From MoMa: Paola Antonelli, Director of R&D and Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA, introduces the symposium Synthetic Aesthetics: New Frontiers in Contemporary Design, an investigation of the intersections between synthetic biology and design.
When Jeff Bezos decided to improve on Sony's e-reader technology, I'm sure he had something like BitLit in mind. Hell, I bet just about everyone who reads e-books has wished for an app like BitLit. The premise is ridiculously simple: the app urges you to take a so-called "shelfie," which is to say you take a picture of your bookshelf. Show More Summary
I have had half of last years Christmas pudding in the freezer all year. “Must eat that pudding sometime” I’d think each time it tumbled out. So here I was in December, thinking about Christmas lunch, wondering if it would … Continue reading ?
If we had a crystal ball, using its intelligence to figure out how to be a thriftier, smarter, trendier traveler would bring a big payoff. We don't have such an orb, but we do have some ideas on what the coming year holds for those who make the world their home.
Chris Goldberg photographed a triplet of dangling lights at his home in West Hollywood. He took this photo at sunset on Sunday with a Canon EOS 50D.
A 12-year-old boy was killed Friday when he was struck by a car while riding a motorized scooter in San Antonio Heights, according to authorities.
Blimey, it’s a computer! Alan Turing was a mathematician whose work laid the foundation for modern computing. His team was instrumental in cracking previously unbreakable German codes during WWII, part of a highly classified project that remained confidential until years after his death. Show More Summary
People who have seen Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice seem to fall along two strident lines: on one side, there are the people who think the movie actively doesn't care about its viewers, and on the...Show More Summary
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are searching for a man suspected of fatally stabbing a woman to death and wounding her husband in La Verne on Friday afternoon.
Windows were shattered and an outdoor Christmas tree along the Oakland harbor was destroyed Thursday evening during protests demanding an end to police brutality.
pbc I'm grateful to live in a city where a scene like this is just a short walk away from civilization. One of the high points of 2014 for me came in May, when I walked around Lake Washington in two days. (I've alluded to this walk before.)...Show More Summary
Recently concluded from DesignSparRS.Power Hack with Practical Action, designing problems to alleviate power poverty:
Top 10 Albums of 2014 Top 10 Singles of 2014 Top 10 Music Videos of 2014 Top 10 Seattle Albums of 2014 Top 10 Albums We Would Have Included in Our Top 10 Seattle Albums of 2014 if Our Top 10 Seattle Albums of 2014 Could Have Had 20 Albums...Show More Summary
A few days before the election, a Chicago radio host introduced Bruce Rauner and wife Diana, telling listeners "behind every great man is a great woman."
With risky debt deals draining money from Chicago's cash-strapped public school system, advocacy groups are calling on local officials to try to get some of that money back.
• Order and entire can of fizzy water! They'll give it to you! And drinking carbonated water out of a can is the definition of classy. • Thumb through the in-flight magazine and keep a tally for every time you see a photo of a white-sand...Show More Summary
George Pelecanos is among our most prolific — and compelling — crime novelists, a writer who evokes his hometown of Washington, D.C., much as Dennis Lehane does with Boston or Michael Connelly Los Angeles: as a character in its own right. Complicated, riven by conflicts of race...
When people ask about the modern way of eating in Los Angeles, the succession of wildly variant small plates followed perhaps by a big, shared platter of meat, I sometimes refer them to Josef Centeno, who got the style started here when he was chef of the long-defunct Koreatown restaurant...
This year I was organized and had a list of things I wanted to buy at the Boxing Day sales but I thought I would be clever about it and head into Westfield Belconnen early to avoid the crowds. Coffee is a must before shopping and crowds, and I happened to stumble across a specialty coffee [...]
Everything about Michael Grunwald's essay for Politico headlined "Everything Is Awesome!" makes me picture it as the sort of thing people will be linking to ironically after the Great Stock Market Decimation of 2016. I mean, paragraphs...Show More Summary