Archive for ‘February, 2011’


Suicide of a former NFL player brings the issue of head trauma into a disturbing new light

Suicide of a former NFL player brings the issue of head trauma into a disturbing new light

Dave Duerson was an 11-year safety with the Chicago Bears, selected for the Pro Bowl four times and a businessman who grew a food company into a multimillion-dollar success. At 50-years-old Duerson shot himself in the chest last Thursday, committing suicide in such a way that his brain would be intact and available for ongoing […]

Window Stickers Popping Up

Window Stickers Popping Up

Happy red stickers recently went out to every business listed in EAT: Los Angeles 2011, and we’ve been getting photos from some proprietors as they place them in their windows. Here’s the first batch that arrived—they show the diversity of the resources for food lovers that we provide. If you see the sticker, it means […]

Extreme Worlds: The Moon’s Inner Core Revealed

Extreme Worlds: The Moon’s Inner Core Revealed

By Todd Ratcliff The Apollo 15 (left) and Apollo 11 (right) lunar laser ranging retroreflector arrays. Image credit: NASA/D. Scott Everyone knows that Earth’s Moon is a cold, dead chunk of rock, right? Hold on there, Sparky, not so fast! While it’s true that it was once thought that the moon was an inert, lifeless […]

Ideas for Pasadena: Close Back Entrances to Increase Foot Traffic on South Lake Avenue

Ideas for Pasadena: Close Back Entrances to Increase Foot Traffic on South Lake Avenue

This is an updated post to the one from last week where I recommended that in order to help funnel much needed pedestrian energy onto South Lake Avenue itself, the back entrances for many of the stores that face the … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Can boomers defy old age?

Can boomers defy old age?

The oldest baby boomers are turning 65 this year, so realistically what can they expect from the next 20 years of life? Promoters of longevity claim that if people just live right, ninety could be the new fifty. They also argue that the “cure” for the disease of getting old is just around the corner […]

How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly—and the Stark Choices Ahead

How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly—and the Stark Choices Ahead

Dambisa Moyo, the former World Bank economist who caused quite a stink with her critique of American aid to Africa and reliance on celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Bono as self-proclaimed ambassadors to the African content, is back with a thesis that’s sure to shake things up again. Her new book chronicles what Moyo characterizes […]

Cabbage Patch

Cabbage Patch

WHY Beautiful salads, bowls and sandwiches made from ingredients as fresh, locally sourced and organic as possible, served in a bright, cheerful café. WHAT Handsome young owner Samir Mohajer was chef at Rustic Canyon for two years, and he’s brought the same devotion to high-quality ingredients seen at his old home to this casual, order-at-the-counter […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/21/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/21/11

Hardcover Fiction Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Steig Larsson Tick Tock, James Patterson Swamplandia!, Karen Russell Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert Object of Beauty, Steve Martin Death of a Chimney Sweep, M. C. Beaton Sherlockian, Graham Moore Red Garden, Alice Hoffman Fadeaway Girl, Martha Grimes Hardcover Non-Fiction Fallin’ Up, […]

The Reality of Camino Real

The Reality of Camino Real

A confined, claustrophobic place filled with desperate people controlled by a despotic ruler. The latest urban Middle East protest? No—an early 1950s work by Tennessee Williams, rarely produced, atypical (think Dante, not Stanley Kowalski) and now strangely relevant: Camino Real. The Theatre @ Boston Court could not have predicted the resonance of its current production […]

Saturday in the Garden: Not to Miss

Saturday in the Garden: Not to Miss

If you are itching to plant your summer garden, or ready to eat from your favorite cook’s, you would do well to hightail it to the Arboretum this Saturday for an event built around a remarkable new book. Co-hosting is the fine Garden Conservancy, not known for hightailing it most places. In honor of my […]

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