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Simon Gornick
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Attended University of Manchester
Lives in Los Angeles
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Softball scrimmage. Little league at its best.
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Elect a party led by a PR guy and this is what you get.
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Says it all! Great post for my great friend, Adam! You can see his work in LA via the Edward Cella gallery.
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I think the lens was dirty but it adds an ethereal feel to the shot. At the Skirball Cultural Center today. 
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Obama's is way out of his comfort zone on this Syria deal, and going to Congress with a pandering plea to "help" Israel is disingenuous and undermines the real geopolitical reasons for action. Plus Israel needs American "help" like it needs an outhouse in the Sinai desert. 
The Obama administration is using a time-tested pitch to get Congress to back military strikes in Syria: It will help protect Israel. Israel’s enemies, including Iran and the terrorist group Hezbollah, could be emboldened if Congress fails to approve action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, senior administration officials said...
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Like that's gonna happen. :(
Oscar de la Renta halves his guest list for show in New York as critics say too many poseurs crowd the runways
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No Cookie Cutter Copy Here.
Clients say they want out of the box copywriting. But most don't. Almost invariably ask that out of the box solutions are toned down a little, and then a little more, and then a little more after that, until they're firmly back-in-the-box solutions. The pro...
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Iran's Charm Offensive Seems to be Working

It was a real nice touch by the new Iranian President to tweet his Rosh Hashanah greetings out to the world. Then there's his good-natured smile, and the apparent decision by Khamenei to let Rohani and his team handle nuclear negotiations. The media in the West are enamored with  that 'lovable teddy bear' Rohani but I'm not so sure.

I mean maybe the Iranian poor are truly so impoverished by sanctions that they're close to toppling the Mullahs. Maybe Rohani really is in charge and the "Supreme Leader" is taking a back seat. Maybe the Revolutionary Guard have decided that the Great Satan isn't so bad after all.

But make no mistake. Iran with the bomb is way more powerful than Iran without it, and playing nice is a way better stalling tactic.
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Obama's really working the high wire act with his oddball and misguided decision to go to Congress on Syria. It was a greenhorn's play from an experienced and supposedly savvy President because the House looks shaky at best. If this resolution fails, Obama is going to look weak and America's reputation takes another very big hit. He'd be forced to ignore Congress and enter Lame Duck land early, or shy away from America's geopolitical duty by accepting the will of the people. What a disaster.
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The premise of this piece is incorrect in my opinion. America's attack on Assad isn't about Syria, which will soon be no longer - It's about the use of WMDs on innocents. And as for the Arabs being ungrateful for our intervention, so be it. Humanitarianism often comes with a price tag but that doesn't undermine the moral case for undertaking it. 
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If the Western world weren't already in terminal free fall I'd say this was the most disgusting idea imaginable, but seeing as we are, let the meat market commence. 
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  • Content Consultant
    1996 - present
  • Gisteo
    Creative Director, 2011 - present
  • Online Video Writer
    2008 - present
  • BBC, Channel 4, LWT, MTV
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(Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc will stop manufacturing its own Nook tablets, marking the end of its expensive attempt to compete alone with

Barnes & Noble shares plunge on Nook pullout
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Competition from Apple, Google and a host of other rivals proves too intense for the bookseller.

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We've been working on getting more details on a press event that Facebook is having this week. Earlier, we wrote it could launch a news-read

Christie accused of 'debilitating stupidity' after election decision
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(CNN) -- Gov. Chris Christie's decision to set a special election this year to fill New Jersey's vacant Senate seat wasn't met with open arm

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Syrian rebels, including Sunni extremists, stormed a village and battled pro-regime militiamen, killing more than 60 Shiite fighters and civ

Internet anonymity is the height of chic
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F-35 fighter jet struggles to take off
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Syria rebels trounced near Qusair
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Syrian state TV says government forces have captured Eastern Bouweida, the final rebel stronghold near the strategic town of Qusair.

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance
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The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in US history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intend

There are no negatives about Joans on Third, except that so many people agree that it's often rather crowded. I've been a regular there since the beginning and its consistency and care to detail always amaze me. It's truly an LA Institution.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Italian with a modern spark. Pushes the boundaries of the cuisine with some bold experimentation that's sometimes a little hit and miss. Overall, definitely worth a punt. Wine was handled very well by an enterprising Sommelier.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
It's a takeout staple for us, but when we eat here, the food is good, if a little precious, and perhaps lacking in an intangible authenticty.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I'd never seen an Edsel or a Packard until I came to this hidden jewel of a car museum, a genuine afficionado's delight that in some ways puts the Petersen to shame. Everyone should visit so they can get up close to some of the best of American engineering and ingenuity. It gives you hope that this country will get back on track.
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Tuk Tuk feels like the real deal when it comes to basic Thai. The food is robust and honest with plenty of lemongrass punch. Place is a little gloomy, but overall it works.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great bagels - by the relatively middling standards of Los Angeles - but the decor is more Brooklyn that it needs to be and therefore my advice would be to grab a bag of Everythings and eat them at home.
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: Poor - FairService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
It's got its problems, but Tuk Tuk has one thing going for it. Many of its dishes taste authentic and alive. You've got to choose right, but if you do it can be a surprising treat for the tastebuds.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago