Taking to the Streets
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Ireland Chooses Love in Historic Referendum on Gay Marriage By a margin of nearly 2-to-1, Ireland becomes the first country on Earth to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote.
A Whole Lot of People Bared Their Feet to Help TOMS Give Away Nearly 300,000 Shoes The internet went shoeless this month for a good cause.
France to Stop Trashing, Start Donating, All Unsold Supermarket Food France’s new law bans stores from throwing away unsold food. Instead, it will be given away to those in need.
Inspired Designer Creates Literal Coffee Cups From Recycled Grounds Never in history has the phrase “I’ll have a cup of coffee” been more accurate.
Authentic Palestinian Cuisine? There’s an App for That “Palestine on a Plate” courts controversy in an effort to reclaim a culinary legacy.
Mother-To-Be Becomes a Living Canvas for Her Unborn Baby In “Bellypaint,” a pregnant woman undergoes an artistic transformation to celebrate the life growing inside her.
With the Arab world in the midst of an historic upheaval thousands of miles away, it’s perhaps easy to forget that Americans themselves—and Angelenos especially—have rioted in the streets many times before. Be it based on racial antipathy, anger at the government, or disappointment with a certain trial verdict from 1992, Los Angeles’ diverse citizenry has a history of demonstrating when it feels slighted, even if that means tearing the city apart from the inside out. Here, a rundown of Los Angeles’ most famous and infamous protests and riots.
Zoot Suit Riots
Rodney King Riots
May Day Protests
Prop 8 Protests