Category Archives: Science & Technology

“JANE” at the Hollywood Bowl and Coming to Theaters Friday

Last week, the Hollywood Bowl held a special screening of “JANE,” the new documentary on Jane Goodall by Brett Morgen. The evening was truly special, featuring a short introduction from the charming Dr. Goodall and Morgen, and live accompaniment of … Continue reading

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Reviewed: The Fender Newport Blue-Tooth Speaker

A few weeks ago, I received a package from Fender. A big, brown box. With Fender stamped on it. That in itself is a big deal to me. I love the Fender company, the products they make, the vibe, the … Continue reading

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The Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Was Awesome in Sweet, Idaho

Taken by Ed Simon for the Los Angeles Beat around 11:25am in Sweet, Idaho. What an amazing experience!

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Eclipse Man Heralds in The Total Solar Eclipse Monday

The upcoming Solar Eclipse will be visible in Los Angeles on Monday, but the biggest buzz is along the path of totality, that area where it becomes a total solar eclipse and the sun disappears completely, only showing the faint … Continue reading

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‘The Story of P-22, LA’s Most Famous Feline’ Opens at NHMLA.

Last Friday the Natural History Museum of LA opened a new installment featuring everyone’s favorite cat, P-22. The mountain lion, which is also referred to as a cougar or puma, was first spotted on a wildlife camera trap by NHMLA’s … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Tower Shooter Slime Mold Saxophone SCUM

“Tower” (2016, Kino Lorber) Deeply moving and effective documentary about the 1966 mass shootings at the University of Texas at Austin, and its impact, both immediate and long-term, on its survivors and the city and country as a whole. Director … Continue reading

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theBlu Underwater Virtual Reality Experience Extended at NHMLA to June 18th

You still have a chance to experience some of virtual reality’s fun and futuristic technology. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) has extended the run of “theBlu: An Underwater VR Experience” to June 18, 2017. Thanks to the generosity of … Continue reading

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Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises: The Grey Whales Return to California!

Once again it’s the beginning of the mighty Grey Whales’ annual migration to the south, passing through on their way to Baja California to birth their calves after a summer of feeding around the north pole. Migrating fin whales, orcas, humpback whales, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Seafood Expo, Sunday, October 2nd

How many of us really think about the fish we eat and where it comes from?  Like oil and water, the ocean is a finite resource. 53% of the fish consumed now is farmed in order to comply with sustainable … Continue reading

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Midsummer Scream Provides a Preview of Halloween Chills July 20 & 31

There is a new Halloween Festival in town, Midsummer Scream, presented by Creepy LA and Theme Park Adventure. This weekend, Long Beach Convention Center features more than 100,000 square feet of vendors, makeup demonstrations, stage presentations, home haunt classes, a scavenger … Continue reading

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