Category Archives: Science & Technology

Take the Train: Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum

If it’s been years since you wandered the halls of our Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, now might be a great time to reacquainted. If you’ve never been there, you’ll find a corner of Los Angeles you might not … Continue reading

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Tour the Lost and Long-Gone Graveyards of Los Angeles with Atlas Obscura this Sunday

If you love to explore the unusual, hidden and mysterious, you might already be familiar with the Atlas Obscura website, which contains articles about fascinating foods as well as travel guides for international attractions like strange public art, abandoned amusement … Continue reading

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Whale of a Day Celebration at Point Vincente this Saturday

Celebrate the Pacific Gray Whales as they migrate south from their “summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chuchki Seas in Alaska to the winter breeding and calving grounds in Baja California.” Point Vincente is a prime whale watching spot, … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel” at The Hammer Museum

This Sunday, January 7th, former Vice President Al Gore will be at The Hammer Museum in Westwood for a free screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Since our current administration is hell-bent on bringing about the apocalypse, let … Continue reading

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“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 Bluetooth 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! Please follow and like us:

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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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