Category Archives: Journalistic Writing

CAT ART SHOW LOS ANGELES – OPENING NIGHT REVIEW

It was a lively crowd that turned out for the Los Angeles Cat Art Show opening Saturday night. People from all walks of life – singles, families with small children, older couples – and everyone in between showed up, many … Continue reading

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David Gerrold Turns 70

We at Krypton Radio would like to wish David Gerrold a very happy 70th birthday! Gerrold is an icon in the sci-fi community, known for his work as a screenwriter and novelist. When I contacted Gerrold for an interview for this article, … Continue reading

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Remembering DeForest Kelley

On this date in 1920, Jackson DeForest Kelley was born in Atlanta, the son of a Baptist minister.  I spoke with Bjo Trimble — best-known in fandom as “The Woman Who Saved Star Trek” – who was a long-time friend … Continue reading

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The Human Brain Project: Science From Fiction

Once again, science is taking a stab at catching up with science fiction. In an ambitious undertaking, the Human Brain Project (HBP), an international … well, brain trust, under the direction of renowned neurology researcher Henry Markram, plans to create … Continue reading

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Mussels

Looking at a plate of steamed mussels, it’s hard to imagine anything impressive about the plain little creatures. Yet, researchers at MIT have discovered that mussels may offer the key to developing revolutionary new materials for surgical repairs. In order … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: A Call to Action

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. We go to the beach, we barbeque with friends and family, we go to baseball games, have pool parties, and celebrate our American lives. It’s important to appreciate our freedom to do … Continue reading

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L.A. Times Festival of Books Wrap Up

That’s it for LATFOB 2013. What a dizzying assortment of books, talks, characters and people! The Trojan marching band was spectacular  despite the heat, and it seemed that after a week of heartbreaking and terrifying news, everyone was ready to enjoy … Continue reading

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Annals of the Immortyls: A Trio of Vampire Tales

Denise Verrico’s Immortyl Revolution series is a unique marriage of science fiction and urban fantasy, giving a fresh spin on vampire lore. The novels (there are currently four in the series) are thought-provoking in their examination of tradition versus progress, science versus … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, George Takei

George Takei may have come to our attention in the role of Mr. Sulu, but he continues on in our affection by being just plain awesome. Today marks Takei’s 76th birthday, and we’d like to take this opportunity to wish … Continue reading

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Earthquack at Festival of Books

The folks at Bitingduck Press took Earth Day seriously. Very seriously. Editor-in-Chief Jay Nadeau and Technology Director Chris Lindensmith decided to combine their weekend as vendors at the L.A. Times Festival of Books with observing Earth Day. To that end, they hitched … Continue reading

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