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Vocalists Loire Cotler (left) and Maeve Hoglund (right) sing about the news in a multimedia opera by JacobTV (center)

Not Quite ‘Fair and Balanced’

Finding inspiration (and terror) in Fox News, a Dutch composer rips an opera from the headlines Vocalists Loire Cotler (left) and Maeve Hoglund (right) sing about the news in a multimedia opera by JacobTV (center) By Christin...


Sebastian Junger says combat veterans return home to “profound alienation”

Living outside the ‘Tribe’

War correspondent Sebastian Junger explains why civilian life often fails returning combat veterans By Bliss Bowen Sebastian Junger says combat veterans return home to “profound alienation” Sebastian Junger’s widely com...


Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders delivered a high-energy speech from a stage erected on the Santa Monica 
High School football field.
Photo by Maria Martin

Call to Action

Bernie Sanders brings his populist message to Santa Monica By Gary Walker Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders delivered a high-energy speech from a stage erected on the Santa Monica High School football field. Pho...



Guests at the Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction, including parents from Edison Language Academy

Inaugural Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction Nets $115,000 for Schools

Guests at the Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction, including parents from Edison Language Academy The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation’s inaugural Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction raised more than $115,000 to help fund ...


An Expo Line train pulls into the new 
Downtown Santa Monica Station during a test run last week. Photo by Ted Soqui.

Manifest Destiny

Can the Expo Line fulfill the promise of mass transit in L.A.? By Gary Walker An Expo Line train pulls into the newDowntown Santa Monica Station during a test run last week. Photo by Ted Soqui. Forty-seven minutes. That’s h...


Magician and actor Albie Selznick 
Photo by Courtnay Robbins Bragagnolo

Magic Missionary

Santa Monica’s Albie Selznick spreads the gospel of illusion By Evan Henerson Magician and actor Albie SelznickPhoto by Courtnay Robbins Bragagnolo Your kid has been pestering you for more ever since that birthday party whe...



Gillian Wynn welcomes guests to the Conservation International gala at 3Labs in Culver City

Santa Monica’s Gillian Wynn Throws a Party for Conservation International

Gillian Wynn welcomes guests to the Conservation International gala at 3Labs in Culver City By Regan Kibbee How do you raise awareness and funding for an ambitious environmental organization working to change the world? Conser...


Marie “Mimi” Haist at Fox Laundry
Photo by Shilah Montiel

From Homeless to Hollywood

‘Queen Mimi’ lived in a Santa Monica laundromat for nearly 20 years, and now a local filmmaker is about to make her a star By Christina Campodonico Marie “Mimi” Haist and director Yaniv Rokah at Fox LaundryPhoto by Shi...


Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole says community consensus can build a better downtown.

Santa Monica Plans for Expo Line’s Arrival

Downtown mobility planners seek input on alternative transportation By Gary Walker Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole says community consensus can build a better downtown. With Expo Line light rail rolling into the city on M...



amie Dutcher gets an affectionate nuzzle while living among a wolf pack in Idaho. Photo by Jim Dutcher courtesy of Dutcher Film Productions.

Living with Wolves

Jim and Jamie Dutcher stop in Santa Monica on their campaign to make peace with the wild By Bliss Bowen Jamie Dutcher gets an affectionate nuzzle while living among a wolf pack in Idaho. Photo by Jim Dutcher courtesy of…






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