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  • Playing the name game

    Playing the name game
    With the power of his middle name, Randal Bennett prevented a website being created for a winery that didn't exist. Those are the peculiar facts of the arrangement that ultimately led to Townley Gallery in Laguna Beach providing artwork for the bottle...
  • Preposition nonsense

    On the Internet, that storehouse of dubious advice, you can still find statements about grammar and usage like this one: "One is still officially supposed to avoid ending sentences with prepositions. In most cases, this is not hard to do: 'Who are you...
  • End of Silk Road for drug users as FBI shuts down illicit website

    For two years, the FBI tracked the elusive founder of Silk Road, an Internet site that peddled heroin, ecstasy and every known type of prescription medication. The manhunt ended with the arrest of an unlikely suspect: Ross William Ulbricht, a 29-year-...
  • City Lights: What draws in kids? Fun, engaging fantasy

    City Lights: What draws in kids? Fun, engaging fantasy
    When I was a graduate student in creative writing, my classmates hewed mostly to predictable topics: dating, family bonds, drinking and clubbing. One day, though, a robust gentleman surprised us by handing out 20 stapled copies of a story he had written...
  • Around Town: Miss Audrey Hepburn discovers Bear

    Our canine companion, a Labrador retriever named Miss Audrey Hepburn, has a new love interest. Her first love was Dune, the deployment dog, who was temporarily assigned to La CaƱada Flintridge during his mom’s deployment to Afghanistan in 2007....
  • Some iPhone 5s users seeing 'blue screen of death' common to Windows

    Some iPhone 5s users seeing 'blue screen of death' common to Windows
    There have already been numerous issues reported with Apple's iOS 7, but a new error that's starting to be reported is reminiscent of a common problem Windows users are all too familiar with: the blue screen of death. Users are taking to Apple's...
  • Review: Oratory weighs down 'Last Days of Socrates'

    Review: Oratory weighs down 'Last Days of Socrates'
    Socrates was said to have been the ugliest man in Athens. We don't know much about the great thinker on whom modern philosophy is grounded, but we do have a pretty good notion that he had bulging eyes and a disagreeable nose. He was grubby. He was often...
  • CT.com Interview: Neil Sedaka

    CT.com Interview: Neil Sedaka
    Neil Sedaka is very proud of his “55 years.” In our short conversation, the 74-year-old vocalist, multi-instrumentalist (most importantly pianist) and songwriter-for-hire brings up that figure at least twice as he discusses how long he has...
  • Social media on the job hunt

    Social media on the job hunt
    Social media have proved to be a powerful recruitment resource for companies. A recent CareerBuilder survey found that the 39 percent of hiring managers research candidates via social media to find out more about them. In a recent article in The Atlantic,...
  • John Fogerty plays well with others

    John Fogerty plays well with others
    John Fogerty has always been his own man, as you can tell by his songs. So it follows that for his latest album, the 68-year-old did it his way. He sought the exact people he wanted to work with, and re-created songs he made famous while leading...
  • 'Diana' review: The royal weak stuff

    'Diana' review: The royal weak stuff
    *1/2 (out of four) Before the “Diana” screening I attended, moviegoers could enter to win a spa package to live like a princess for a day. This seems better suited to a Disney princess movie—unless the winner will be mobbed by...