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  • Just say 'nein': Talking with Eric Jarosinski about NeinQuarterly

    The very best piece of writing I’ve encountered on Twitter comes from a feed called NeinQuarterly. Here it is: “At Starbucks I order under the name Godot. Then leave.” That’s an almost perfect use of Twitter as a platform:...
  • Wikimedia Foundation sends cease and desist letter to Wiki-PR

    The Wikimedia Foundation has sent a cease and desist letter to Wiki-PR, a public relations agency that has reportedly been engaging in paid advocacy editing on free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. In the three-page letter, the nonprofit Wikimedia...
  • Edit local Wikipedia information at Laurel History Edit-a-thon

    The Laurel Museum is opening its doors this Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. for anyone interested in bringing Laurel's history to one of the web's premier sites. The event, called the Laurel History Edit-a-Thon, is sponsored by the Laurel...
  • Stevie Nicks: Singer to guest on 'American Horror Story: Coven'

    Thunder only happens when it's raining, and Stevie Nicks is only playing a guest role on "American Horror Story: Coven." But for fans of either the FX series or Fleetwood Mac's resident sorceress, it's still exciting news.  Executive producer Ryan...
  • Readers' guesses on Google Mystery Barge: TARDIS? Holodeck? Ark?

    Readers' guesses on Google Mystery Barge: TARDIS? Holodeck? Ark?
    On Monday I wrote about my amateur sleuthing attempts to uncover the truth behind the Google Mystery Barge. (Spoiler alert: I failed. But did find some interesting clues.) But one of the fun things about this story is pondering just what the heck Google...
  • Sriracha, despite its legal woes, is a cultural icon that bites

    Sriracha, despite its legal woes, is a cultural icon that bites
    Hot sauce is so hot right now. For the last few months, thanks to a daily Google alert for “Sriracha,” I’ve been treated to all manner of news about the fiery sweet-and-sour chili sauce that has become one of L.A.’s most...
  • Rand Paul, angry over plagiarism charges, wants to sword fight

    One measure of a savvy politician is how he handles his mistakes. Expressing nostalgia for the days when one could shoot or stab a critic is not a great PR move. Rand Paul, the Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky who has been accused of serial...
  • Rand Paul attacks media over plagiarism accusations

    Rand Paul attacks media over plagiarism accusations
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul shifted his tone from apology to condemnation Wednesday as he continued to face fallout from alleged plagiarism in numerous speeches and articles. Last week, the Kentucky Republican chalked up accusations that he had...
  • Mailbag: Critic's review missed careful crafting

    Re: "The first 3,999 miles are the best," Coastline Pilot, Nov. 1. Far from being a "fizzled finale," the last line of "4000 Miles" provides perfect resolution. Because the audience has been caught up in the plot, we don't realize that what we've been...
  • Around Town: Library can help tap those online sources

    Mark Totten, the head reference librarian and manager of the La Caņada Flintridge branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library, mentioned in passing that the library’s collection of Civil War books gets a lot of use during Civil War homework...
  • Don't copy; don't tell lies

    Mark Liberman's post at Language Log about the minor furor over plagiarism in work published under Sen. Rand Paul's name, along with some of the comments, allows us to make some useful distinctions. What counts as plagiarism, passing off someone else's...