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  • TV goes full nerdy, fleshing out the tech world

    TV goes full nerdy, fleshing out the tech world
    Shall we play a game? (Y/N)? Y IF Y THEN: Jog your memory. Circle back through every TV show you've ever watched, picture every movie you've ever seen, remember every book you've ever read — consider the totality of your consumption of popular...
  • Many in Homs, Syria, feel as if the civil war has ended

    Many in Homs, Syria, feel as if the civil war has ended
    On the long-militarized edges of Syria’s Old City of Homs, volunteers Monday took down walls of cinder block and brick that had long served as shields against snipers hidden in the ruins of the rebel-held ancient quarter. “For us, the war is...
  • China demolition of church in Wenzhou leaves Christians uneasy

    China demolition of church in Wenzhou leaves Christians uneasy
    Purple and yellow petunias greeted the faithful ascending the steps of the Flowered Plain village church on Sunday, its graceful gray domes a shade darker than the overcast sky. Inside, men sat in the pews on the right, as is customary here, while women,...
  • Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway

    Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway
    Also appended, Stephen Breyer's concurring dissent. As I do from time to time, I generated a plain-text version of this opinion for ease of cutting, pasting and reading, and attempted to insert extra reader-friendly paragraph breaks. For the whole...
  • In China, a park warns citizens away from cults

    In China, a park warns citizens away from cults
    Along the banks of the Ou River in this coastal Chinese city is a pleasant if ordinary green space that would hardly merit much attention except for the striking sign out front: Anti-Cult Theme Park. “Worship Science,” suggests a message...
  • 'The Crusades of Cesar Chavez' is a frank look at an imperfect leader

    Those intent on hero worship will detest Miriam Pawel's honest, exhaustively researched biography of Cesar Chavez, the charismatic leader and founder of the United Farm Workers who famously led strikes and boycotts to improve the lot of grape pickers in...
  • Lovecraft slowly shedding cult status

    Lovecraft slowly shedding cult status
    Earlier this month the pre-Halloween episode of “The Simpsons” opened with an elaborate three-minute segment directed by Guillermo del Toro, in which Bart joyfully skateboards up the tentacle of a gruesome, towering creature, its eight eyes...
  • Gustavo Dudamel gets to the heart of Tchaikovsky's appeal

    Gustavo Dudamel gets to the heart of Tchaikovsky's appeal
    We cannot escape Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. On Thursday, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with help from the Símon Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, begin an 11-day TchaikovskyFest at Walt Disney Concert Hall that will include the...
  • Quentin Tarantino: 'The Easiest Way to Kill a Cult Is to Make That Cult Accessible'

    Few people understand the homevid business better than Quentin Tarantino, who was inducted into the Variety Home Entertainment Hall of Fame on December 12 at the Beverly Wilshire . The director credited his early days working in the "trenches," behind...
  • Best Halloween shows on TV Oct. 31, 2013

     
    For the non-Netflix audiences who rely on linear television to provide them with an eerie evening of TV treats, this list of the best Halloween shows on TV for tonight — Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 — is for YOU! While these aren't all “...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Good Wife,' 'The Returned,' 'Dracula,' 'Homeland'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Good Wife,' 'The Returned,' 'Dracula,' 'Homeland'
    "The Good Wife": "Hit the Fan," the episode we've all been waiting for, in which Will (Josh Charles) reacts to Alicia's (Julianna Margulies) decision to leave Lockhart & Gardner to start another firm with colleague Cary (Matt Czuchry) has finally come...