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  • The editor's lot, in seventeen syllables

    Throwback Thursday is a gimmick permitting the repurposing of old material. Having sold you old rope earlier this week with the annual holiday cautions, I plainly have no shame. So today's throwback Thursday offering is a selection of previously published...
  • The Latest: 'Falling' for theater; Means show mettle

    The Latest: 'Falling' for theater; Means show mettle
    Falling Into Theatre...and Finding Myself Robert Cohen Fithian Press; 232 pages Actor Steve McQueen famously said, "I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth." Robert Cohen may have that spirit as well. When the...
  • Digital Audience Ratings: 'Vampire Diaries' Bites Into Top 10, 'Marco Polo' Finds Way to Trending

    Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR - TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind DAR - TV, scroll to the bottom of the article....
  • Verdugo Views: Guests at sanitarium each had a story to tell

    Verdugo Views: Guests at sanitarium each had a story to tell
    Rockhaven Sanitarium in Montrose was sometimes called the Screen Actor’s Sanitarium, as it provided a home for several women who were either active in — or connected to — show business. Over the years, residents included actress...
  • Governance advocates see crowd-sourcing as way to fix Internet ills

    Responding to a dizzying array of issues that threaten to break the Internet, from privacy to tax dodging to cybercrime, a group of the world's leading governance organizations say greater user involvement, not top-down control, is needed. Three...
  • The Berlin Wall takes a fall -- 25 years on

    It’s true about the eye of a meteorological hurricane being calm, but not a political one. Even so, when you’re right there -- as  I was, in the tumult of Berlin 25 years ago, in the days after the wall began to come down -- it’s hard...
  • Cards Against Humanity's 'Holiday Bullshit' is back for Kwanzaa

    Cards Against Humanity's 'Holiday Bullshit' is back for Kwanzaa
    New year, different bullshit at Cards Against Humanity. The Chicago-based card-game maker is back with 'Holiday Bullshit' this year--a promotion where the company sends out multiple days of mystery gifts at a relatively low cost. Last year, it was the...
  • Jeff Jacobs: Hard To Point Angry Finger At Silly Act By UConn Player

    Jeff Jacobs: Hard To Point Angry Finger At Silly Act By UConn Player
    HAMDEN — Even now, 41 years later, I can't fully explain why I did it. There it is on page 188 among the senior homeroom pictures in my high school yearbook. The middle finger. Best I can tell it's the only one among hundreds of photos in the...
  • Robert Louis Stevenson's birthday Thursday recalls Disney's first live-action film, 'Treasure Island'

    Robert Louis Stevenson's birthday Thursday recalls Disney's first live-action film, 'Treasure Island'
    There’s no mistaking that Disney got its start by the art of animation, yet live-action films have been part of the film studio’s classic repertoire, as well. And Thursday’s birthday anniversary is one that bears on one of Disney’s...
  • Letter: Project's speed and scale are electrifying

    Like many others I’ve been watching, fascinated, as helicopters, hovering motionless, lower huge metal structures onto the electricity towers being built on our neighboring hills. Today on a hike I decided to take a closer look, which involved...
  • Scientists use Wikipedia search data to forecast spread of flu

    Can public health experts tell that an infectious disease outbreak is imminent simply by looking at what people are searching for on Wikipedia? Yes, at least in some cases. Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory were able to make extremely...