Literature | Dec 10, 2013
The ten best mind bending reads of the year. By Rick Kleffel
Music | Dec 10, 2013
The California Report's Steve Hochman provides his list for the best California albums of 2013. By Steve Hochman
Movies | Dec 09, 2013
Indelible images from a pretty good year in film. By Michael Fox
Music | Dec 09, 2013
The California Report's Andrew Gilbert picks his ten favorite California jazz CDs for 2013. By Andrew Gilbert
Visual Arts | Dec 08, 2013
Local book shop and publisher Last Gasp has a large collection of devilish items celebrating Krampus, Santa's Satanic twin. By Kristin Farr
The Stanley Parable is an exploration game, as well as a narrative storytelling experiment, that puts into question the tried and true rules of video games and challenges the player's notions of choice and free will.
Also: Joan Didion on Martha Stewart; Alice Munro's Nobel interview; the difficulties of judging the National Book Awards.
The track record of products designed for digital privacy has been abysmal — at least until recently. Snapchat, wildly popular among teens, is changing assumptions about young people's desire for digital privacy. But it's not clear whether the trend will stick.
So many spies have reportedly targeted gamers that a central group must try to keep track of them all. That's the latest revelation from documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and reported by the Guardian and other outlets.
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