Have peace your way (with ketchup)

By Mikey Tittinger

Taking vigorous action to bring about social change, or activism, comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it comes wrapped in a foldable, food-grade paper burger box.

 

Despite getting a big, greasy fat rejection from its rival with the golden arches, Burger King is pressing on with an attempt to create a showpiece burger in harmony with other fast-food joints. All in the name of peace. The King needs its fellow jesters to help create (and market) the Peace Burger, a one-day Frankenstein merger of meat patties to honor the United Nations’ International Day of Peace (Sept. 21).

 

They’re spreading peace like they slather Whopper sauce.

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Teens can rock the election

By Katharine Romefelt

Whatever your age, you can make a statement! Speaking to millions is possible for everyone through YouTube and social media. With her sweet musical “homage” to a certain presidential hopeful, 13-year-old Molly Bergman did just that. Her clever little tune “Dear Mr. Trump” has already reached close to 200,000 people.

 

Controversial remarks about immigrants and women have made Trump a target of many, and he’s hardly couched his statements during his presidential run. His popularity among voters isn’t funny anymore. Thankfully, everyone has the right to be heard in this country, not just those who scream the loudest.

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Celebrate This: Be like Mike this Giving Day

By Katharine Romefelt

Embrace the giving spirit! Donate to a charity, do a favor for a friend or simply smile at a stranger. Today is Worldwide Giving Day and no deed is too insignificant to make an impact.

Doing something that matters will fill you with an even greater sense of satisfaction.

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Mike Sorce

“Giving back to the community is important because we’re really all in this together,” said Mike Sorce in West Hollywood. “One thing that bums me out about LA is all the homeless people around here.

“I wish that I could help them out more and that there were more shelters around.”

Get in touch with your compassionate side and do something meaningful for your community. If you’re like Mike, consider donating to or volunteering for an organization like The Giving Spirit, which provides support and care packages for homeless people in the city.

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ii’s on Entertainment: More fun, less hairbun at ‘Library’

By Andrew Shane Walters

Performance of the Week

You a talking to me? Am I the person you’re a talking to? “Library Girl”, a segment from the Ruskin Group Theatre Company every second Sunday of the month (June 14 at 7 p.m), brings an audience even closer with a writer through performance and readings.

This month’s segment celebrates the anthology I Might Be The Person You Are Talking To: Short Plays From The Los Angeles Underground by Padua Playwrights. The event will open with some tunes by Mason Summit. There will also be books for sale and will be available for signing.

Admission is $10, which includes small bites and dessert! Yeah, I always love me some dessert! Ruskin Group Theatre Co. is located at 3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica.

For more info, visit ruskingrouptheatre.com.

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Claudia’s Corner: Get Digging!

by Megan Tambio

Have you ever wanted to throw on a fedora and go find ancient artifacts like Indiana Jones?  If some good old fashion adventure sounds appealing to you, come down to the Skirball Cultural Center and check out there Dig It! exhibit! (Fedora and whip not included)

Digit!At Dig It!, families can dig and sift through sand to discover vital Jewish artifacts from the Iron Age.  Work with Skirball’s archeology team to analyze artifacts and learn about ancient culture.

Open since 1996, the Skirball Cultural Center prides itself on providing various historical and artistic exhibits about Jewish heritage.

The exhibit is open Saturdays and Sundays 10 am- 4:30 pm excluding May 24. General admission is $10, kids’ tickets (ages 2- 12) are $5.

“Our focus at the Skirball is connecting the past to the present by looking at the commonalities between people of different cultures and backgrounds,” says Kimberly Kandel, a representative of Skirball .  That’s something everyone can dig.

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