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  • 'Mad Men': 'Seven Twenty Three'

     
    So, no one lost a foot this episode. Come on, you blood-thirsty animals, we canâ??t have a severed extremity every show. For those counting the violent acts, Don was clocked in the back of a head by a seemingly future......
  • Tea Party footnotes

     
    A couple of musings about the Tea Party convention in Tennessee: I'm puzzled by the disgruntled reaction among Tea Partiers to the fact that the convention charged money to attend -- about $550, it's been reported -- and that the convention organizer...
  • 200 Great Books for Young Americans

     
    “This Should Be Quite a Story!!” April 3, 1960: The Times’ Sunday supplement, This Week magazine, features its annual reading program with a list of “200 Great Books for Young Americans,” ages 14 to 18. I’m always fascinated by what people...
  • L.A. names school after Al Gore -- but will students be safe?

     
    L.A. school officials have named a school after Al Gore, making him the first vice president to receive such an honor. Yet there are concerns over the school -- not over Al Gore's name but because some critics fear the......
  • Reading L.A.: Richard G. Lillard on the growth machine and its discontents

     
    New essay in Reading L.A. series by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, this one on the book Eden in Jeopardy by Richard G. Lillard, a book on architecture, the environment, ecology and growth in Los Angeles and Southern California....
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Pennsylvanians Favor Castle Doctrine, Split On Gun Rights In New Q-Poll.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A toxic stew of technical problems and the whims of the weather have us seriously behind the eight ball this morning, So without further ado, here's the top five stories making news this 28th day......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: The Primary Day Edition.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Voters across Pennsylvania head to the polls today to pick candidates for a slew of local and county seats, as well as some statewide judicial races. There were some predictions of high(ish) turn-out yesterday in........
  • Reading L.A.: Marc Reisner's 'Cadillac Desert'

     
    Marc Reisner's "Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water," the 11th title in our Reading L.A. series, is not, strictly speaking, a book about Los Angeles or its urban form. It is a book -- a monumental, sharply......
  • David Brower, crusader for the environment, dies at 88

    David Brower, an oracle for wilderness and the most indomitable environmental warrior of 20th century America, has died. He was 88. Brower, who died of bladder cancer Sunday at his home in Berkeley, was a combative, prickly, inspirational and visionary...