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  • The master of the lids

     The master of the lids
    According to Gisberto Bertucci, there are two ways to get anywhere in the universe: your imagination or through a black hole. "Why would God create such a large landscape if we can't see it?" he mused Friday morning on a bus trundling down Coast Highway...
  • Harlan: Bring objectivity to commission appointments

    This Tuesday, the Costa Mesa City Council will revisit the appointment of one planning commissioner and select four new members of the Parks and Recreation Commission. Based on the council majority's initial appointments a few weeks ago, I think we can...
  • Whitney Young chess team celebrates state title

    Whitney Young chess team celebrates state title
    At a Whitney Young Magnet High School pep rally today, the school band, cheerleaders and dance team pumped up the crowd, and the young men being honored raised their arms to gesture for more noise. It was not your usual chess team event. But after the...
  • Best of 2013: Mark Olsen picks 'Spring Breakers,' 'Her'

    Best of 2013: Mark Olsen picks 'Spring Breakers,' 'Her'
    In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: SPRING BREAKERS loops between raging party & spaced-out bummer, fun & its consequences. Smart about being dumb, it's of &...
  • Making deadly games of thrones with "The Lion in Winter"

    Making deadly games of thrones with "The Lion in Winter"
    “Try; you can hear the thinking through the walls,” King Henry II says in the solid-as-a-rock Palm Beach Dramaworks production of “The Lion in Winter” playing through Jan. 5 in West Palm Beach. We almost feel that we can. For...
  • Letter: Chess park a waste to the city

    Well, another $500,000 wasted by the Glendale City Council. In the early 2000s, the City Council unanimously approved that allocation to develop a “chess park” and it was opened in 2005 with a ceremony that promised regular use as Glendale...
  • Rubber duck, game of chess enter U.S. Toy Hall of Fame

    Rubber duck, game of chess enter U.S. Toy Hall of Fame
    The rubber duck and chess were selected for the U.S. National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday. They were chosen from among 12 finalists including bubbles, Clue, Fisher-Price Little People, little green army men, Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, Pac-...
  • Complete list of Independent Spirit Awards winners and nominees

    The Steve McQueen period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey won...
  • With “King of the Nerds,” TBS invites viewers to Nerdvana

     
    Back in 1984, being a nerd was more likely to get you beatdowns than ballyhoo. Heck, they even made a whole movie about nerds having to mount a David-vs.-Goliath campaign to stand up for their rights against the bully jocks. But the world has changed...
  • MTV to premiere new “Star Trek Into Darkness” clip

     
    Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams, and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Benedict Cumberbatch, will appear on-air on MTV this Wednesday, May 8, at 7:56pm ET to introduce an exclusive clip from Star Trek Into Darkness, the...
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje talks ‘Thor’ sequel, ‘Bullet to the Head’

     
    Amid the narrowing concentric circles of corruption, murder and big city racketeering featured in the shoot-'em-up action caper “Bullet to ......