Category Archives: Retro

L.A. Daily Mirror Retro Holiday Shopping Guide

Many years ago, the editor of the Los Angeles Times book review section (yes, the really, really odd one) insisted that publishers send him advance review copies and unbound galleys rather than the final printed book. The ARCs and galleys … Continue reading

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Daily Mirror Road Trip: Wavecrest 2011 [Updated]

Photo: Model A woodie. Credit: Larry Harnisch/ I haven’t been to Wavecrest, the annual gathering of woodies at Moonlight Beach, in more than a decade, so I drove down Saturday. Here’s what I saw:

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Old Computers: Less Power Than a Cellphone, but Cool

Photo: Deep Thought (OK, not really) in the Living Computer Museum. Credit: Dionne Searcey/Wall Street Journal. Dionne Searcey of the Wall Street Journal writes about the Living Computer Museum established by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. And of course, the computers  … Continue reading

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#history, #libraries, #museums 7|28|2011

Image: Battle of Manila Bay. Credit: Wikipedia NEWS Justin Jouvenal in the Washington Post’s Buzz, writes that the Patsy Cline Historic House is opening in Winchester, Va., on Aug. 2. The Independence Seaport Museum has made an emergency patch on … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Oviatt’s

We’ve been rambling about “navy blue ghosts” and otherwise reciting “Facade” at the Daily Mirror HQ after finding this cocktail shaker from Oviatt’s on EBay. Bidding starts at $99.99.

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Call From the Past

Maybe it’s not enough for your cellphone to have a ringtone that’s an  old-school phone. Maybe you need an iPhone docking station that looks like an old phone. These are made by Freeland Studios in the regular (left, $195) and … Continue reading

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