| Dec 17, 2012
| 2:40 PM
This column would be so easy to write if only I worked for OC Weekly.
At that rakish-and-proud-of-it publication, just about anything goes, and that includes swear words. But here I am stuck at an apparently family-friendly paper, which poses a...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Over the last 10 years, websites that rely on crowdsourcing have become some of the most effective information-based products of the Internet revolution. But one unlikely site with roots in New Haven, RapGenius.com, may be altering the future of...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:47 AM
If you stepped into something unexpected today, here's hoping it was related to St. Nicholas Day and not a irresponsible pet owner. Millions of children (and some freaky adults) are finding candy and other assorted junk stuffed into their shoes this...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:41 PM
I harbor high hopes that Columbia can blossom to the next level in creating a "go to" environment that supports and nurtures art and artists. Recently the Columbia Association has stepped up offering public forums on this and Jane Dembner of the...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Although Pier Paolo Pasolini was best known as an Italian filmmaker, he called himself a poet and his Wikipedia entry begins by also describing him as a journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, columnist, actor, painter,...
| May 1, 2013
| 4:45 PM
As a resident of the city for more than 37 years, Nick Berkuta has waited a long time to receive the distinction of being chosen La Cañadan of the Year.
But he said at a La Cañada Kiwanis Club ceremony at Descanso Gardens on Wednesday afternoon that his...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 8:41 PM
Los cubanos que a diario corren el riesgo de ser encarcelados por intentar transmitir una imagen certera de la vida en Cuba—a través de blogs, Facebook, Twitter—han tenido una cara ante el mundo, indudablemente, en Yoani Sánchez.
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:30 AM
17th Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Fest
April 4-15, hjff.org.
Two documentaries are the highlights at the 17th Annual Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival, which will be bringing 21 films related to Jewish culture and history to theaters...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:36 AM
It's easy enough to see Yannis Pappas for free. The Brooklyn-born comedian has performed widely onstage and on TV, but two of his most prolific acts are characters who star in YouTube videos: Greek restaurant owner (and chain-smoking video blogger) Mr....
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:35 AM
1) He's an American rock drummer. (For a few years I thought he was British.)
2) He was the first rock drummer to organize drum clinics on college campuses, in theaters and in drum stores.
3) He influenced Phil Collins, Neil Peart and John Bonham. (!)...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:57 PM
When the United States entered World War II, the nation needed financing in order to build up its defense system.
So the government issued a new series of war bonds. The first one, Series A, had been issued in 1935, as a way of promoting safe...