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  • Grand jury transcript gives chilling account of O.C. mansion slayings

    Grand jury transcript gives chilling account of O.C. mansion slayings
    Running on at least four sleepless nights and with his heart racing, Ashton Sachs allegedly scaled the wall that ringed his parents' mansion and — clutching a rifle — let himself in the front door. At the top of the staircase, authorities...
  • Treat the World Cup semis like March Madness

    Treat the World Cup semis like March Madness
    With the U.S. out of the World Cup, you may be wondering "what's in it for us?" in this week's semifinals. There's plenty, I can assure you. A new patriotism If you knew the U.S. had a shot to win gold in curling in the next Winter Olympics, you'd...
  • Mansion-slaying case: Clues on cellphone put suspicion on victims' son

    Mansion-slaying case: Clues on cellphone put suspicion on victims' son
    A college dropout accused of gunning down his parents in February as they slept in their San Juan Capistrano mansion became a suspect in the double homicide only after authorities unearthed clues on his cellphone, according to a just-released grand jury...
  • What Is It? The Answer

     
    Last week's "What Is It?" object was a rarity, in that it's another version of an item I used in one of these quizzes some time back. It's a hog oiler. On the right is a photo of the other......
  • About that hand gesture....

     
    Just last year, Jeffrey Carpenter's Facebook profile picture was of him suspended 12,000 feet in the air, in a surfing stance among the clouds, with a relaxed grin and horn-shaped hand gestures....from today's news story about Carpenter's death in a......
  • Datebook: Hollywood Fringe Fest, Tony Greene and Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

    Datebook: Hollywood Fringe Fest, Tony Greene and Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
    The Hollywood Fringe Festival gets small-scale theater going all over the city, Wikipedia gets rewritten, Tony Greene's art receives posthumous celebration and a Spalding Gray monologue receives posthumous re-creation. And who are those New Yorkers...
  • All of Paris is not in love with bridge padlocks

    All of Paris is not in love with bridge padlocks
    This city appears to be the epicenter of a global epidemic. Instead of carving hearts into trees, couples are expressing eternal love by hanging "love locks" on bridges, fences and gates. Often the metal padlocks inscribed with names or initials are...
  • Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula

    Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula
    All through high school, Ani Schug was told to steer clear of Wikipedia. Her teachers talked about the popular online encyclopedia "as if it wasn't serious or trustworthy" and suggested it only be used as a tip sheet. Imagine her surprise this spring...
  • Shining light on legacy of Brandt

    Shining light on legacy of Brandt
    The small canvas, propped against the gallery wall, evoked the feel of a dusty street on a blistering day: buildings reduced to mostly white and tan masses beneath the blue sky, with a splotch of yellow in the middle that resembled the sun's glare...
  • 'The Internet's Own Boy' has good distribution of info

    'The Internet's Own Boy' has good distribution of info
    *** (out of four) First: How could anyone make a documentary in which the narrator constantly mispronounces the subject’s name?! In “The Internet’s Own Boy,” a well-organized doc about late Reddit co-creator and suburban...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    An occasional listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. In light of the recent link to Death to High School English, I dug......
  • Column: Victory shows Brazil's limitations

    Column: Victory shows Brazil's limitations
    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Once the elation of victory and the hangovers wear off, Brazil should feel the cold shiver of World Cup disaster narrowly averted. The shootout penalty win against Chile exposed the Selecao's flaws but also its lion...