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LA fans of Mexico's World Cup team disappointed by loss to Brazil

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| Fans of Mexico’s national soccer team gathered in homes, sports bars and large public venues across Southern California Monday with dreams their team would beat the odds and make it the World Cup quarter finals.

Getting Your Laughs Where You Can In The Wide World Of Stand-Up

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Pop Culture Happy Hour had so much fun finding stand-up specials to recommend that we figured we'd write it all down so you can find the ones you really want.

MIT Clears Junot Diaz Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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After a monthlong investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and verbal abuse, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz has been cleared by MIT to continue teaching there next year.

24 awesome things to do this weekend in Southern California

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There’s plenty to do with (or without) dad! Cat art, chalk art, donuts, murals, art deco cocktails, a silent dance party and dungeon master training... with Wil Wheaton.

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21 awesome weekend events in Los Angeles

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This Southern California weekend is flush with summer fun — from Pride Week and a design festival to free concerts and a Tom Hanks theater debut.

21 best things to do in Southern California this weekend

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Rain, rain, go away. Angelenos come out to play. From bioluminescent art to a chili cook-off, these events should be on your weekend calendar.

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Reading The Game: The Long Dark

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Our occasional series on storytelling in video games returns with a look at the survival simulator The Long Dark, which uses sound and silence to build a world not long into some terrible disaster.

Amishi Jha: How Can We Pay Better Attention To Our Attention?

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What exactly is attention, and how can we reclaim it? Neuroscientist Amishi Jha says there's a powerful link between mindfulness, meditation and attention.

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How a veteran writer got Paul Simon to open up about his legendary career

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Author Robert Hilburn convinced the singer/songwriter to talk about making music before, during, and after his days with Art Garfunkel.

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