The 'Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillian' series

"Your first doomsday machine is a malevolent, inscrutable wristwatch.”

The Please Don't Tell My Parents series, by Richard Roberts, is a wonderful young adult series of novels about Penelope Akk and her two friends Claire and Ray. They are normal middle school kids just hoping their superpowers will kick in soon. Read the rest

Iconic Great Depression-era restaurant Clifton's, a Los Angeles landmark, re-opens

In 1935, Clifford Clinton opened his Clifton's Brookdale Cafeteria location in downtown Los Angeles. With its neon sign declaring “Pay what you wish”, Clifton's was dubbed the Cafeteria of the Golden Rule by its patrons, many of whom had been made jobless by the great depression. Read the rest