Sean J. O'Connell

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  • 22 hours ago

    Movie nerds are not hard to come by in L.A.. Valets in this town can list the complete works of Robert Altman. Those valets should head to the Big 10-Year Anniversary Movie Trivia Contest at the Aero for a chance to win free tickets for a year and...

  • 8 days ago

    The Fleischer brothers started their eponymous animation studio in New York at just about the same time that more famous fella with the mouse did. But rather than rely on wise-cracking animals, the Fleischers hit it big with Betty Boop, Koko the C...

  • 12 days ago

    Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? The America Under Surveillance Hammer Forum will address all manner of menacing acronyms when journalist Julia Angwin and author James Bamford sit down to confirm your worst fears. Angwin spent more than ...

  • 28 days ago

    The open road and its seemingly infinite, flat expanses are irresistible to lead-footed dreamers — for about five hours. Nearly 2,500 miles long, Route 66 was the main cross-country route between Chicago and Los Angeles and boasted hundreds of opp...

  • 2 months ago

    Comedian Jenny Slate is awkward. But huggably awkward. She over-shares on social media and she’ll happily use caps lock when it ISN’T REALLY NEEDED. That adorable discomfort plays out nicely as the voice of web sensation Marcel the Shell, a charac...

  • 2 months ago

    Hours of listening to public radio can give people all the ammunition they need to be an engaging dinner party guest, but few people have time for that (unless they take the 405 to work). Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam provide the Cliffs...