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Mark Z. Danielewski in Westwood this Tuesday

By Ariel, published on Oct 14, 2006

Mark Z. Danielewski will give a reading of his last book Only Revolutions Tuesday 17th at the Borders of Westwood. Danielewski, a USC alumni currently believed to be living in Hollywood, is also the author of House of Leaves and The Whalestoe Letters both published in 2000. His work has been described as a "satire of academic criticism" and an "existentialist horror novel" by various critics. Only Revolutions's plot altnerate between two characters, Sam and Hailey, two teenagers wandering through places and moments in time as they try to outrace History. The book is printed on two sides, one... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, myspace, hollywood

Bill Clinton at UCLA tomorrow morning

By Ariel, published on Oct 13, 2006

Bill Clinton will be speaking at UCLA tomorrow October 13th at 9:15am. He will be talking about Proposition 87. On September 21st, during his 2006 Clinton Global Initiative conference, Bill Clinton lauded Proposition 87 and presented it as key step in breaking the United States' addiction to oil and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

"CGI was designed to tackle big global challenges in bite size pieces," President Clinton said. "This is a very, very good thing to do and, since California is our biggest state, it pumps 190 million tons of pollution into the air from cars, trucks and... (more)

Tags: california, bill clinton

Small plane crashes in a building in Manhattan

By Ariel, published on Oct 11, 2006

A small plane just crashed in a high-rise of Manhattan. The 50 story luxury residential building is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side at 72nd Street and York Avenue. Videos from the scene show at least 3 apartments completely in flames. Debris are falling off the building leading to the evacuation of the area. No casualties have been reported yet. It is unclear if the crash is an act of terrorism.

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Tags: manhattan, terrorism

The Pitt family in India

By Ariel, published on Oct 8, 2006

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie are currently in India to shoot a movie about the slain journalist Daniel Pearl, killed in February 2002 by a terrorist group in Pakistan. The most glamorous couple of Hollywood isn't exactly incognito in India where they are constantly followed by a swarm of bodyguards protecting the stars from paparazzi. On Saturday, one of Brangelina's bodyguards manhandled a journalist who refused to put down his camera. The journalist later reported to the press: "He said if I took his pictures he would kill me", "I couldn't breathe. He had his fingers on my windpipe and he knew... (more)

Tags: movie, hollywood

LA Weekly Detour today!

By Ariel, published on Oct 7, 2006

The LA Weekly Detour music festival starts today at 2pm in Dowtown Los Angeles on 1st and Main St. Beck, Queens of the Stone Age and Basement Jaxx will lead the show, but awesome bands like Peeping Tom, Red Kross, Blonde Redhead and Blackalicious will also be performing for this event. The complete list can be found at http://www.laweekly.com/detour/artists.html along with the set times. If you are only interested in seeing the major bands, Beck, QOTSA and Basement Jaxx will close the festival around 8pm. Detour is the 1st annual music festival organized by LA Weekly. All proceeds to benefit... (more)

Tags: los angeles, music

Mr. No Poster Shop

By Ariel, published on Oct 4, 2006

Do you feel like your apartment could use some personalization? Are your walls a boring plain white? Then it's probably time to go take a stroll on the Venice boardwalk. Located right on the ocean front walk, Mr. No Poster Shop is an awesome store with a very large variety of posters. From the classic Bob Marley portrait to vintage art expo posters from the 30's, this shop offers a wide range of styles and prices. A simple little poster can be purchased for about $15 there, but you can also get a huge lacquer framed piece for $300. There is so many posters in this little shop that browsing through... (more)

Tags: venice beach

MySpace: SexyPam wants to be your friend!

By Ariel, published on Sep 27, 2006

How often does an abnormally hot girl comes up to you and begs to be your friend? Not everyday, right? Well then, you should go to MySpace and it will happen more than you would have ever dreamed. And that's paradoxally very unfortunate. Behind the very pleasant face, and often close to naked body of SexyPam, usually hides a fake profile with a bunch of links to different websites: myspace layouts, ringtones, webcams... Due to its very high traffic and the demography of its users, MySpace has become a goldmine for advertisers. By luring potential customers into reading their fake profiles, they... (more)

Tags: myspace, traffic

Bin Laden is dead?

By Ariel, published on Sep 23, 2006

"According to a usually reliable source, Saudi security services are now convinced that Osama bin Laden is dead," said the intelligence report. French president Jacques Chirac, along with a number of international officials said that the information couldn't be confirmed. Some however talk of a fabricated report from the Saudis. IntelCenter director Ben N. Venzke said that he would be surprised if this report was true, adding that Al-Qaida would have been the first to release an official report of his death in order to control the way it unfolds. If this report happened to be true, is bin... (more)

Tags: terrorism, bin liden dead

No cell at the wheel in 2008

By Ariel, published on Sep 17, 2006

Our Governator approved a measure on Friday banning the use of cell phone while driving in California. The measure will take effect on July 1st, 2008. "The simple fact is that it is really dangerous to talk on a cell phone and drive at the same time," Schwarzenegger said. "It's very important for people to know ... stop using the cell phone right now, because you are putting people at risk." The fine will be $20 bucks if you're caught for the 1st time asking your wife what's for the dinner while driving back home from work, and $50 the second time when you will be ordering from Pizza Hut when... (more)

Tags: new york, california

Facebook: has Mark Zuckerberg lost his mind?

By Ariel, published on Sep 14, 2006

After public apologies from Mark Zuckerberg about the News Feed feature of Facebook, facebook.com now announce that they are going to open the website to everyone, hence dropping the admission policy that made the website so popular: students, and students only. And once again, the users are growling. It's the second time in about 2 weeks that Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, faces fierce criticism from the 9 million users of his social directory. On September 5th, Facebook users logging in to their favorite website were welcome by a strange page showing the latest activity of all... (more)

Tags: facebook

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