In the wake of BlackBerry’s large-scale service outage last week, Research...– The Upside of That Blackberry Outage: Fewer Car Crashes - Technology - GOOD
W hen the C.F.P.B. was first proposed to Congress, in early 2009, the Chamber of...– The Woman Who Knew Too Much | Politics | Vanity Fair
lareviewofbooks: There is the Los Angeles on the maps; the Los Angeles that is actually Orange County; the sprawling, urban Los Angeles that only stops when you hit the Salton Sea; the Los Angeles that exists on television screens in other states, where the surf comes right up to your front yard.
Football is a rough game, played for big money by very big guys. They just...– NFL Football is Bad for You and Your Neighborhood | Commentary | 1st and Spring | KCET
Whatever their affect on job creation — always difficult to measure...– NFL Football is Bad for You and Your Neighborhood | Commentary | 1st and Spring | KCET
The blues in Los Angeles are played to the slow beat of tires thumping over lane...– Driven Los Angeles | Where We Are | SoCal Focus | KCET
There are 21,198 miles of roads, highways, and freeways in Los Angeles County;...– Driven Los Angeles | Where We Are | SoCal Focus | KCET
Chad Hartigan: “I remember we were up in Canada,... →
chadhartigan: “I remember we were up in Canada, in 1954, in the mountains shooting a picture called The Far Country. We were havin’ a bawx lunch—the usual terrible bawx lunch—and this old guy came over t’me…nawdded at me. ‘You Stewart?’ ‘Yeah…’ ‘You did a thing in a picture once,’ he said. ‘Can’t remember the…
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rawkblog: jamiesoncox: airgordon: I’m 23 years old. This feels cynical to say, but it seems like a lot critics my age have been conditioned into not really talking about music, no matter how passionate they declare themselves; instead, they want to flow into this giant ocean of critical consensus and connections, get Tweeted at by minor rock writers and/or Megafaun. “There are no jobs...
putthison: Suits for Wall Street The ad-hoc organization Suits for Wall Street have a fascinating goal: to improve the attire of those engaged in protest. They want to remove the “those are just dirty hippies” argument against their movement, and they’re doing it by acknowledging the significance of aesthetics and social relationships in idea-driven efforts. They’re bringing truckloads of dress...
there was more Surrealism rampant in Hollywood than all the Surrealists could...– Excerpt - Rebels in Paradise - By Hunter Drohojowska-Philp - NYTimes.com
Both the name and the logo are painfully reminiscent of the late 1990s dot com...– Qwik DVDs - Brand New
NRG Energy, an, um, energy company (if there was any doubt),– Reliant Lacks Energy - Brand New
“If you get an 8.5 or higher (out of 10) review on... →
Real Estate III
rawkblog: SPIN calls it “instant nostalgia for an angst-free generation,” which is about the most condescending statement imaginable, though I suppose you could as easily apply it to, like, Crosby, Still and Nash. How about “instant escapism for a generation rendered futureless by dream-killing, war-obsessed old people?” That works both ways, too.
Duchamp … described Southern California “as a white spot in a gloomy...– Excerpt - Rebels in Paradise - By Hunter Drohojowska-Philp - NYTimes.com
This Recording writes about "authentrification" →
rawkblog: This is a good, fair piece of journalism. Both sides come across as losers: the companies who infest old landmarks as noble profiteers fail to realize the appearance of good intentions comes across as equal parts Weekend at Bernie’s; the former supporters and venue crawlers seem bitter and self-serious. There’s a lot to be said for the platitude of living in the moment, and more to...
It was hard not to improve on the old logo, which looks like a faux logo you...– I’ll Toast to That. Not. - Brand New
Day 1: Substitute Tea for Coffee #30DaysofGOOD -... →
Going to attempt to do this month’s Good challenge. And it’s starting off easy ‘cause I don’t like coffee. Check!
The old logo didn’t need a customer satisfaction survey to figure out that it...– ForeSeeing Arrows - Brand New
And for all their hip pretense, the units did look livable, although on a...– Other Downtowns: Santa Ana | Around SoCal | SoCal Focus | KCET
Brent Bolthouse Lists Lautner's Polin House in the... →