Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Robert E. Howard

By: Saturday March 8, 2014 6:40 pm

I became aware of Robert E. Howard through Marvel Comics’ Conan the Barbarian series which led me to a number of book compilations of Howard’s writing. As is often the case, I was not aware of just how prolific Howard was across so many genres until I started this diary.

True Lies Ahead: Ahnuld, Newt and Elephants in the Living Room

By: Tuesday May 17, 2011 8:00 pm

America loves foibles and forgiveness. Stumble, say you’re sorry, and you’re back on top. Only it’s just not gonna work for Arnold Schwarzenegger who may have more than one love child by more than one staff member, reports Gawker. And at least one of them is named after a character the actor-governor played.

Newt on the other hand is a cheery foreshadowing of what lies ahead as the GOP race heats up, promising lots of slinging, screaming and scheming.

Late Night: Movies vs Real Life, WTF? They’ll Be Back

By: Tuesday May 3, 2011 8:01 pm

The last few days I’ve been at the Newport Beach Film Fest and saw some great documentaries. Also saw A Kiss for Jed Wood, an Irish film, a sweet coming-of-middle-age-movie written by one old friend, directed by another and starring my ex-husband, which is how life sorta shakes out.

CA: Poll Shows People Prefer Pot to Pols

By: Thursday July 29, 2010 8:45 am

As the PPP poll stands right now, both former (and possible future) Gov. Jerry Brown and Sen. Barbara Boxer are less popular than Proposition 19.

Schwarzenegger Withdraws Support for CA Offshore Drilling Project After BP Oil Debacle

By: Monday May 3, 2010 6:32 pm

Schwarzenegger is only the latest politician to move away from offshore drilling in the aftermath of the BP disaster. Charlie Crist and even Marco Rubio have equivocated on their support in Florida. Bill Nelson, who supported the President’s proposed expansion of drilling, now has introduced legislation to put a moratorium on it. Today on a conference call, Dick Durbin, a key ally of the President, said that offshore drilling would be “an issue reconsidered by many.” He insisted that the best place to turn for our energy future is “our renewable resources.”

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