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 By Carole Bell    News    June 14, 2018

Council Urges Residents to Attend Oil Field Meeting

Culver City is urging all residents to attend a special meeting June 20 to update and review what's happening with the Inglewood Oil Field Project. This oil field is the largest urban oil field in the...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    June 14, 2018

Rare Chance: Dancing With Films + New Media

There's a chance, if you dare, to see films you might never see; films at film festivals hope to nab distributors, yet most won't make it. You might get lucky enough to find them, one day, somewhere.....

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Smart And Spicy

Just as exotic spices and Marco Polo were at the crossroads of civilization, importing culture today, as well as the films that influence our culture, can shape lives. Ideas have a profound impact;...

 
 By Carole Bell    News    June 7, 2018

Wild Animal Sightings in Culver City

In response to multiple coyote sightings in Culver City neighborhoods recently, the Culver City Police Department will conduct a community presentation next Wednesday to explain how residents can...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    May 31, 2018

Smart And Spicy

By Carole Bell Do you know what Garifuna is? It's the most unusual film festival I've ever been to. This weekend, try to go to GIIFF, the Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival. You are...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Two Kidnappings and a Trip to Trieste

Just as exotic spices and Marco Polo were at the crossroads of civilization, importing culture today, as well as the films that influence our culture, can shape lives. Ideas can have a profound...

 
 By Carole Bell    News    May 3, 2018

CC Math Students Win LA County Championship

"Mathletes" from Culver City won the 11th Annual Los Angeles Countywide Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Math Olympiads Tournament. El Marino Language School won first place in the team competition. 178...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    April 26, 2018

Delicious Movies at COLCOA French Film Festival

The charm that suffuses great films pervades COLCOA, the French film festival currently at the Directors Guild of America Theater, Even the name itself beguiles: City Of Light, City of Angels. This...

 
 By Carole Bell    News    April 19, 2018

Culver Studios Dedicates Historic Bungalows

A historic dedication ceremony was held Wednesday at The Culver Studios, with a ribbon-cutting moment for the fabled bungalows' renovation. The four bungalows were actually moved to a prominent...

 
 By Carole Bell    News    April 5, 2018

Nancy Pelosi Holds Culver City Town Hall

"A stunning, disgraceful example of greed." That's how Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives (D-CA), described Donald Trump's tax agenda, speaking Wednesday morning in Culver...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    March 29, 2018

Love And Death And In Between

Do you miss movies you can chew? You know, the sort of movie you mull over later, that you want to kick around with friends? That's what I'm talking about. A fine film is no laughing matter. Hard to...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    March 8, 2018

Smart And Spicy - Who's A Funeral For?

"This funeral is not for your mother. It's for you to say goodbye to your mother." That's what my friend P. said when I called her at three am. I'd just been told my mother died; I didn't know what...

 

Smart And Spicy

Love, timeless, ageless. But is it good for us? It can hurt. Surely you get that from country western songs. Moon, June, tune, spoon, it's all good, and then it's not. Is it truly better to have...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    January 4, 2018

Smart And Spicy

Walk, Carefully, Into The New Year I hope 2018 will be a year when you'll stay intact. Is the reason so many people are falling the time of year, or the time of life? "There are 27,000 ankle sprains...

 

My Holiday Wishes

Did you see that little video online with the woman feeding a baby polar bear? From a few days after birth, it jumps to a week, then lists the number of days up to about three months as we see the...

 

It's Not About The Gravy

The velvet texture of gratitude, as comforting as that first sip of hot cocoa on a chilling day; it cossets us, suffusing mind and body. Feeling grateful is good for us; it improves physical health...

 

Imaginative and Historic

A good film entertains. A great film engages our feelings, and entertains; it teaches us. From Israel, Germany, Italy, and Spain, films beckon to our hearts. They call to us, at times as powerfully...

 

Sunshine and Good News

I decided to spend my birthday soaking in good news. Sunshine and laughter: a lovely way to spend one's birthday. * In Quebec, a six-year-old autistic boy was so super-sensitive it hurt to have his ha...

 

Smart And Spicy

I decided to spend my birthday soaking in good news. Sunshine and laughter: a lovely way to spend one's birthday. * In Quebec, a six-year-old autistic boy was so super-sensitive it hurt to have his ha...

 

Where Is Respect for Life?

When the great Russian ballet dancer Ivan Nagy was asked if ballet dancing were as easy as he made it look, he confessed, "It hurts. It hurts," with a suffering smile and begging eyes. "It hurts." It...

 

May You Live To Be 100!

Congratulations to cities and people who are 100. In the UK, the Queen sends a greeting card to everyone on their 100th birthday. It's a silver cup in Japan; royal greetings in Sweden; a President's...

 

Another Upstairs Downstairs?

It's time for a couple of lyrical, and not so, anniversaries. The time was sensational. A half-century ago, The Beatles released their seminal Sgt. Pepper album, shaking up rock music and culture....

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    August 24, 2017

Party Like It's 1939?

The real danger: Could Fascism replace our democracy? Are we heading to a second Civil War? Are we moving toward nuclear war? Who thought fascism and a Civil War redux would rise again? In the U.S.?...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    August 10, 2017

Sweet Joys Of Summer

Plein été. It's what the French call full summer. We're intensely in the middle of it. What's on your mind? Nothing, should be. Summertime, And the livin' is easy Fish are jumpin' And the cotton is...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    July 27, 2017

Sex, Doll?

A world in which men don't need women? We already have robot floor cleaners; now fake women can do the rest. By the rest, I mean sex. Men, how would you like a sex doll that lets you rape her? Women,...

 

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