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  • What Is It? The Answer

     
    Last week's "What Is It?" object was a rarity, in that it's another version of an item I used in one of these quizzes some time back. It's a hog oiler. On the right is a photo of the other......
  • Chan Lowe: Attorney General Bondi slams marriage equality

    Chan Lowe: Attorney General Bondi slams marriage equality
    It used to be a politically safe bet to condemn same-sex marriage. As recently as 2008, Florida voters passed an amendment to the state constitution to ban it.   Today — a mere six years later — a majority of Floridians favor marriage...
  • It's hard to achieve 'Dominion' with such bad writing, acting

    It's hard to achieve 'Dominion' with such bad writing, acting
    It is almost never a good idea to randomly quote from Wikipedia, but when reviewing a show in which ravening angels attempt to exterminate the human race in order to win back God's love, it's safe to say all bets are off. After all, potential viewers of...
  • Datebook: Hollywood Fringe Fest, Tony Greene and Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

    Datebook: Hollywood Fringe Fest, Tony Greene and Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
    The Hollywood Fringe Festival gets small-scale theater going all over the city, Wikipedia gets rewritten, Tony Greene's art receives posthumous celebration and a Spalding Gray monologue receives posthumous re-creation. And who are those New Yorkers...
  • No hope to be hip

    When you're the parent of teens and twenty-somethings, you are hip by osmosis. You text almost as much as they do, because they do. You are not only familiar with skinny jeans in the laundry, you have some of your own. You are able to converse about...
  • All of Paris is not in love with bridge padlocks

    All of Paris is not in love with bridge padlocks
    This city appears to be the epicenter of a global epidemic. Instead of carving hearts into trees, couples are expressing eternal love by hanging "love locks" on bridges, fences and gates. Often the metal padlocks inscribed with names or initials are...
  • Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula

    Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula
    All through high school, Ani Schug was told to steer clear of Wikipedia. Her teachers talked about the popular online encyclopedia "as if it wasn't serious or trustworthy" and suggested it only be used as a tip sheet. Imagine her surprise this spring...
  • WWDC 2014: 10 highlights from Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8

    As expected, Apple unveiled the latest versions of its iOS and OS X operating systems Monday morning at the keynote event of its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.  Led by Chief Executive Tim Cook and Senior Vice President Craig...
  • Film Review: 'This Is Not a Ball'

    In the lead-up to the 2014 World Cup, Brazilian artist Vik Muniz created a pair of massive art installations using 20,000 carefully arranged soccer balls -- an impressive accomplishment, but not one that could possibly sustain a feature-length film....
  • What if Marvel directors cast their former stars?

    What if Marvel directors cast their former stars?
    When Adam McKay was announced, and then unannounced, as a contender to direct "Ant Man," moviedom's hive mind began racing at the possibilities. Did that mean Will Ferrell could potentially star as the insectoid hero? Could John C. Reilly could play his...
  • Slender Man inspired preteens to kill? Website defends content

    The website that officials said helped inspire two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate brushed off criticism on Tuesday, condemning the attack as an "isolated incident." A 12-year-old Waukesha girl who survived being stabbed 19 times was...