| Feb 10, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Former Laguna Beach mayor and businessman Charlton Phillips Boyd died Feb. 3 in Dana Point. He was 91.
"Anyone who can live their lives the way 'Charlie' did and make it to 91 will have pr etty good lives," City Councilwoman Verna Rollinger said....
| Feb 16, 2011
| 12:44 PM
It's a time-proven format for romantic comedy: Balance the more or less conventional love story between one couple with a more volatile relationship between their best friends.
Shakespeare used it brilliantly in "Much Ado About Nothing," where...
| Jul 18, 2010
Heaven may be a little closer in New York these days, especially in Manhattan, where hotels' rooftop bars are among the best places to enjoy summer. A few are restricted to guests, such as those at the Surrey, the Trump SoHo and the Thompson LES, but...
| Nov 15, 2009
I promised I would bring the gun. I would buy it in New York, where I was going to see my publisher. It should have been the easiest thing in the world.
I wasn't planning to draw down on a murder suspect. This was for an author photo to appear on the...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 5:13 PM
"It has become conventional wisdom that the BP-funded response to the spill was a chaotic and mismanaged affair, driven by corporate avarice, lacking in urgency, and at times willfully negligent of the problem's scope … The evidence for this is...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 4:22 PM
"Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story"
By Thomas F. Yezerski
Farrar Straus Giroux, $17.99, ages 5-8
Did you think of the Meadowlands only as the proper name of a sport venue? Thomas Yezerski's pleasingly presented history of this "flat, wet place in...
| Dec 1, 2010
The musical legacy of late Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads is the focus of a celebration this weekend at D'Argenzio Winery.
Proprietor Kathy Rhoads D'Argenzio will honor what would have been the musician's 54th birthday by...
| Dec 19, 2010
"In the Middle Ages," Sara Maitland writes in her brilliant "A Book of Silence," "Christian scholastics argued that the devil's basic strategy was to bring human beings to a point where they are never alone with their God, nor ever attentively face to...
| Dec 26, 2010
2010 is shaping up as The Year of the Tall. The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, which was designed and built by Chicago firms, opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The world's tallest Jesus statue was erected in western Poland. Tennis...
| Dec 20, 2010
| 8:21 PM
"Skywalkers: Mohawk Ironworkers Build the City"
By David Weitzman
Roaring Brook, $19.99, ages 10-14
A long tradition of Mohawk ironworkers working on the building of skyscrapers is often alluded to in books for young readers (about the Empire State...
| Dec 28, 2010
CITY HALL — Glendale could receive solar power generated by a tower higher than the Empire State Building under a nearly $200-million agreement that goes to the City Council next week.
Earlier this month, the City Council introduced the proposed...