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Pencil This In: Will the Web Collapse? Examining Net Neutrality and Carol Burnett and Tim Conway at Writers Bloc

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Comedy legends Carol Burnett and Tim Conway appear on stage tonight at the Saban Theater as part of the Writer’s Bloc series. The duo will talk about Burnett’s new book, This Time Together - Laughter and Reflection and take questions from the audience. Carol will sign copies of the book following the program. Tickets: $22 for this program and includes a historical preservation fee for the theater. 7:30 pm.

Joseph Menn, technology correspondent for the Financial Times and author of Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who are Bringing Down the Internet, visits Zócalo Public Square lecture series to explain why organized crime threatens to end the Internet as we know it. The program Will the Internet Collapse? is free and open to the public. It starts at 7:30 pm at the  National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Little Tokyo.

As part of MOPLA's final week, there's an event tonight from 7-10 pm at Space15Twenty from Pro'jekt LA Part 5:Sustenance And Sustainability. These are photo-based projects that raise awareness and affect change from the work of Tatiana Botton, Rose-Lynn Fisher, David Bacher and Cyril and Marie Cristo. Th event is free with rsvp to

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Tonight Melnitz Movies presents the Chinese film Ghost Town at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater at 7:30 pm. Here’s the synopsis: “Zhiziluo is a town barely clinging to life. Tucked away in a rugged corner of Southwest China, the village is haunted by traces of China’s cultural past while its residents piece together a day-by-day existence.” Tickets are free at the Melnitz box office an hour before show time. Free parking is available on Loring Avenue (south of Sunset Blvd, east of Hilgard Avenue at Charing Cross Road) after 6 pm.

The Hammer welcomes sociologist Manuel Castells and attorney Gigi Sohn to talk about Communication Power: Net Neutrality and the Public Commons. They examine what happens if media monopolies become the gatekeepers of the Internet’s public commons? The program is free, but tickets are required. They’re available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6 pm.

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