February 1, 2013 |
More than 30 journalists and executives at Western news organizations in China, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, have had their computers hacked, according to the news organizations and a security firm that monitors such attacks. Over the last four months, the hackers managed to infiltrate the Times' computers, the newspaper reported Thursday. It said hackers had penetrated its computers and obtained passwords for reporters and other employees. The hackers have been blocked and security tightened to prevent another attack, which followed an investigation by the paper into finances of relatives of Wen Jiabao, China's premier.
January 29, 2013
Re "With age, wisdom," Mailbag, Jan. 26 Many thanks to ardent Times reader and letter writer Carleton Ralston for his exemplary contributions over the last two decades. Ralston, who turned 100 last week, has surely inspired countless others to participate in the uniquely stimulating forum provided by The Times' letters page. Like many other readers, I usually turn straight to the letters page upon opening my daily paper. It's through the loyalty of longtime readers such as Ralston that The Times has remained a world-class newspaper while print journalism has declined most everywhere else.
January 28, 2013 |
This post has been updated. Please see below for details. The California Institute of the Arts launched its literary journal Black Clock in 2004 with pieces by some of the best writers of the moment: David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Lethem, Aimee Bender and Rick Moody. There were, of course, others -- that's what a good literary journal does, combine boldface literary names with new writers just finding their voices. One of those is CalArts MFA grad Grace Krilanovich, who was later named one of the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 for her debut novel "The Orange Eats Creeps.
January 28, 2013 |
Hunched over a desk in his spartan Westwood apartment, David Klawans squints at his computer monitor and knits his brow in concentration. "I'm perusing," he says. His eyes dart between headlines almost indecipherable on a Web page displaying about 800 stamp-sized images of newspapers from 90 different countries. "Two kids running? What's that?" he exclaims before clicking on a photo. "Oh, it's refugees. Whatever. Moving on. " SAG 2013: Winners | Quotes | Photo Booth | Red carpet | Backstage | Best & Worst Nearly every day, for upward of 10-hour stretches, the independent film producer speed-reads police blogs, articles from RSS feeds and niche-interest journals in dogged pursuit of an elusive prize: a story on which to base his next movie.
January 24, 2013 |
Now out: the second issue of “ Loam Baby: A Wine Culture Journal ,” a wine zine that focuses on the Santa Cruz Mountains for this issue. The author is a mystery, going by the nom de plume R.H. Drexel. Loam Baby is a very personal read, something different from the usual run of wine mags. You won't find points or articles on trends. You will find profiles and visits of two great Santa Cruz Mountain vintners, Paul Draper of Ridge Vineyards and Jeffrey Patterson of Mount Eden , plus a quirky itinerary for visitors to Santa Cruz and environs, and a wonderfully silly “Horoscope Elevage” with each sign matched to a grape. Our author also pays a visit to Bob Varner of Varner Wine in Portola Valley, and to Richard Alfaro of Alfaro Family Vineyards and drops in on Bradley Brown of Big Basin Vineyards to taste his Grenache.
January 23, 2013 |
It's never too late to quit smoking, and researchers have new data to prove it. Even at the age of 64, kicking the habit can add four years to a person's life, while quitting by age 34 can increase life expectancy by a decade, according to a study published online Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine. After analyzing health data from more than 200,000 Americans, researchers calculated that current smokers were three times more likely to die during the course of the study compared with people who had never smoked.
December 21, 2012 |
The black BMW 750 looks out of place alongside all the Toyotas and Hondas in the parking lot of public radio station KPCC-FM (89.3) in Pasadena. The man who owns the sleek sedan also looks a little out of place. Wearing black pinstripes in a room full of khaki, Gordon "Gordy" Crawford is here to talk to the newsroom about the global economy. This is the same man who's considered to be one of the smartest guys in Hollywood, the influential investment fund manager best known for dispensing wisdom to the titans of media, entertainment and technology, not journalists.
December 18, 2012
Wisconsin has selected Utah State's Gary Andersen to be its new football coach, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. A person close to the Wisconsin program told the State Journal on Tuesday night it is a done deal: Andersen is the choice of Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez to succeed Bret Bielema, who left to become the coach at Arkansas. The person said Andersen was going to inform his staff of his decision to leave on Tuesday night. TIMELINE: College football 2012-13 bowl schedule Utah State (11-2)
December 5, 2012 |
Rankman and SportsBusiness Journal have teamed up for a first-they-have-heard-about-it collaboration based on SBJ's seventh annual analysis of bowl gifts provided to players. This year's most popular gift is the Fossil watch, provided at 19 of the 35 bowls. USC is too lousy at 7-5 to crack Rankman's top 25, but part of the Trojans' Sun Bowl gift package will include a Helen of Troy hair dryer. Meineke Car Care participants from Minnesota and Texas Tech will receive a 32-inch flat screen, a belt buckle, T-shirt, lapel pin and backpack.
November 17, 2012
The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley is making it easy to try out a gratitude journal, with an interactive online project launched this month that's shareable on social media. At http://www.Thnx4.org , anyone can sign up for a two-week journal plan that includes prompts to get your grateful thoughts flowing. It also includes a survey so researchers can mine the data to look at the effects of gratitude in many specific ways, Emiliana Simon-Thomas, who, with Robert Emmons of UC Davis and others, developed the $5.6-million project, said Thursday.