| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:11 PM
You couldn't say the crime is being committed by stealth. Quite the contrary: Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is aiming to slay net neutrality in broad daylight. The murder weapon is a proposal to allow Internet service...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Foursquare has released Swarm, a new smartphone app designed to replace the geolocation-based social aspects of the New York City start-up's original service.
Earlier this month, Foursquare announced that it would be splitting its services into two...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Set in a hyper-connected modern-day Chicago, "Watch Dogs" is full of virtual versions of real places. Between shootouts and car chases, gamers can even check in to and learn about more than 100 hot spots throughout the city, Foursquare-style.But did...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:36 AM
As we travel through our moviegoing lives, time and distance can be marked by a dawning appreciation for the types of stories we didn't care about when we were younger.
I've written over the years about my childhood ambivalence regarding Westerns, in...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Tuesday's ruling by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu declaring all sorts of job protections for teachers "unconstitutional" is being hailed by a certain category of education activists.
What's curious about this is that they seem to...
| May 6, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Few things are as disgusting as the sight of a big business enterprise swaddling itself in morality and sanctimony, proclaiming its high ethical standards.
I'm looking at you, NBA.
The National Basketball Assn. has been showered with praise for the...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Foursquare is reinventing itself by getting rid of its famed check-in feature. Kind of.
The New York City startup Thursday announced that it will be splitting up its geo-based social networking and local search services into two apps: Foursquare for...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:00 AM
In a show of mettle, Los Angeles Ballet mounted a challenging, thrilling and mostly rewarding program titled "Quartet" on Saturday night at UCLA's Royce Hall.
Credit husband-and-wife artistic directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, whose...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:39 PM
The new season of the series Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center will feature seven productions, including visits from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Australian Ballet with its production of "Swan Lake."
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Chester Gould, the inventor of Dick Tracy's iconic two-way wrist radio, could not have imagined the real thing. Teamed with your smart phone, a smart watch can display real-time fitness data; show phone, text and social-media...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:36 PM
(Free for iOS and Android)
What it is: An app to book a shared ride to or from the airport on Super Shuttle or a private ride on ExecuCar. Super Shuttle serves more than 60 U.S. airports, including New York, Philadelphia, Washington,...