborhood looks pretty gritty and industrial: old brick workshops, small factories, and a steady rumble of delivery trucks driving by.<p>But step inside some of the old, soot-stained buildings and you're in a world of high-end …

Los Angeles

The Inextricable Tie Between Eating Disorders and Endurance Athletes

Looking back on her early days in her sport, professional climber Angie Payne, 32, is struck by how twisted her definition of health once was. She started climbing at age 11 and quickly became, in her words, “obsessed”: she loved the feeling that when she got on the wall, her body became graceful …

Mental Health

Feel the Noise: Homemade Slime Becomes Big Business

“Slime is about the noise,” said Goldie Bronson<b>,</b> a Los Angeles fifth grader. “Most people like the noise.”<p>By slime, Goldie, 10, was referring to the sticky substance with a well-known heritage that includes the buckets of green stuff dumped on Nickelodeon guests, the goo spewed by Bill Murray and …

Kids

Ruth Negga Interview - Ruth Negga on Preacher's Second Season, Oscars 2017, and Growing Up in Ireland

Jun 26, 2017<p>It is Mother’s Day in New Orleans when I meet Ruth Negga for lunch at a tidy place uptown called Kenton’s. A hot, humid day, early …

The Oscars

These Cliffside Natural Hot Springs Are Italy's Best-kept Secret

It’s time to get a little <i>riposo e rilassamento</i>.<p>That’s “rest and relaxation,” if you don’t already know Italian.<p>Italy, and Tuscany in particular, is …

Italy

Kremlin Ballet Performs in the Metro: Pictures

FIFA

The best movies of 2017 so far, ranked

Superheroes, superpigs, and all points in between.<p>It’s hard to believe, but true: 2017 is already half over.<p>The most prestigious films of the year usually come out in the fall in an attempt to make a run at the Oscars. But this year has <i>already</i> yielded a bumper crop of great movies, including three …

Lost City of Z

"Pretty Little Liars" Characters In The First Episode Vs. The Last Episode

Wow Toby, you've changed a lot. (Kinda spoilers.)<p>Posted on June 28, 2017, 05:58 GMT<p>Hanna Marin<p>Freeform<p>Freeform<p><b>Memorable moment:</b> Her dancing scene in Season 5. Truly iconic.<p>Emily Fields<p>Freeform<p>Freeform<p><b>Memorable moment:</b> She got a the Japanese symbol for "courage" tattooed ~close to her good …

TV

Check Out The World’s Trippiest Hotel Atriums

Post-modern architect John Portman designed dramatic, vertigo-inducing interiors. Here are eight of the most stunning.<p>Saying someone is “ahead of his time” is typically regarded as a compliment. But in the case of post-modern architect John Portman, it’s somewhat backhanded: many of his buildings …

Architecture

How Pride Became the Cornerstone—and Emmy Hopeful—of Vanderpump Rules

The Bravo reality show has been showcasing L.A. Pride since season one.<p>The stars of <i>Vanderpump Rules</i>—servers and servers-adjacent at <b>Lisa Vanderpump’s</b> West Hollywood restaurant, SUR (which stands for Sexy Unique Restaurant, in case you’re wondering)—are beautiful, dramatic, shameless, and …

Los Angeles

Monocle's View From Nowhere

An airplane is the perfect, and perhaps the only, place to actually read <i>Monocle,</i> the globe-trotting lifestyle magazine founded in 2007 by Tyler …

Liberal POV

Best Children's Hospitals 2017-18: Honor Roll and Overview

The annual U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals rankings, now in their 11th year, offer guidance to parents seeking the best place for their very sick …

Health Care

Tour de France 2017: full team-by-team guide

Introducing this year’s teams: the leaders, the heritage and the the names to watch out for<p>Ag2r La Mondiale (France; UCI ranking 11)<p>Twenty years ago Ag2r were a little known sponsor of a small regional team but nowadays they are part of the Tour de France scenery, and to mark two decades of …

Cycling

The Best Ramen in Tokyo

Suzuran<p>1-7-12 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku<p><b>Order:</b> Kakuni Tanmen<p>If there’s a New York-born Jewish guy who knows his Tokyo ramen, it’s Ivan Orkin. He lived in the …

Restaurants

Inside the GOP’s surprise health care flop

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shocked Washington by punting on a vote to repeal Obamacare, but he’s still searching for a way to revive the bill.<p>Updated 06/27/2017 10:52 PM EDT<p>Senate Republicans had no inkling of what they were walking into on Tuesday afternoon as they filed into the Mike …

U.S. Congress

The latest in the Binary Capital blowup — and what it means for startup investing

Binary Capital, the San Francisco-based early stage fund whose cofounder, Justin Caldbeck, resigned this past Sunday, is shutting down for all practical purposes.<p>A source tells Bloomberg that the young firm, which had closed its second fund last year with $175 million in commitments but barely …

Startups

The cars owners most regret buying, according to Consumer Reports

Trucks

A Look Inside Bob Dylan's Secret Archives

Rolling Stone browses 50 years of hidden history in Tulsa – from an unknown love song to Mavis Staples to video of Dylan recording "The Man in Me"<p>The …

Music

The Unique Museum of Stuffed Frogs in Switzerland: Pictures

Squirrels

The Science Behind Firecrackers and Sparklers

Fireworks have been a traditional part of New Year's celebrations since they were invented by the Chinese almost a thousand years ago. Today …

Engineering

Artificial algae could help save our oceans

Using mimicry to fight climate change.<p>The Smithsonian Institution calls coralline algae “the unsung architects of coral reefs.” These pink-colored seaweed, with skeletal structures that resemble honeycomb, live in harmony with coral.<p>They strengthen the corals’ foundation by growing over and between …

Oceans

9 Things You Never Knew About 'My Best Friend's Wedding'

It's been 20 years since the beloved Julia Roberts favorite "My Best Friend's Wedding" hit theaters, and you probably still have "I Say a Little Prayer" stuck in your head.<p>The classic rom-com was released June 20, 1997, and earned some critical acclaim and box office success. It catapulted Cameron …

Movies

Psychics Who Hear Voices Could Be On to Something

The ways some “healthy voice hearers” cope might be able to help people with psychotic disorders.<p>Jessica Dorner was lying in bed at her cousin’s house when her grandmother, a “pushy lady” in an apron who had been dead for several years, appeared in front of her. “I know you can see me,” Jessica …

Mental Health

This Summer’s Best Pop Music Page-Turners

Released last month, the longtime <i>Rolling Stone</i> critic’s <i>Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World</i> (Dey Street, $25) has …

Music

How Wimbledon is using Artificial Intelligence to enrich the fan experience

Automated highlights, augmented reality and an all-knowing chatbot called ‘Ask Fred’ are among the new innovations from the the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) and IBM at this year’s Championships.<p>The AELTC and IBM announced on Tuesday that they are introducing a raft of innovations for the …

Artificial Intelligence

No Frills, No Crowds, No Money: The Lonely Road to Tennis Glory

Less than a half-hour after a crushing defeat in front of two spectators, Aleksandra Wozniak paced the hallways of the municipal tennis center in Dothan, Ala., pleading on the phone with an airline representative.<p>Wozniak, a former top-25 player, had hoped to stay longer at the small tournament, but …

Tennis

T.J. Miller Says Leaving 'Silicon Valley' "Felt Like a Breakup"

The actor who plays Erlich says he turned down the reduced season 5 role HBO offered him: "They didn’t imagine that I would be in a position of being …

Silicon Valley