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Spotlight On…Amoeba Music, Berkeley CA

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  Amoeba Music boasts the title of “largest independent record shop in the world” and it’s not hard to believe when you gaze out across their crammed racks of cds and vinyl.   Started in 1990 in Berkeley, California by former employees of Rasputin Records, the passion the owners and their staff have for music at Amoeba is evident in ... Read More »

Landmarks on Vacation: The Hollywood Sign Runs Amok In L.A.

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  It’s stood at the top of Los Angeles’ Mount Lee for over 87 years, looking down at the city of angels and unemployed acting coaches below, so who can blame the iconic Hollywood Sign for wanting to stretch its legs and take a little tour of the town that shares its name. As you can see, the letters have ... Read More »

Mega Shark Flow Chart, Three Thousand Years of Safe Flying, and The Return of Hawaii Five-O

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  Enjoy Madrid through the suggestions of DesignSponge editor and throw-pillow addict Grace Bonney. (Design Sponge)   Fans of sparkly nonsense, rejoice! “Captain E.O.”—the 17-minute sci-fi spectacular starring Michael Jackson returns to Disneyland after a 13-year absence. (Gridskipper)   Ever since we watched “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus“, we’ve been wondering how said Mega Shark could have eaten an airplane ... Read More »

LCD Soundsystem Is The Latest To Haunt Spooky 2451 Laurel Canyon Manse

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  Even though the area has only recently been populated in the scheme of human history, the sprawling mansions of Southern California have whipped up quite a tradition of hauntings in a relatively short amount of time. There’s the famous Winchester Mystery house (filled with trap doors, false stairways, and Native American spirits) in San Jose, the home of ’50s ... Read More »

We Survived A Night At “The Dirtiest Hotel In America 2010″

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  As we learned from Gadling, TripAdvisor, San Francisco’s Hertiage Marina Hotel has beat out the competition to land at the top of the “Dirtiest Hotel In America” list for 2010. A user-generated honor, TripAdvisor offers the review of one former guest: “This hotel is like in a horrible horror movie! The bed was a nightmare. It smelled like urine ... Read More »

Starring LA

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Hollywood is the home of the film industry, and the city has had a long and complex life on the screen. Whether the city is glammed up, dressed down, or used as a backlot backdrop, there’s a lot about LA you can learn by watching movies. Inspired by his city’s starring roles, film lover Thom Anderson exhaustively analyzed its relationship ... Read More »

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