Archive for ‘May, 2011’


Dawn Longs for Vesta’s Gravitational Pull

Dawn Longs for Vesta’s Gravitational Pull

By Marc Rayman NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is less than two months away from getting into orbit around its first target, the giant asteroid Vesta. Each month, Marc Rayman, Dawn’s chief engineer, shares an update on the mission’s progress. Artist’s concept of the Dawn spacecraft using its ion propulsion system during the approach to Vesta. Image […]

Not as dumb as they look

Not as dumb as they look

Mark Goffman’s new documentary Dumbstruck is a humorous and heartfelt story of five ventriloquists as they pursue their dreams of a career in puppetry. The film follows the performers as they take their acts across the United States, the Mexican Riviera, the Bahamas and Japan. The film’s true life characters include Kim, a former Miss […]

When being rude is fashionable: manners in the age of texting

When being rude is fashionable: manners in the age of texting

We’ve all either done it or been a victim of it: having a conversation with a person who is fully engaged with their phone, whether they are texting or checking sports scores on the web. People walk with their heads down, staring at their phones; parents talk to their kids while answering emails; much more […]

Favorite Place in Glendale

Favorite Place in Glendale

My Burbank friend and I have finally found the perfect middle ground: Favorite Place (that’s its name) in Glendale. I’m not a foodie. I’m not a restaurant reviewer. I can’t describe the delicate blabbedy blah on the palate or the minglings of fine spices in the this and the that. What I can tell you […]

Sweet victory: Patticakes mural can stay

Sweet victory:  Patticakes mural can stay

The county planning department’s drive to alter or eliminate Patticakes Dessert Co.’s mural on Allen Ave. has been dropped, according to Patticakes’ owner. "It’s settled," said Mike McLellan. McLellan said that a deputy county planner whom he would not name called him to say that the county had settled the matter, and told him "the […]

Bryan Denton, Our Eyes in Libya

Bryan Denton, Our Eyes in Libya

Local boy Bryan Denton, now all grown up, was featured today in the New York Times blog, Lens, which covers Photography, Video and Visual Journalism. Denton, a photojournalist and product of Sequoyah School, Flintridge Prep and NYU, is currently behind enemy lines in Misurata, Libya. C.J. Chivers, who is with him in Libya writes: This […]

Caption This Photo (#64)

Caption This Photo (#64)

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The Changing Face of “Old Town Los Angeles”: LA’s Historic Core in Downtown LA

The Changing Face of “Old Town Los Angeles”: LA’s Historic Core in Downtown LA

For as long as anyone can remember, Downtown Los Angeles has been a 9-to-5 CBD. Workers drove into downtown, filling in the new skyscrapers built in the 80s in the Financial District, and a mass exodus ensued at 5pm. After … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Chaos Chronicles 415: Oprah, Elizabeth Smart and More

Chaos Chronicles 415: Oprah, Elizabeth Smart and More

Hi, Crew.. The new show is up! This week on the Chaos Chronicles Podcast; The Last Oprah Show: Gave me a Touch of Nostalgia The Gracies: Say Yes to Sequined Pants Elizabeth Smart: My hero And… My To Do List   Plus, if you suddenly found yourself speaking in a foreign accent, which one would […]

Farewell Oprah(‘s Book Club)

Farewell Oprah(‘s Book Club)

With the last episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show yesterday comes the end of Oprah’s Book Club, an institution that has been putting books in peoples hands (and authors onto bestseller lists) since 1996. While some of her picks might be controversial (remember James Frey and A Million Little Pieces? Of course you do), many […]

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