Scientists to Build Computer From 1830s Drawings

La Concha, Paul Revere Williams

Photo: The lobby of La Concha Motel, designed by Paul Revere Williams. Credit: The Neon Museum

The first in a planned series of monthly lectures in the newly reopened Globe Lobby is sold out. The next lecture is Dec. 8, when photographer Mark Boster will sign copies of his book “Four Seasons in Yosemite.” The sessions are free, but reservations are required.

John Markoff of the New York Times says that researchers at the Science Museum in London are planning to build the Babbage Analytical Engine, designed — but never built — by Charles Babbage in the 1830s.

Stephan Benzkofer of the Chicago Tribune begins a series titled Legendary Lawmen. Part 1 – ‘Black Jack’ Bonfield, appears to be the only chapter that’s online.

The L.A. Daily Mirror and L.A. Crime Beat via the bots at

Dan Barry of the New York Times takes a look at the fate of Dana, Ind., the hometown of World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle.

The usual reason anyone not from Dana comes to Dana is to visit the Ernie Pyle museum. But if you have no memories of World War II, you may not recognize the Pyle name, which is a problem for Dana and too bad for you. Ernie Pyle, once a peerless war correspondent — the bard of the grunt — deserves your notice.

Joseph Berger of the New York Times writes that the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, N.Y., has received 192 cubic feet of memorabilia collected by Costa Hagglof, a Swedish jazz promoter.

Cheap Trick is opening a museum at a former Buick dealership at 2245 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. No, really.

Lisa Carter of the Las Vegas Review Journal writes that the Neon Museum  is converting the lobby of the La Concha Motel into a visitor center. The building was designed by Paul Revere Williams.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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