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Stefan A. Slater

Emily Rome

At Nerd Nite L.A., Scientists Give Lectures to Drunk People

Nerd Nite Los Angeles, a monthly lecture series, blends science, education and imbibing into a single PowerPoint-filled evening. Last Monday, knowledge-hungry nerds were in full force at the Mint on W. Pico Blvd in Mid-City for a night of space lasers, 3-D printing and a myth-busting quiz on autopsies. "We......
Academy of Arms medieval combat school; Credit: Jonathan Eells

An L.A. School for Medieval Sword Fighting

Shay Roberts, founder of Academy of Arms medieval combat school, doesn't consider himself a master swordsman. Although the soft-spoken writer and former computer teacher at Glendale College has spent nearly a decade swinging blades and poring over medieval manuscripts, it takes a lifetime of hard work to revive a martial......