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  • How to pretend you're not a hot mess

    How to pretend you're not a hot mess
    I just turned 29, but since I returned to grad school (thus decreasing my bank account and increasing my intake of cheap beer), I’ve felt kind of like a mess. My only furniture is a decade old bed, a lumpy futon and a dumpster-dived end table. I...
  • Seniors on the Go: Oktoberfest, anybody?

    Seniors on the Go: Oktoberfest, anybody?
    You don't have to be German to enjoy hot sausage and cold beer, do you? And what's more German than Oktoberfest? Because some 20 percent of the American population can claim some sort of roots to Germany, you can find Oktoberfests in dozens of U.S. cities...
  • Apple iOS 8 arrives Wednesday, replacing iOS 7

    IPhone and iPad enthusiasts, contain yourselves: iOS 8 is ready for download Wednesday. Apple will release the next iteration of the operating system for the iPhone 4S or newer, the iPad 2 or newer, the iPad Mini, the iPad Air and the iPod Touch 5....
  • Book stalls, used books and other pleasures of New York City

    One of my favorites urban pleasures has long been buying books on the street. In New York, this means book stalls – and more specifically, the Strand’s book stall, at the southeast edge of Central Park, across Fifth Avenue from the Hotel...
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica sees digital growth, aims to draw new users

    Encyclopaedia Britannica sees digital growth, aims to draw new users
    Chicago-based Encyclopaedia Britannica, which shelved its venerable print edition in favor of a digital-only version more than two years ago, is looking to reclaim its legacy as the household reference of choice. The 246-year-old, privately held company...
  • Digital Audience Ratings: 'Frozen' Propels Next Disney Darling 'Big Hero 6′

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what...
  • Digital Audience Ratings: 'The Mysteries of Laura's' Trending is Revealed, Levine's Voice Takes 'Fallon' to the Top

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to TV shows (see the film version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what...
  • Mailbag: Civic openness? Only in the land of Orwell

    In the Sept. 3 article "Costa Mesa council discusses proposed $24.7M employee contract", I was quoted as saying "COIN is an Orwellian lie." From Wikipedia, "'Orwellian' is an adjective describing the situation, idea or societal condition that George...
  • Digital Audience Ratings: Furious Facebook Activity Drives 'Fast 7' to Top While 'St. Vincent' Rides TIFF Wave

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what...
  • Venice Film Review: 'The Golden Era'

    The whens, wheres and wherefores of Chinese writer Xiao Hong's brief but influential life are exhaustively considered in Ann Hui's ambitious, lustrously mounted biopic "The Golden Era" -- it's the life itself that's missing. , this three-hour endurance...
  • For college textbooks, newer -- and pricier -- isn't always better

    For college textbooks, newer -- and pricier -- isn't always better
    At Cal State Stanislaus, computer science faculty maintain a small library of textbooks so students don't have to buy them. Chico State history professor Susan Green invites former students to sell their used textbooks to new arrivals on the first day...