Around the Hub: Postcards have killed email, but not data collection

Mark 2018 as the year personal emails became obsolete. Blame postcards.  Not exactly a high tech replacement, but a replacement nonetheless.  Why not? Postcards are personal, easy to...

Around the Hub bids farewell to Anthony Bourdain

Is the Temptations' song "Ball of Confusion" overused in movie soundtracks? I would say yes. But that's me. On the other hand, "Whatcha see, is Whatcha...

Around the Hub: Time changes, rainstorms and more in review

It is going to take all week to catch up to the time change.    Can someone explain the need for daylight savings time anyway? ...  City Councilman...

Around the Hub: Our nation turns its lonely eyes to Millennials

By Robert Rector Hub Correspondent  Millennials. You’ve probably heard of them. You may be one of them. But for purposes of introduction: They are members of a...

Around the Hub: Can we ever understand psychopaths?

Frank Girardot Hub Editor-in-Chief Recently I’ve exchanged letters with John Orr, a man described as the most prolific arsonist of the 20th Century. He is a guest...
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Around the Hub: Our warmest Lunar New Year’s wishes

It’s probably my favorite animal in the Chinese zodiac. I think we can agree a dog is easier to relate to than say a...

Around the Hub: Whatever happened to the local grocery?

It didn’t happen overnight, but the face of local grocery shopping is considerably different that it was even five years ago.    Traditional grocery stores are...

LA could look at Las Vegas for homeless solutions

If we've learned anything in the past two weeks, it’s that Angelenos have limits. Look no further than the fury in Koreatown over a proposed...

Around the Hub: Killer AI is already here – How far will we allow...

By Robert Rector Hub correspondent Let’s face it, we can’t help being hayseeds from time to time. Being beguiled and bamboozled is a fine old American...

Around the Hub: Marty and Elayne and a collection of thoughts

For my money, the stretch of Vermont Avenue that runs through Los Feliz between Hollywood and Griffith Park is one of the most interesting neighborhoods in...