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Review: Six Flags Magic Mountain drive-thru provides a holiday cure for the pandemic blues

The once-in-a-lifetime Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru at Six Flags Magic Mountain feels like the quintessential Southern California car culture experience during these pandemic times. This season’s Christmas event at the partially shuttered Valencia amusement park combines holiday lights and music with bumper-to-bumper traffic along a mile-long drive-thru lane — all from the comfort and safety of your car. The Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience opened this weekend and runs on select dates...
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Eau de Bookstore Bibliosmia: The Comforting Scent of Books

"There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel." So said Ray Bradbury, author of the nightmare dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 about a world where books are burned, dismissing the long-term future of electronic books. Sales of traditional books have certainly not fallen far behind those of electronic books, on the contrary, which means something. On that... Read full article: Eau de Bookstore Bibliosmia: The Comforting Scent of Books from Fragrantic...
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Ray Bradbury Wrote the First Draft of Fahrenheit 451 on Coin-Operated Typewriters, for a Total of $9.80

Image by Alan Light, via Wikimedia Commons It sounds like a third grade math problem: “If Ray Bradbury wrote the first draft of Fahrenheit 451 (1953) on a coin-operated typewriter that charged 10 cents for every 30 minutes, and he spent a total of $9.80, how many hours did it take Ray to write his story?” (If you’re doing the math, that’s great, but you might be in the wrong class.) Bradbury’s composition of Fahrenheit 451 demonstrates two of the prolific writer’s most insistent demands among h...
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This Is Banned Book Week

This is Banned Books Week. In memory of one banned book, here’s a paragraph from Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451: "How long he stood he did not know, but there was a foolish and yet delicious sense of knowing himself as an animal come from the forest, drawn by the fire. He was a thing of brush and liquid eye, of fur and muzzle and hoof, he was a thing of horn and blood that would smell like autumn if you bled it out on the ground. He stood a long long time, listening to the warm...
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Shorties (Claudia Rankine on Her New Book, The Week's Best New Albums, and more)

Claudia Rankine discussed her new book Just Us with All Things Considered. Pitchfork, The A.V. Club and Paste recommended the week's best new albums. September's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $1.99 today: The Crack in Space by Philip K. Dick eBooks on sale for $2.99 today: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene The Fifties by David Halberstam All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot Inland by Tea Obreht Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury NPR Music shared a ti...
Tags: Music, John Cleese, Ray Bradbury, David, New York Times, Dublin, Vox, Philip K Dick, Brit Bennett, Grateful Dead, Graham Greene, Sylvan Esso, Michelle Zauner, NPR Music, Anuradha Roy, Frances Quinlan


Erin Brockovich says Superman won’t save us, so here’s what we need to do

Twenty years ago, Erin Brockovich became a household name when Julia Roberts played her in a movie. Brockovich’s story attracted Hollywood’s attention for good reason: In the 1990s, she’d been a legal assistant with a high school education when she helped make the case that PG&E had poisoned the water of Hinkley, California, causing immeasurable harm to the residents; the direct action lawsuit cost the utility hundreds of millions of dollars. Brockovich may not be in the headlines as often anymo...
Tags: Books, Florida, Hollywood, Superman, Ray Bradbury, America, Sport, Julia Roberts, Things To Do, Soccer, Idaho, Ford, Flint Michigan, Nixon, Peggy Lee, Erin Brockovich


Neil Gaiman, William Shatner Join 'Read-a-Thon' Celebrating Ray Bradbury's 100th Birthday (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes Rolling Stone: To mark what would have been author Ray Bradbury's 100th birthday on August 22nd, the Library of Congress, the Los Angeles Public Library and libraries from across the nation have banded together for a virtual "read-a-thon" dedicated to Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Actors William Shatner and Rachel Bloom, authors Susan Orlean, Marlon James and Neil Gaiman and dozens more will each introduce or read a portion of the landmark 1953 novel. "Those segments, a...
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‘Mad & Bad’ author Bea Koch of LA’s Ripped Bodice bookstore talks romance, Regency and really cool women

Bea Koch’s deep dive into the lives of early 19th century women, “Mad & Bad: Real Heroines of the Regency,” began with just one woman: Judith Montefiore, a multi-linguist, diarist and the author of the first kosher cookbook written in English. “I’d come across her several times when I was reading histories of the 19th century, mostly in relation to her husband, Moses Montefiore,” says Koch by phone from her home in Twentynine Palms, referring to the famed Jewish philanthropist. “When I saw was t...
Tags: Books, La, Ray Bradbury, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jane Austen, Emma, Koch, Leah, Judith, Peggy Lee, Austen, Culver City, Grand Central Publishing, Top Stories LADN


Looking for romance? Ripped Bodice co-owner Bea Koch suggest 5 women writers to read

“Mad & Bad: Real Heroines of the Regency” author Bea Koch and her sister Leah are the owners of The Ripped Bodice, the Culver City bookstore dedicated to romance novels. The store is currently open, with mask and social distancing guidelines in effect, Wednesdays-Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Since Bea’s specialty is historical romance, we asked her for a few of her recommendations from the genre. More: ‘Mad & Bad’ author Bea Koch of LA’s Ripped Bodice bookstore talks romance, Regency and really c...
Tags: Books, La, Ray Bradbury, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Koch, Leah, Sebastian, Peggy Lee, Lin, BEA, Grossman, Culver City, Beverly Jenkins


Neil Gaiman, William Shatner Join 'Read-a-Thon' Celebrating Ray Bradbury's 100th Birthday

An anonymous reader quotes Rolling Stone: To mark what would have been author Ray Bradbury's 100th birthday on August 22nd, the Library of Congress, the Los Angeles Public Library and libraries from across the nation have banded together for a virtual "read-a-thon" dedicated to Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Actors William Shatner and Rachel Bloom, authors Susan Orlean, Marlon James and Neil Gaiman and dozens more will each introduce or read a portion of the landmark 1953 novel. "Those segments, a...
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Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451: A Free Reading by Featuring Neil Gaiman, William Shatner, Susan Orlean & More

Today, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of Ray Bradbury's birthday. And, to mark the occasion, Neil Gaiman, William Shatner, Susan Orlean & many others will host a reading of Bradbury's classic book, Fahrenheit 451. The online special, like the book, is separated into three parts, each introduced by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. The voices of librarians, notable authors, actors, scholars, and students are bookended by the opening and closing readings from Neil Gaiman and ...
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100 years after her birth, Peggy Lee celebrated with a book on her ‘Century of Song’

Tish Oney was a doctoral student in search of a dissertation when she met the daughter of singer Peggy Lee at a jazz conference in 2004. “Nicki Lee Foster was in a room full of 600 jazz singers and stood up and said, ‘I’m Peggy Lee’s daughter,’ and got this long round of applause,” Oney says from her home in Greenville, S.C. “And she said, ‘I’m here just to say I want you to know that my mother had a legacy of her own as a songwriter, as a composer, and that was the legacy that she wanted people...
Tags: Books, Music, Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Paul Mccartney, Joan Didion, Syracuse, University Of Southern California, Greenville, Capitol Records, Don, Lee, Peggy Lee


100 years after Ray Bradbury’s birth, Neil Gaiman, William Shatner and more are staging a read-a-thon

Author Ray Bradbury was born Aug. 22, 1920. To celebrate that day, libraries, writers, actors and more will host the First Annual Ray Bradbury Read-a-Thon on Saturday, the 100th anniversary of his birth. While Bradbury is known for such books as “The Martian Chronicles” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” there probably wasn’t much debate over which novel to choose for this special event, the 1953 dystopian tale “Fahrenheit 451.” More: Here’s how you can enjoy Independent Bookstore Day 2020 i...
Tags: Books, Congress, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles, Sport, Nasa, Star Trek, Things To Do, Soccer, Joan Didion, Pbs, William Shatner, Pacific, Carl Sagan, Marlon James


Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Aug. 20-27

  Troy Brooks’s “Lotus” is part of “Through a Glass Darkly” art exhibit opening on Aug. 22 at Corey Helford Gallery. (Courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)   Take a chance on new cultural and educational experiences, Aug. 20-27.   EVENTS   LA Art Tours –  A Live-Virtual Los Angeles Graffiti Tour: A graffiti artist leads the tour of graffiti and murals in the Los Angeles Arts District, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Aug. 22 (and also, Aug. 29). The guide will take breaks and answer questions after the to...
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Ray Bradbury Got It Exactly Right

Ray Bradbury’s short story, The Murderer, first published in his 1953 collection, The Golden Apples of the Sun, begins with a psychiatrist arriving at a mental hospital. He’s there to see a prisoner named Albert Brock, who calls himself: “The Murderer.” When the psychiatrist enters the interview chamber, he frowns. “Something was wrong with the room.” He soon realizes the problem: the wall-mounted radio has been torn down and smashed. As the psychiatrist sits down, Brock reaches out and quickly...
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How to Take Part in [email protected] July 22-26

How to Take Part in [email protected] July 22-26 San Diego Comic-Con, the world’s premier event of its kind, has announced details for its first-ever virtual event, [email protected], including how fans can take part! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping...
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Horror Anthology Franchise V/H/S Getting Reboot!

Horror anthology franchise V/H/S getting reboot! It’s been six years since the Bloody Disgusting-produced horror anthology franchise V/H/S came to a close with the poorly-received trilogy closer, Viral, but now it’s set to make a comeback as The Hollywood Reporter has brought word a reboot entitled V/H/S 94 is currently in the works. RELATED: Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree in the Works at Warner Bros. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone ...
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Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree in the Works at Warner Bros.

The Halloween Tree film in the works at Warner Bros. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. Pictures in the process of developing a film adaptation of author Ray Bradbury’s fantasy novel titled The Halloween Tree with Will Dunn attached to write the screenplay. The film will be co-production between Warner Bros. and production company 42 (Military Wives, The Courier, Watership Down: Traitors) while Charlie Morrison is set to oversee the project. RELATED: Horrorstör Film in the Works at New Repu...
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‘The Halloween Tree’ Movie in the Works at Warner Bros., Based on Ray Bradbury’s Excellent Novel

Warner Bros. has hired a writer to tackle the script for The Halloween Tree, a movie adaptation of science fiction and fantasy writer Ray Bradbury‘s classic 1972 novel. Will Dunn, who went through 20th Century Fox’s writing program and once had a screenplay on the Blacklist, will write the screenplay. If you’re a fan of the Halloween season, you should be very excited about the potential of a new The Halloween Tree movie. The book has already been adapted into an animated movie in the 1990s, an...
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Five technologies first “discovered” in sci-fi books

Books have the capacity to take you to places. Don’t you agree? They are the best friends anybody can have. Not only do they enrich your mind they also broaden your perspective. They will keep you well-informed, take you back and make you part of the history you weren’t part of. Books are the gateways to the past, present, and future. The main reason why people connect to books is, everybody enjoys a well-written piece of literature. However, the actual reason is that it just sucks you into the ...
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Kim Jong-un is dead, Prince Andrew is broke, and Kobe Bryant killed himself, in this week’s dubious tabloids

There’s no rabbit pulled out pf a hat, but when the ‘Globe’ tops its front page with the words “Explosive Proof” you know you’re going down the rabbit hole. “Kim Jong-un Is Dead!” screams the headline. “Photos unmask body double.” As the article goes on to explain: “Brutal North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has been secretly murdered by his blood-thirsty sister Kim Yo-jong, experts confirm - and replaced with a body double!” Those must be some highly-paid experts. Did they examine Kim’s corpse ...
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Creativity Quotes to Inspire You

Everyone has the power to increase their creativity skills. Whether you are a high tech entrepreneur or a barista, you can boost your creativity more than you might think. Like sharpening a saw, you can hone creativity into a razor-like edge. Whatever your goal is — to uncover startup opportunities, create innovative products or boost sales — the more you work at being creative, the more creative you get. But where do you start? You start by taking action. Break up your routine. Brainstorm with...
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Ray Bradbury's captivating explanation of his Mr. Electrico character's uncanny origins

As Ray Bradbury fans know, there's a curious minor character named Mr. Electrico who turns up in his creeptastic 1962 novel Something Wicked This Way Comes. Bradbury always insisted Mr. Electrico was real but scholars never could confirm that. Then in a fantastic interview from 2010 by Sam Weller in The Paris Review, Bradbury tells the uncanny story of how he met the real Mr. Electrico: ...He was a real man. That was his real name. Circuses and carnivals were always passing through Illino...
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The Galvanic Velocipede

Please note the following is a work of fiction. Before you write me pointing out some factual or historical error in the tale, allow me to preempt your action by recounting this anecdote that the great Ray Bradbury often told: A few years back, one dreadful boy ran up to me and said, “Mr. Bradbury?”“Yes?” I said.“That book of yours, The Martian Chronicles?” he said.“Yes?” I said.“On page 92 where you have the moons of Mars rising in the east?” “Yeah,” I said. “Nah,” he said. So I hit him. ...
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How to catalog articles which are part of a magazine

Sometimes I get PDFs of individual articles which are part of a magazine. What's the best way to record these in, say, calibre? For example I have a PDF of The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury published in the 7 Aug 1951 issue of The Reporter. "Ray Bradbury" goes to the author field, "The Pedestrian" to the title and so on, but where do I best store the information that this article was published in the magazine "The Reporter"? Publisher field? - That doesn't look right. Series field? - I thought t...
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Three Moments from the History of the Exploration of the Solar System

The vampire secret space program was too rushed to fully erase Transylvania-born rocket pioneer Hermann Oberth from the history books, but they were able to disguise their Moon-bound launches in the chaos of WWII Eastern Europe. So strong were Von Braun’s oaths of silence (or so deep his fear of what had been left behind) that it took the Apollo program a handful of missions, and the sanity of more than one astronaut, before they accepted the message: the Moon was not for the living.So, after pa...
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The Books We Can Use to Rebuild Civilization, Selected by Neal Stephenson, Brian Eno, Tim O’Reilly & More

With so many of us across the world stuck at home, humanity's thoughts have turned to what we'll do when we can resume our normal lives. This time of quarantine, lockdown, and other forms of isolation urges us to reflect, but also to read — and in many cases to read the important books we'd neglected in our pre-coronavirus lives. Quite a few such volumes appear in the Long Now Foundation's "Manual for Civilization," which longtime Open Culture readers will remember us featuring not long after i...
Tags: Google, Books, College, Ray Bradbury, Britain, Winston Churchill, Albert Camus, Brian Eno, Seoul, Neal Stephenson, Leo Tolstoy, Northern Europe, Richard Feynman, Roger Penrose, Rose, Foundation


Star Reach #6 - Jeff Jones cover, Alex Nino art

Jeff Jones Star Reach v1 #6, 1976 - Too many design elements distract from Jeff Jones' otherwise splendid portrait of Elric of Melnibone. The painting repeats on the back cover, standing on its own merit. Inside this fanzine, Alex Nino provides a single montage across two pages for a Ray Bradbury poem. Lushly illustrated, its experimental approach hints at the artist's later sci-fi works for [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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Our Long Bets and Predictions about 02020

The year 02020, like 02000 before it and 02050 after it, has long captivated the popular imagination as a kind of shorthand for “the future.” Some predictions about life in 02020 are remarkably prescient: In 02004, the National Intelligence Council predicted that an “America first” movement would rise in the United States; In Ray Bradbury’s 01953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, he that people would listen to “little seashells” filling their ears with “an electronic ocean of sound, of musi...
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