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Filmmaker Jim Rodnunsky took a backward (and face-down) approach to developing Cablecam, among the most revolutionary innovations in the history of sports broadcasting. Rodnunsky's system of using a cat's cradle of synthetic ropes to suspend a remote-...
LA Times MagazineA guide to the restaurants that built Southern California’s reputation for global breadth....
Show TrackerA recap of the 'America's Got Talent' quarterfinals in which the Kinetic King flops and Zuma Zuma, Yellow Designs Stunt Team and Team iLuminate fly....
Show TrackerA recap of the 'America's Got Talent' semifinals in which Kinetic King, Snap Boogie, the Silhouettes, Landau Murphy Eugene, Jr. and others contended for the top 10....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesWhile Mortals Sleep Unpublished Short Fiction Kurt Vonnegut, foreword by Dave Eggers Delacorte: 272 pp., $27 It was in the 1950s that Kurt Vonnegut, then in his early 30s, quit his job as a publicity man for the research department of General Electric...
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Show Tracker"Modern Family" isn't your traditional sitcom, but at the same time, it kind of is. Sure, the show's got post-modern touches, like characters who talk directly to the camera, but there are episodes that borrow as much from "The Brady......
Brand XSierra Madre's lone townie bar, the Buccaneer, is about to get its first glimpse of formal wear. A roving party bus occupied by 20- and 30-somethings gussied up in tuxedos and gowns is slated to arrive. The game for the evening is to tell inquisitive...
Culture MonsterRomeo and Juliet lacked imagination. No play of Shakespeareâs captures the disorienting rush of desire like âA Midsummer Nightâs Dream,â with its young lovers lost in the woods and gleeful fairies unleashing sexual mayhem with a few potent...
Compared with selecting a new Los Angeles police chief, electing the U.N.'s secretary-general -- or, for that matter, a pope -- is a streamlined exercise in political minimalism. If you were searching for a mechanical metaphor to characterize the...
Brand XSurely you've seen OK Go's goofy, imaginative music videos on YouTube â the choreographed treadmill-hopping of âHere It Goes Again,â the Rube Goldberg-inspired shenanigans of âThis Too Shall Passâ â and so you've proba...
In this interview series, we ask famous free thinkers to recast the Oscars in their own image. Let's give a big Oscar night welcome to Canadian cartoonist, film critic and filmmaker Rick Trembles. Rick Trembles' illustrated movie review column Motion...
Money & CompanyOne can count on two developments after every gubernatorial election: The victor will declare himself or herself the "education governor," and nothing will be done. As my column for Thursday observes, this phenomenon is especially disturbing in...
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