| Nov 23, 2009
| 4:32 PM
-- Financial trouble: LACMA loses 23% of its investments in the last fiscal year. One victim is Jeff Koons' dangling train project, which was scheduled to arrive at LACMA in 2011-12, and is now delayed for three more years. (Los......
| Dec 13, 2009
| 9:33 PM
GUEST ESSAY: AN APPRECIATION OF "THE BIG BANG THEORY" Writer Steven Paul Leiva drops by the Hero Complex today with an appreciation of the CBS series "The Big Bang Theory," which airs Monday nights at 9:30 p.m. (8:30 central). Leiva......
| Jan 31, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Will the truth triumph over superstition and dogma? That was the question hovering in a Tehran theater Sunday afternoon as 14 men and women in black clothes circled around the astronomer Galileo Galilei in director Dariush Farhang's sometimes nightmarish,...
| Jun 16, 2005
HAMILTON, Canada — The invitation curled from her fax machine, a courtly question scrawled above the signature of a man whose name she did not recognize.
"Would you be willing to collaborate with me on studying the brain of Albert Einstein?"
| Mar 17, 2008
No matter where you drive in this megalopolis, it's hard to miss Juarez Street. That's because there are 632 of them. Hidalgo Street is almost as ubiquitous, with 624 incarnations. At least 500 streets are named Zapata.
But you can also find Sea of...
| Jun 1, 2008
ALOVE scene between logophiles: "I want to put my words in your mouth," the woman says. "I want to put my words all over your face."
The man is silent.
Woman: "Could you just say something?" Pause. "Anything."
Man: "I voted absentee last year?"
| May 18, 2008
JON BRION'S last night at Largo was epic. The singer-songwriter's free-for-all Fridays at the tiny Fairfax Avenue nightclub had been drawing capacity crowds for more than a decade, but his May 2 show was historic: his final turn before owner Mark Flanagan...
| Nov 1, 2008
Science historian Dan Lewis opened the green cloth cover of "The Origin of Species," Charles Darwin's classic work on evolutionary biology, and flipped to Page 20.
And there, in the 11th line of text, was the telltale typo: "Speceies."
| Oct 10, 2008
The title of Amanda Ross-Ho's intriguing new exhibition at Cherry and Martin bemoans the frustrations of communication. "Half of what I say is meaningless" is most recognizable as the first line of the Beatles' song "Julia," but it actually comes from a...
| Sep 21, 2008
WAS JOHN MILTON a student of the occult? I had forgotten just how extensive his grasp of demonology was until the publication of a new edition of "Paradise Lost" (Modern Library: 424 pp., $11 paper), annotated and introduced by William Kerrigan, John...
| Feb 8, 2009
The revolution was not his alone. The idea was actually an ancient one, and other scientists had embraced it along the way. But it took Galileo and the telescope he built to prove the truth to the masses: Earth is not the center of the universe.