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  • L.A.'s German accent

    L.A.'s German accent
    At one time, Los Angeles was Weimar on the Pacific: Numerous German-speaking émigrés put their stamp on the city to which they'd fled. What with directors such as Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch, writers such as Thomas Mann and Bertolt Brecht, and...
  • Woods was 'ideal actor'

    Family and friends of George Woods gathered Friday at the Aliso Creek Inn to share memories of the actor and longtime Patriots Day Parade commentator, who died July 3. He was 75. "He was a wonderful man, full of personality and always a pleasure to have...
  • Coming soon: Science books try to deliver big answers in the fall

    In a cosmic reading mood? Let these three forthcoming books satisfy your search for fresh, unexpected insights into the nature of the universe. God, free will, quantum versus Newtonian theories — no subject is too big (or nanoscopic) for...
  • Kim Stanley Robinson maps the future's gray areas

    Kim Stanley Robinson maps the future's gray areas
    In science fiction, there's dystopia and there's utopia. There are the dark wizards of apocalypse, terrifying us with visions of humanity's grim comeuppance. And the starry-eyed fantasists, insisting how much better the future will be than the messy,...
  • 'Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle' by Michael Benson

    'Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle' by Michael Benson
    Far Out A Space-Time Chronicle Michael Benson Harry N. Abrams: 328 pp., $55 In attending to 2009's spectacular financial crisis, you may not have noticed that it was also the International Year of Astronomy, commemorating the twin 400th...
  • O.C. Bargainista: Dinner and a show for your birthday

    Freebie of the Week: The O.C. Bargainista will be using her free $30 Benihana birthday gift certificate Friday after submitting this column, and urges you to go to benihana.com and sign up for your own birthday gift. The certificate will arrive in your...
  • Prime time for Jupiter

     
    Jupiter, the King of the Planets, reaches opposition tonight, its closest approach and brightest appearance of the year. Or, it would be if we could see through the clouds and murky skies we're enduring at the moment.No matter. Planets move......
  • British Library debuts smart-phone app

     
    The Treasures smartphone app launched Monday offers a guided tour of 100 literary, musical, scientific and historical pieces in the British Library's collection....
  • Newton, Galileo, Archimedes and Chuck

     
    Former Morning Call reporter Chuck Ayers died over the weekend in California. He would have been 53 years old Monday. Chuck was a talented reporter who did some excellent stories for the Call. Still, what I’ll remember most are the......
  • Westminster dog show 2011: The contestants prepare

     
    If you're a fan of dog shows, you might know the middle of February not for the holiday it contains, but for the famous show that takes place. We're speaking, of course, of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, which......
  • Huntington's latest acquisitions include 17th century text attacking Galileo

     
    17th century text attacking Galileo acquired by Huntington...