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  • Let's get flashy with film fest names

    Let's get flashy with film fest names
    A few days ago I mentioned the Peace on Earth Film Festival to someone whose eyes glazed over so fast I might as well have said I was planning to stare at the wall for the next hour. Who doesn't like peace? Honestly, now. And yet there's something...
  • Animated map: How the West was won, in one GIF

    Animated map: How the West was won, in one GIF
    Attention AP U.S. history students: An animated map resurfaced this week that provides a dynamic illustration of how the country expanded -- showing in seconds the volatility of nearly two centuries of history. Even in 1783, when the Treaty of Paris...
  • Bitcoin is beyond understanding, but e-cigs might be worth a try

    Bitcoin is beyond understanding, but e-cigs might be worth a try
    I feel out of the cultural loop these days, as I try to follow the news. I can't wrap my mind around bitcoins and I'm not sure what an e-cig is. Pretend cigarettes? Virtual money? It's all too tech-centric for me. If you're also confused about the...
  • Ill Repute gets to polish its image

    Ill Repute gets to polish its image
    Ill Repute's reputation has just gotten a boost. The Oxnard-based punk band, which has played on and off for three decades, earned a devoted following with hard-driving tunes like "Clean Cut American Kid." But to find literature about the band, a...
  • Former teen idol Fabian defends Justin Bieber, but says he doesn't get Miley Cyrus

     
    Fabian Forte, who in the late 1950s and early ‘60s was a teen idol who had a half-dozen chart hits in a year, says teen idols haven’t changed much. He says current idol Justin Bieber, who is besieged of late......
  • Harvard looking to fill a new job: Wikipedian in residence

    Harvard looking to fill a new job: Wikipedian in residence
    Do you spend a copious amount of time on Wikipedia? Harvard might have a job for you. Harvard’s Houghton Library, home to the school’s collection of rare books, is looking to fill a newly created job: Wikipedian in residence.  (And at $16 an...
  • Review: Barry Manilow's 'Harmony' musical can sing but needs work

    Review: Barry Manilow's 'Harmony' musical can sing but needs work
    A show about the late Weimar era vocal troupe the Comedian Harmonists bearing the title "Harmony" had better have memorable singing, and on that score this musical by Barry Manilow and his writing partner Bruce Sussman doesn't disappoint. In solos,...
  • There once was a land named Crimea

    Thanks to some strange alignment of the planets, there were two competing, yet remarkably similar, news stories this week. Both involved the disappearance of things that should never get lost: an entire passenger plane and an entire country. But, at...
  • Elaine Stritch is too talented, even (especially) if she says so

    "There's no one who's more romantic than a cynic," said the late, great, writer-moviemaker Nora Ephron. When a novel titled "What Nora Knew" uses this quote to open a new so-titled novel, I confess I bridled a little bit. (I guess I was foolishly...
  • Verdugo Views: Distinguished alum has Armenian heritage

    Verdugo Views: Distinguished alum has Armenian heritage
    Glendale native Paul Ignatius, retired Secretary of the Navy, will be honored at this year’s Glendale Educational Foundation event as a distinguished Hoover High alumnus. Born in 1920, Ignatius grew up on Columbus Avenue in a Spanish-style house...
  • NATO Three Stooges?

     
    Church, Chase & Betterly I haven't found time yet to attend any of the 'NATO 3' trial in Cook County Criminal Court, but from what I've read it really looks as though these mopey wanna-bes were too baked and aimless......