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Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesSome video-game makers are motivated to make the most detailed simulation of warfare. Others re-create childhood dreams of monsters in ......
PALO ALTO -- Forget building a startup. Max Marty and Dario Mutabdzija want to build a startup colony. And they want to put it in the Pacific Ocean –- out of the reach of restrictive U.S. immigration laws they say keep high-skilled immigrants...
In “The Fountainhead” and her other tomes of hyper-libertarian fantasy, Ayn Rand posits that society is composed of “Makers and Takers.” In her vision, it is the creative supermen of industry who are the Makers and it is the work-...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, fanboy fare - latimes.comMaggie Simpson is in the spotlight in “The Longest Daycare,” the animated short that precedes screenings of “Ice Age: Continental Drift” ......
Jacket CopyThe Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
Los Angeles TimesIn the worlds of myth and literature, plenty of figures have had their "lost" years. There are, to name a few, Sherlock Holmes (after the plunge from Reichenbach Falls), the wizard Merlin (was he imprisoned in a cave or was he killed?), Shakespeare...
If you've been holding your breath to see whether Mitt Romney would pivot to the center now that it's a two-man race between him and President Obama, you can exhale; he won't. Romney made that clear in his victory speech after last week's primaries in...
Jacket CopyTwo masters, David Cronenberg and Don Delillo, have come together to create the film "Cosmopolis." Is it possible that's a bad thing?...
We in the mainstream media harbor a dirty little secret: Most of us are rooting for Rick Santorum. It's nothing personal, although Santorum is a reasonably appealing guy. And it's not ideological; most of us aren't yearning for Bible-based social...
Reporting from Washington -- Tony Blankley, who gained notoriety as press secretary for Newt Gingrich during the Republican takeover of Congress in the 1990s and later as a conservative commentator on radio and television, has died. He was 63. The...
24 Frames"Atlas Shrugged Part 2," the second film in a proposed trilogy adapting Ayn Rand’s 1957 capitalist epic, is scheduled to start principal photography in April in Los Angeles and Colorado, with an eye toward an October 2012 theatrical release....
Robert Reich has worked in a lot of big white buildings -- in the Senate, as an intern to Robert F. Kennedy; in the office of then-Solicitor General Robert Bork; in the Ford and Carter administrations; and as labor secretary to President Clinton. Now...
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