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  • Bitcoin is beyond understanding, but e-cigs might be worth a try

    Bitcoin is beyond understanding, but e-cigs might be worth a try
    I feel out of the cultural loop these days, as I try to follow the news. I can't wrap my mind around bitcoins and I'm not sure what an e-cig is. Pretend cigarettes? Virtual money? It's all too tech-centric for me. If you're also confused about the...
  • Girls swimming | Former Glenbrook South swimmer Smoliga making national waves

    Girls swimming | Former Glenbrook South swimmer Smoliga making national waves
    Since graduating from Glenbrook South almost a year ago, Olivia Smoliga has seen a lot. The University of Georgia swimmer recently went on YouTube to look for her most recent documented races, and found more than 20 videos. The video of her 2012...
  • Ill Repute gets to polish its image

    Ill Repute gets to polish its image
    Ill Repute's reputation has just gotten a boost. The Oxnard-based punk band, which has played on and off for three decades, earned a devoted following with hard-driving tunes like "Clean Cut American Kid." But to find literature about the band, a...
  • Harvard looking to fill a new job: Wikipedian in residence

    Harvard looking to fill a new job: Wikipedian in residence
    Do you spend a copious amount of time on Wikipedia? Harvard might have a job for you. Harvard’s Houghton Library, home to the school’s collection of rare books, is looking to fill a newly created job: Wikipedian in residence.  (And at $16 an...
  • Review: Barry Manilow's 'Harmony' musical can sing but needs work

    Review: Barry Manilow's 'Harmony' musical can sing but needs work
    A show about the late Weimar era vocal troupe the Comedian Harmonists bearing the title "Harmony" had better have memorable singing, and on that score this musical by Barry Manilow and his writing partner Bruce Sussman doesn't disappoint. In solos,...
  • Hollywood Execs Strongly Deny 'Disgusting' Sexual Abuse Claims

    Hollywood executives Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard have issued strong denials of accusations of sexually abusing underage teenage boys. The execs were each named in separate lawsuits filed Monday in Hawaii federal court by Michael Egan...
  • Digital Technologies: Good For Young Brains or Social Skills?

    The Wall Street Journal says there's no difference between a child whose primary interest is reading and a child who uses social media obsessively. In WSJ's March 22-23 "Mind and Matter" column, Alison Gopnik recounts, in fable form, her childhood...
  • 'The People's Platform' takes on the digital age of exploitation

    With every click, every tweet, every share, am I being exploited or am I taking advantage of the digital revolution? This is the question I kept asking myself as I read Astra Taylor's "The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the...
  • Adrianne Wadewitz dies at 37; helped diversify Wikipedia

    Adrianne Wadewitz dies at 37; helped diversify Wikipedia
    When Adrianne Wadewitz became a Wikipedia contributor 10 years ago she decided to use a pseudonym, certain that fellow scholars at Indiana University would frown on writing for the often-maligned "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit." But Wadewitz...
  • He battles, but disease defeats him

    He battles, but disease defeats him
    Third of three parts. In Part 2 on Wednesday, Orange Coast College student Jon Ludlow decided to stop following his medication schedule, skipping some doses. His behavior became erratic when he stopped taking the prescriptions altogether. He hailed a...
  • Homage to Catalonia, where the Costa Brava is a rite of passage

    Homage to Catalonia, where the Costa Brava is a rite of passage
    I happened to be looking up when they flew overhead, a flock of white storks heading south along the Costa Brava, in Catalonia, on Spain's Mediterranean coast. With the rising sun as their compass, they flew in shifting, untidy groups, black-tipped wings...