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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCan you believe GodTube.com? First, the upstart Christian video site became the nation's fastest-growing Web property for August, according to ComScore's Media Metrix. Its 1.7 million unique visitors represented a 973% increase in traffic over the...
Tags: Society, Entertainment, YouTube, Islam, Television
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLAST week in a CBS Studios picket line, one TV writer referred to the current WGA work stoppage as "the first Internet strike." And there may be something to that. Certainly you'd want to clarify that, first of all, even in the last few years of the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJennifer Murphy knows tough schools. She has been cursed at and threatened, has broken up fights and confiscated weapons. Still, she looks slightly queasy as she sits in her glass-walled principal's office, staring at a huge flat-screen monitor. A...
Tags: Music Industry, Apple iPod, Mathematics, Entertainment, Assault
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhat's wrong with this picture? On the first night of November, a group of about 15 professors, graduate students and film school alumni half-filled USC's tiny Ron Howard Theater. They came for a sneak preview of the much-anticipated Web series...
Special to The TimesJuly 5, 2008 In the four minutes it probably takes to read this review, you will have logged exactly half the time the average 15- to 24-year-old now spends reading each day. That is, if you even bother to finish. If you are perusing this on the...
Tags: Entertainment, Adults, History, Culture, Education
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNot only are we going to Iowa, we're going to New Hampshire and South Carolina and Oklahoma and MySpace and Facebook . . . YEEAEAAAH!! Exciting, isn't it? In yet another sign that politics is going digital, two of the Internet's largest states have...
Tags: Entertainment, Barack Obama, Marketing, Television, Elections
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterGrover Cleveland High School Principal Bob Marks has his limits. On Thursday, it was the labeled diagram of a vagina splashed across the front page of the student newspaper's Valentine's Day issue. Flustered teachers rushed to confiscate the...
Times Staff WriterThe box office gurus expected "300" to do well over the weekend, but not $70 million well -- a record for a movie opening in March. "This was way beyond everyone's expectations," said Brandon Gray, who founded the website Box Office Mojo. "We're all...
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming, Gerard Butler, IMAX, Movies
Special to The TimesJAYMAY will have to get used to this recurring little scene: the TV cameras and applause signs, the cue cards and her own face staring back from the video monitors. This sometimes happens to a young troubadour on the rise, even a singer-songwriter and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBlame Angelina and Brad and their do-gooding, orphanage-visiting ways. Or maybe it's all the hurricanes, tsunamis and tornadoes. Whatever the reason, more tourists — such as college students on spring break, jet-setting luxury travelers and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAlmost immediately after the writers strike began last Monday in the real world, a vibrant web of writer- and fan-supported strike efforts spun out across the virtual one. Blogs, sure, but this is the new Web now, so activists are tapping into social...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterON Thanksgiving Day, 22-year-old Stanford graduate student and entrepreneur Daniel Ackerman Greenberg posted an article on the widely read technology blog TechCrunch titled "The Secret Strategies Behind Many 'Viral' Videos." "Have you ever watched a...
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