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Culture MonsterHistorians seem to agree that the first photographic images were created around 1825 by Joseph Nicephore NiÃ©pce, a French scientist who experimented with various imagery techniques, including heliographs made on pewter plates. This week, the Getty...
Top of the TicketGeorge W. Bush is coming out with a book. Yep, he knows the irony of that too. "This will come as a shock to some people in our country who didn't think I could read a book, much less write......
Culture MonsterComing soon: The Los Angeles Philharmonic will broadcast live concerts from Walt Disney Concert Hall to movie theaters starting in 2011. (Los Angeles Times) Dark knight: "Batman Live," an arena show, will start touring the U.K. next year, followed by........
Jacket CopyThe poetry of musician Tom Waits will see publication next year in the book "Hard Ground," published by the University of Texas Press. "Hard Ground" is a collaboration with photojournalist Michael O'Brien and will be a visual and poetic look......
Associated PressMarilyn Buck, a violent leftist incarcerated for 25 years for her role in some of the most notorious radical acts of the 1980s, including the bombing of the U.S. Capitol and a deadly armored car heist, died Tuesday in New York. She was 62. Buck had...
Tags: Navy Yard, Crime, Law and Justice, Punishment, Theft, Defense
Remember Robert Bly's bestselling 1990 book "Iron John: A Book About Men"? It was the manifesto for a movement -- a call for men to get back in touch with their primal selves. Go out in the woods, strip off your shirt, bang on a drum and howl at the moon....
Walter Goldschmidt, an anthropologist and longtime UCLA professor whose studies ranged from California farmers to East African cultures, has died. He was 97. Goldschmidt died Sept. 1 at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after a short illness, said...
Tags: Culture, Human Interest, Values, Farms, Ethics
Patricia Herzog, a self-taught lawyer who helped change California divorce law in 1985 by arguing that a wife who put her husband through medical school deserved to share in his future earnings after they divorced, has died. She was 88. Herzog died Oct....
"Hello, I'm Walter Cronkite." The stentorian voice booms from an oversize replica of an early console television. To viewers older than 40, the image on the screen is familiar, though more distant with the passing of years. Younger observers appear...
The moment one enters the gracious Upper West Side apartment of Eli Wallach, the home he has shared for decades with his wife and fellow actress, Anne Jackson, there is an unmistakable sense of life being well lived. Smiling and curious about his guest,...
Gary Chapman, a visionary thinker on the impact of technology and computers on society who helped shape the study of the field as it became a force in modern life, has died. He was 58. Chapman, who was a professor at the University of Texas at Austin,...
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