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I once tried to pick up Ed Begley Jr. Before your mind dives for the gutter, it was 2004, not long after Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor, and I rented a Hummer to write about whether it was all that its most famous fancier believed it to be. I...
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?...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're running a little behind this morning, so we're going to dispense with the formalities and instead will dive right into a quick countdown of the Top 5 stories making news this 18th day of......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekAttendees at this afternoon's inaugural session of the new Independent Fiscal Office got a one-word answer to that question this afternoon: "Yes," quipped Tom Jackson, an economist with Global Insight, the world-controlling firm that's been providing...
Culture MonsterMarc Reisner's "Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water," the 11th title in our Reading L.A. series, is not, strictly speaking, a book about Los Angeles or its urban form. It is a book -- a monumental, sharply......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Friday Morning Seekers. The Corbett administration's Marcellus Shale Commission (brought to you by Range Resources) holds its final meeting this morning, where it's scheduled to spend some six hours plowing through the hundreds of recommendations...
The Road Warrior w/Dan HartzellIt pains me to see the herbicide-inspired browning of the once-green vegetation along the shoulders of Routes 309 and 22 on my morning work commute. The pattern is established throughout the region, and probably the state. I understand the need to keep...
L.A. NOWL.A. school officials have named a school after Al Gore, making him the first vice president to receive such an honor. Yet there are concerns over the school -- not over Al Gore's name but because some critics fear the......
Culture MonsterNew essay in Reading L.A. series by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, this one on the book Eden in Jeopardy by Richard G. Lillard, a book on architecture, the environment, ecology and growth in Los Angeles and Southern California....
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A toxic stew of technical problems and the whims of the weather have us seriously behind the eight ball this morning, So without further ado, here's the top five stories making news this 28th day......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Voters across Pennsylvania head to the polls today to pick candidates for a slew of local and county seats, as well as some statewide judicial races. There were some predictions of high(ish) turn-out yesterday in........
Culture MonsterDown on the ground, it was a Saturday morning pretty much like any other in the Arroyo Seco's Brookside Park, a stone's throw from Pasadena's Rose Bowl. Kids were playing soccer, vendors hawked ice cream, families were heading to the......
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