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  • Wireless electricity: The wave of the future?

    Dan Rodricks's commentary "Big fix: Buried power lines, anyone?" (Sept. 4) offered a creative idea to improve America's infrastructure. But something more radical is needed. Flooding or other environmental problems could still disturb buried power lines....
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Lightning Jean Echenoz, translated from the French by Linda Coverdale New Press: 142 pp., $19.95 Gregor, Echenoz's character based on the life of Nikola Tesla, the eccentric Serbian inventor, is born as a bolt of lightning sets the surrounding forest...
  • August 31, 2011-Electricity! When Do We Want It? Now!

    August 31, 2011-Electricity! When Do We Want It? Now!
    We still don't have power on South Main Street in Middletown. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, it was a big storm. Historical, right? I was in it. I heard on the radio this morning that CL&P admits that it does not have even as many linemen as it did when...
  • September 1, 2011-FEMA@GOP HDQTRS

    September 1, 2011-FEMA@GOP HDQTRS
    I knew it! I knew this would happen. Tuesday afternoon, I drew a cartoon about CL&P not getting power restored in a timely fashion, and Presto! We have power at my house as of Tuesday night at 7:30PM.   It's the same principle I use when it's been...
  • September 25, 2011: Can I Get a Witness

    September 25, 2011: Can I Get a Witness
    The state legislature is holding hearings on Connecticut Light & Power's response to Hurricane Irene. Right now they're talking to municipal leaders, but on Monday, citizens will get their shot.   For the first time in history, the state will allow...
  • 'Sanctuary' preview: Tesla returns for a vampire 'Awakening'

    'Sanctuary' preview: Tesla returns for a vampire 'Awakening'
    "Everyone’s favorite vampire" returns to "Sanctuary" this week, when Jonathon Young once again spits the snark of Nikola Tesla. In "Awakening," premiering at 9 p.m. May 16 on Syfy, Tesla teams up with Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) to search a...
  • The long au revoir

    The long <i>au revoir</i>
    The window- cleaning bill at Main Street shop Jadis in Santa Monica must be huge. So many people have leaned against the glass to peer at Parke Meek's seldom-open, oddity-packed domain. The word jadis in French refers to a period that is romantically...
  • At LACMA, a playground for Machine Project

    At LACMA, a playground for Machine Project
    A girl, tarred and feathered, and strangled by a bullwhip, was found in the corner of a quiet garden. Nearby, at the top of a two-story glass-brick facade, was a speed-metal guitarist pounding out Ted Nugent-like jams before a gothic archway -- complete...
  • Christopher Priest's 'Inverted World' imagines a city that crawls

    Christopher Priest's 'Inverted World' imagines a city that crawls
    Spoiler alert: Plot surprises in Christopher Priest's novel "Inverted World" are discussed in the following column. It's nearly impossible for me, a native Angeleno, to imagine a city like the one in Christopher Priest's newly reissued novel "Inverted...
  • Unlikely friendship

    The Invention of Everything Else By Samantha Hunt Houghton Mifflin, 257 pages, $24 I took a journey with "The Invention of Everything Else," a new novel based on the life of inventor Nikola Tesla, by Samantha Hunt. There were the first glorious seven...
  • 2010 Tesla Roadster: Through Ian's Lens

     
    Nikola Tesla is best remembered for being at the forefront of electrical engineering at the turn of the 20th century. Forget the cheesy early 1990s hair-metal music references, Tesla was a groundbreaking inventor who helped create the alternating-...
  • Best book title of the year?

     
    Author Judy Wearing deserves kudos for the title of her popular science book, "Edison's Concrete Piano: Flying Tanks, Six-Nippled Sheep, Walk-on-Water Shoes and 12 Other Flops from Great Inventors." It immediately conjures questions: Could a concrete...