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Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesSuperheroes were never in Jeff Lemire’s plans. The Canadian cartoonist read DC and Marvel comics as a boy, but when ......
When man first harnessed fire, no one recorded it. When the Wright Brothers showed man could fly, only a handful of people witnessed it. But when Neil Armstrong took that first small step on the moon in July 1969, an entire globe watched in grainy black-...
KTLA NewsLOS ANGELES (KTLA) - Ray Bradbury, a science fiction visionary whose singular imagination regarding space travel and worlds of the future set the standard for writers and dreamers worldwide, has died at age 91. Bradbury's agent Michael Congdon...
Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury died Tuesday night, his daughter,...
Company Town"John Carter" fans created their own unauthorized version of the new film trailer for Walt Disney Studios' upcoming space adventure movie....
Nothing in life is certain anymore — not even death and taxes, thanks to cryonics and a Republican Congress. Thus I can't give you an absolute, ironclad, airtight guarantee that if you hold "The Magician King" (Viking) at just the right angle at...
What do coastlines, clouds, cauliflower and the stock market have in common? Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot may not have conceived the question, but he provided an answer — one that was compelling in its originality and startling in its usefulness...
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Los Angeles TimesWhat are we supposed to think when someone claims he's getting important life-changing news in a dream or from an angel? For some, the reaction is: Get the straitjacket ready. Others, however, will turn to someone like Richard Dawkins, who says such...
Half a century ago, a middle-aged newspaperman with a few obscure books to his name sat down to pursue a pet obsession based on a story that had never sold. The ensuing 1965 novel -- in which his agent had no confidence -- sagged at first. But within a...
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Today's topic: What has NASA done right since Apollo? Where has it erred? Are there other space programs in the world that perform certain functions better than NASA? The two agencies within NASA Point: Bill Nye Were we to bring a citizen from the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNEW YORK -- Overheard on the Chelsea Hotel stairway one recent Sunday: Question: "Is Rita still here?" Reply: "Rita's dead." A pause between footsteps. "Rita was a sweetheart." Only in this hotel could such an exchange take place as calmly as if two...
Writers and editors George MacDonald Fraser, 82; author of the "Flashman" series of historical adventure novels (Jan. 2) Gilbert A. Harrison, 92; editor of the New Republic, helped launch new talent (Jan. 3) Philip Agee, 72; former CIA official wrote...
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