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  • The Bell Curve: The power of a vote

    John Dean called the other day to share a memory. He's an old friend who retired nine years ago as superintendent of Orange County schools. He now holds the title of emeritus, from which he draws on his long experience to serve as a consultant. As...
  • NJ Mansion On The Market For $68 Million

    NJ Mansion On The Market For $68 Million
    A New Jersey mansion recently put on the market is going for a whopping $68 million -- one of the highest price tags in the nation. The 30,000-square-foot residence, called the Stone Mansion, includes a ballroom, indoor basketball court, movie theater...
  • American art collectors ripe for study

    American art collectors ripe for study
    Henry Clay Frick, J. Pierpont Morgan, Louisine and Henry O. Havemeyer in New York; J. Paul Getty, Norton Simon, Arabella and Henry E. Huntington in Los Angeles; Andrew W. Mellon in Washington, D.C.; Claribel and Etta Cone in Baltimore. Big names in the...
  • James Monroe: A president for his time, not ours

    James Monroe: A president for his time, not ours
    In his Oct. 15 Op-Ed article, "James Monroe, a president for our times?," Harlow Giles Unger offers an enthusiastic portrait of the fifth president's two terms in office from 1817-25, giving him much credit for the New Deal-like programs that helped end...
  • Book review: 'Driven West'

    Book review: 'Driven West'
    The genocidal removal of Native Americans from their ancestral homelands is one of the most shameful episodes in American history. Over and over, A.J. Langguth reports in his unfocused but nonetheless scarifying account, U.S. presidents proclaimed that it...
  • Lobster Fest! Indie bands and crustaceans invade San Pedro

     
    Patrons mill about in bright red hats with skyward-pointing lobster claws. Fingers retain the smell of butter and arthropod juice. Grown men wear pirate shirts and eyeliner, and the musical lineup features everything from a midget KISS cover band to......
  • Critic's Notebook: Ingres' 'Comtesse d'Haussonville' @ Norton Simon Museum

     
    Louise d'Haussonville arrived in Pasadena the other day, and it's always good to see her. Always strange too. One of the greatest portraits by one of the greatest portrait painters — French genius Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), who didn't......
  • The Cribs play the Glass House in Pomona, tonight

     
    Do you like Travis? How about the Strokes? Maybe the Smiths? Actually, when it comes to The Cribs, it really doesn't matter, because we're betting you're going to dig their sound--regardless of what your angle on indie rock is. Take a jaunt out to...
  • Byrd memorial services set

     
    by Lisa Mascaro The man who spent a lifetime in the Senate will be memorialized there on Thursday, as the late Sen. Robert Byrd lies in repose in the chamber as the West Virginia Democrat had requested. Members of Byrd's......
  • Aquarium Drunkard releases 'L'Aventure,' a tribute to Television, talks to Pop & Hiss

     
    The red-covered stepchild of the slim Television discography "Adventure," the band's sophomore album, has always been overlooked in favor of its groundbreaking predecessor, "Marquee Moon." Until now -- with the release of the Aquarium Drunkard compilation...
  • Henry Clay People hit the road, release new MP3

     
    The Henry Clay People - Your Famous Friends from tbdrecords on Vimeo. The standout track on the Henry Clay People's new album "Somewhere on the Golden Coast" declares, "This ain't a scene, it's just a generation caught in between." (The......