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The fable of a college education

The fable of a college education

Jennifer Luxton

September 3, 2014

This fall, more than 20 million new college students will be shipped off to their respective campuses for bright futures and fulfilling experiences, according to numbers from the Department of Education. Mommy and Daddy will wave their children off to what they perceive to be a better life than they had, m...

Los Angeles Metro station destinations to visit over summer

Los Angeles Metro station destinations to visit over summer

Jennifer Luxton

May 8, 2014

  Seventy-five years ago this month, Los Angeles saw the opening of its first, and largest-to-date, central train terminal. Union Station has served as a hub for public transportation for several generations, while paying homage to California’s missionary heritage in its design and architect...

Titan syndrome: Americans get into the spirit of giant monsters

Titan syndrome: Americans get into the spirit of giant monsters

Jennifer Luxton

May 1, 2014

No one knows giant monsters and machines like the Japanese.  However, America appears to be scooting its way onto the shelf with remakes like the “Transformers” series and the upcoming “Godzilla” film. Granted, these were imports, but the success of more original concepts such as “Pacific Rim” and...

Calendar of events: April 24 – 29

Jennifer Luxton

April 24, 2014

Event:Macarthur Park Story Gathering Description:Enjoy a sunny day outside with the LA Commons, a group working to bring art to every member of the community. Guests can enjoy fresh tamales and other food vendors while they share stories and mingle. Date:April 24, 4 p.m. Location:MacArthur P...

Radioactive seafood market takes over West Gallery

Radioactive seafood market takes over West Gallery

Jennifer Luxton

April 14, 2014

Ever wanted to go to a black-lit fish market? Now's your chance. At CSUN's West Gallery in the art department, professor Edie Pistolesi, with the help of several other art professors, worked with about 160 students to create a radioactive seafood market to symbolize the dangers of nuclear activity. The exhibit, two semesters in the making, is open a month af...

Free LA Opera choral production to be held at VPAC

Free LA Opera choral production to be held at VPAC

Jennifer Luxton

April 11, 2014

Two free concerts performed by the LA Opera Chorus will be held Sunday afternoon at the Valley Performing Arts Center. Featuring highlights from "Madame Butterfly" and "Carmen," the set will be conducted by Grant Gershon at 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Audience members will also have a chance to sing along. The performance is part of a series of events known as LA Opera Off Grand, a project aimed...

LA’s thrifty alternative to Coachella to host its fourth year

LA’s thrifty alternative to Coachella to host its fourth year

Jennifer Luxton

April 7, 2014

Too poor (or too slow) to score a ticket in Indio? The fourth annual Brokechella Art & Music Festival in Downtown has you covered. This year's event, to be held Saturday, April 19, will see a bloc party of indie music acts, art installations, food trucks and vendors. Headliners include elec...

CSUN-ny Side Up takes a break

CSUN-ny Side Up takes a break

Jennifer Luxton

April 7, 2014

Author Jake Fredericks will resume writing after spring break. In the mean time, try one of his farmer's market fresh recipes.

Getting down at the Getty for college students

Getting down at the Getty for college students

Jennifer Luxton

April 4, 2014

As we head into spring break, college parties are everywhere. Go classy or go home at the Getty's College Night Monday April 7. The sounds of live music will fill the museum courtyards on the one evening a year that the museum is open exclusively to students. Attendees can indulge in free food and...

For those new to the ‘Doctor Who’ universe

For those new to the ‘Doctor Who’ universe

Jennifer Luxton

November 21, 2013

After a half-century of travelling through time and space, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)’s crowning gem “Doctor Who,” celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special-length episode to be aired Saturday. What began as a family-oriented program in the early sixties has since become a...

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