Monthly Archives: June 2007

Watch Mr. Wizard

What Woodward and Bernstein’s All the President’s Men was to journalism, Don Herbert’s Watch Mr. Wizard was to science. As a kid in Newark, I was one of those 7- to 12-year-olds who tried never to miss my Saturday morning appointment with his NBC show, and it’s a safe bet… More

Do-Gooders in Hollywood?

I mentioned to a colleague that I was going to be interviewed for a documentary about do-gooders in Hollywood, and he found the concept laughable. Isn’t a do-gooder in Hollywood an oxymoron? Of course there are plenty of worthy causes in Hollywood. Hundreds of advocacy groups subsist on the fringes… More

Public Input Makes Public Space

Now that 25% of Griffith Park is charred, Los Angeles will suffer with even less parkland than before. Groups such as the Trust for Public Land and the City Project have issued reports indicating that only 33% of LA schoolchildren live within walking distance of a park — compared to… More