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  • Pitiful Earthlings — bow to 'Intergalactic Nemesis'!

    If you're in the mood for some science fiction silliness, "The Intergalactic Nemesis: A Live-Action Graphic Novel" promises to keep you laughing on Friday, June 20, at 8 p.m. in the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake. This Columbia Festival of the Arts...
  • KCRW to leave 'creative dungeon' for new above-ground studio complex

    KCRW to leave 'creative dungeon' for new above-ground studio complex
    KCRW-FM (89.9) will soon be crawling out of the basement, and we're not talking about ratings. The popular NPR affiliate, which for decades has produced a raft of music, news, cultural and public affairs programs out of claustrophobic underground...
  • Removal of U.S. writers from British curriculum stokes furor

    Removal of U.S. writers from British curriculum stokes furor
    Is Michael Gove, Britain’s education minister and Conservative member of Parliament, suspicious of the political agenda of certain members of the American literati? Works by John Steinbeck, Harper Lee and Arthur Miller have long been a part of the...
  • Chicago Public Media taking over distribution of 'This American Life'

    Chicago Public Media taking over distribution of 'This American Life'
    Chicago Public Media will begin self-distribution of its signature program, "This American Life," on July 1, taking over key business functions for one of public radio’s most significant franchises. The move, announced Wednesday, will deliver...
  • E-reader: 'The Rover' by Drew Magary, 'If I Had a Stammer' by Meghan Daum

    E-reader: 'The Rover' by Drew Magary, 'If I Had a Stammer' by Meghan Daum
    Here are two good selections to read on your tablet or smartphone. The Rover by Drew Magary, Amazon, 99 cents "The Rover" by frequent GQ correspondent Drew Magary offers a quick, unconventional look at the man vs. machine conflict. ----------------...
  • 'Butterfly' took time to sprout wings

    'Butterfly' took time to sprout wings
    In "The Bargain & the Butterfly," Annie, the protagonist and child of a watchmaker, says, "The bottom of a glass is a lens. Water is a lens. Many things are lenses if you look through them carefully." And that's exactly what Katharine Noon's latest play...
  • David Sedaris gives a hoot

    David Sedaris gives a hoot
    In his short story "Understanding Understanding Owls," David Sedaris stands inside a shady London taxidermist's shop, admiring the majestic tawny owls perched against the walls. He's there to purchase a stuffed bird for his partner, Hugh, for Valentine'...
  • Jarl Mohn named next NPR president and CEO

    Jarl Mohn named next NPR president and CEO
    Jarl Mohn, the chairman of KPCC-FM (89.3) Southern California Public Radio, will be NPR's next president and chief executive, the public radio institution said Friday. He succeeds interim President and CEO Paul G. Haaga Jr. starting in July.  Mohn is...
  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1985 [Videos]

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1985 [Videos]
    More proof that the mid-'80s were ridiculously awesome, via Billboard's Hot 100 Chart archive. 10. "Walking on Sunshine," Katrina & the Waves Catchy, huh? Advertisers think so. NPR reported in 2010 that advertisers will pay $150,000-$200,000 to...
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  • La Cañada High School graduates 50th class

    La Cañada High School graduates 50th class
    Cherishing memories forged in the last four years while inching with anticipation toward what the next four may bring, La Cañada High School’s graduating seniors bid adieu Thursday to their alma mater. The ceremony unfolded traditionally, but this...