| Jun 9, 2010
| 4:33 PM
COMIC-CON 2010: JULY 22-25 It's never too early to start talking Comic-Con International. For collectors, the premier pop-culture expo has become especially enticing because of the one-time, exclusive comics and toys that are made just for the convention....
| Jul 5, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Home computer printers gave people the ability to produce bank statements, concert tickets and holiday cards at the touch of a button. But what if you wanted to âprint outâ a dinner plate, the leg of an armchair or an eyeglass frame? It may sound...
| Jul 15, 2010
| 9:36 PM
Remember the golden days of personal computing when you'd bring home that expensive wonder box, remove the machine from its Styrofoam swaddling, plug it in, switch it on and -- hey! What's this? AOL? Quicken SE? A 3-D chess game with a license that...
| Jun 23, 2010
Edwin S. Munger, a longtime geography professor at Caltech whose specialty was Africa and race relations on the continent, has died. He was 88.
Munger died June 15 of prostate cancer at his home in Pasadena, said his wife, Ann.
A visiting lecturer at...
| Nov 23, 2010
Larry Evans was a rarity in competitive chess — a five-time U.S. champion who wrote widely about the game, including a book once considered the chess players' bible.
A chess grandmaster, he also gained fame for helping Bobby Fischer train for,...
| Jun 26, 2011
First of two parts
He kept thinking that there had been a mistake, that he'd be out in no time. That the system, set into motion by some misunderstanding or act of malice, would soon correct itself.
That was before the detective informed him of the...
| Jul 8, 2010
Harvey Fuqua, a musical multi-tasker whose career with the prominent 1950s vocal group the Moonglows was a prelude to his association with Marvin Gaye, the Spinners and other R&B stars in the 1960s and '70s, died of a heart attack Tuesday in a Detroit...
| Sep 15, 2010
Former University of California regent
William Coblentz, 88, an attorney and former University of California regent who fought against South Africa's apartheid policies and upheld the right of communist philosopher Angela Davis to teach...
| Oct 27, 2011
In the mid-1950s mathematician John McCarthy issued a call for research on "Automata Studies," but the phrase was so bland that few people understood what he meant. So he came up with a more provocative description of the idea he was promoting.
| Jan 6, 2012
Eve Arnold, one of the first woman photojournalists to join the prestigious Magnum Photography Agency in the 1950s and traveled the world for her work but was best known for her candid shots of Hollywood celebrities, has died. She was 99.
| Jul 24, 2011
The Chairs Are Where the People Go
How to Live, Work, and Play in the City
Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti
Faber and Faber:: 175 pp., $13 paper
Sheila Heti wanted to write about her friend Misha Glouberman. The Canadian performance artists had...