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  • Google punishes Rap Genius for manipulative SEO tactics

    Google punishes Rap Genius for manipulative SEO tactics
    Google has removed Rap Genius from the top of its search results after it was discovered that the popular music lyrics website was trying to trick the tech giant into giving it better search rankings. Now, when users search for "Rap Genius" on Google...
  • 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 Cañada 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...
  • Frankie Valli to play Chrysler Hall in February, tickets on sale Nov. 15

    Frankie Valli to play Chrysler Hall in February, tickets on sale Nov. 15
    Pop pioneer Frankie Valli, the man with the famous falsetto, will sing at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk next year. The concert will take place Friday, Feb. 21, promoters announced Friday. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Nov. 15 from Ticketmaster. Tickets range in...
  • Memory lapses? Forget about it

    Memory lapses? Forget about it
    "When my memory gets too bad, just promise you'll shoot me." I've heard some version of that refrain from most of the older people in my life. Unable to recall, say, the name of a former neighbor's long-dead cocker spaniel, they're convinced they're...
  • Redesigned Spokeo now focuses on reconnecting old pals

    Redesigned Spokeo now focuses on reconnecting old pals
    Fined just over a year ago for marketing itself as a way for employers to dig up dirt on potential hires, the people-search service Spokeo is refreshing its website Wednesday to emphasize finding long-lost friends, classmates, lovers and family members....