SMa.r.t.-A Driverless Santa Monica?

By Thane Roberts While there are several new technologies that will affect our small city, one that is sure to have a profound impact will...

Trump Ignores California, Unlike Predecessors

By Tom Elias When devastating wildfires whipped through both Northern and Southern California last fall, state requests for emergency declarations that would open federal purse...

Quiara Alegría Hudes’ “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

By Beverly Cohn Quiara Alegría Hudes’ brilliantly written “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue,” springs from her two worlds – that of a music degree from Yale...

SMa.r.t.-Population Overload: Part 2

In this second article SM.a.r.t. (Santa Monica architects for a responsible tomorrow) continues discussing the thorny issue of the optimum Santa Monica population.   Before deciding...

Rebuke For PUC as Consumers Get Half a Win

By Tom Elias c The bottom line on the 2012 shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Station was that by all sensible logic, consumers should...

Attention Actors: What’s Your Problem?

By Guy Camilleri If you are reading this from an actor, writer or director’s point of view (POV), more than likely you are familiar with...

Call It a Deeply Felt Movie

By Nick Boyd “Call Me by Your Name,” a gorgeously shot film that takes place in Italy in 1983, is about the growing bond between...

Around Town: Disaster Artist, Hong Bo and Ordinary Couple

“The Room”, the cult classic produced and directed by and starring Tommy Wiseau, was a total disaster. At the premiere, people ran out of...

“Freud’s Last Session” An Intellectual Debate – Does God Exist?

By Beverly Cohn  Most of us have been well indoctrinated that in the interest of harmonious social interaction, that it’s best to avoid bringing up...

SMa.r.t.-Simply Too Many People? (Part 1/2)

In this two part article SM.a.r.t. (Santa Monica architects for a responsible tomorrow) takes on the thorny issue of the optimum Santa Monica population. When...

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