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  • Where's our public art? Wrapped up in red tape.

     Where's our public art? Wrapped up in red tape.
    When the city of Los Angeles established its "1% for the Arts" program more than two decades ago, the rationale was that commercial and municipal development takes a toll on the visual landscape of the city. To mitigate that, and to contribute to the artistic vitality of the city, developers were required to pay a fee equal to 1% of the construction value. That money was supposed to pay for art in public places.
  • The latest developments on the economy [Editorial]

    Way back in 1960, Harford County's population was a little more than 76,000, which, presuming an average of four people per house, translates to about 19,000 homes. When the building boom hit Harford County hard in the 1970s and especially the 1980s,...

    Crimea invasion distracts Russians from their nation's difficulties

    With Vladimir Putin's bold move on Crimea, the latest set of polling numbers from a variety of sources shows that the Russian leader is about as popular as a Russian leader gets in modern times. But what if we're looking at the wrong thing? What if...

    The Sorry State of Manhattan Movie Houses

    Already blessed with the best weather in the world, Los Angeles moviegoers are also graced with the world's best movie theaters, specifically a new generation of uberplexes that combine state-of-the-art projection and sound with unparalleled comfort and...

    February weather cost workers hours, but didn't cost the U.S. jobs

    February weather cost workers hours, but didn't cost the U.S. jobs
    WASHINGTON -- The weather was unusually bad in much of the country last month, so why was Friday's government jobs report surprisingly good? The economy added 175,000 net new jobs in February, up from a revised 129,000 the previous month. The figure...