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Column | Nov 26, 2011Like one of those faster-than-light particles that's gone before you can see it, filmmaker and tech innovator Tiffany Shlain zips from the virtual to the real and back again. The Bay Area native whom Newsweek named one of the women shaping the 21st century has been into technology since she and Silicon Valley were both kids. Fifteen years ago, she founded the Webby Awards; well before Twitter, no acceptance speech could be longer than five words. She delivered more than that last year in a commencement speech at her alma mater UC Berkeley, exhorting students to embrace the quality that she claims as her own guiding light: "moxie" -- a long-ago patent medicine turned soft drink whose name has become synonymous with the human recipe for being "bold ... and a little outrageous."
Story | Apr 22, 2012 | 4:35 PM
Taking place, as it did, just one day after the unofficial pothead holiday of April 20, and scheduled to start just 10 minutes past the herb heads' magic moment of 4:20 p.m., the L.A. Times Festival of Books nonfiction panel...
Story | Sep 10, 2010 | 4:34 PM
The long-lost graphic novel by William S. Burroughs and Malcolm McNeil will be published in 2011, Fantagraphics announced Wednesday. The Seattle-based publisher will release "Ah Pook Is Here" in a package with McNeil's memoir of working with Burroughs,...
Story | Sep 24, 2010 | 4:34 PM
This weekend, "Howl" opens in New York and San Francisco. It's the story of Allen Ginsberg, his iconic beat poem and the legal battle that followed its publication. The movie, written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, opens...