In a piece about good acting in bad movies he wrote last year, A.O. Scott suggested that "You might almost say that greatness shows itself precisely in the discrepancy between the performance and the material." It's in keeping with this notion that we've decided to highlight some of 2012's overachie ... More >>
When Professor Patrick James was 13, he picked up The Lord of the Rings. It took him less than three days to finish reading the trilogy.
Years passed and James entered academia. Although his discipline is international relations, he wanted to bring the books that captured his attention to the class ... More >>
Courtesy Skirball Cultural Center.When we reported on the Skirball's double exhibits "Houdini" and "Masters of Illusion" a few weeks ago, there was one question that we didn't quite get to cover: how come so many magicians are Jewish?
A few possible answers seem to present themselves right ... More >>
MySpaceBack away slowlyUpdate: Confirmed, once and for all, by the LA Times:
Health officials identified legionella bacteria in a whirlpool spa at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles during an investigation in February that began when people were sickened after attending a fundraiser.
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Nicole CamposLen Peralta's W00tstock 2.4 poster - drawn during the show, right on stage!For what is typically considered one of the lighter, less big events-heavy days of Comic-Con, this year's must-see-and-do Thursday events in and around the convention center were outrageously plentiful. Yo ... More >>