| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
United Press International White House reporter Albert Merriman Smith was in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, riding in a press car behind President Kennedy's convertible. As gunshots rang out, he lunged for the radio car phone. Dictating his first-hand account...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:44 PM
My memories of the Laguna firestorm of 1993 are still vivid, 20 years later.
I photographed the day of the burn, weeks of clean-up and the feature stories that followed. It was a distinctive career experience for me as a photographer, covering my...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:31 PM
Essays, videos and photographs from more than 200 Costa Mesa students proved there's no place quite like home for the city's youth.
Participants, some as young as fifth graders, participated in the fourth-annual contest by the Costa Mesa Library...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
Enjoy a fall day at the beach while brushing up on your film knowledge at the Rehoboth Independent Film Festival. The five-day event by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society begins Wednesday, Nov. 6, and...
| Nov 3, 2013
Since her hugely popular fictional debut, “The Joy Luck Club” (1989), Amy Tan has devoted her career to telling the stories of Chinese and Chinese-American women — in particular mothers and daughters — in novels that include...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Need a reminder that the world we live in is a totally incredible and visually bizarre place? You might consider looking under a microscope.
This week, Nikon announced the results of its annual Small World Photomicrography Competition and the winning...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Last October, as Hurricane Sandy was approaching the Eastern Seaboard, photographer Benjamin Lowy, on assignment for Time magazine, ventured out to Coney Island to capture the swells coming in from the surge. A man had waded into the crashing waves,...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Are photographers vandals?
Does the mere presence of a camera at an ordinary place or extraordinary event inevitably damage the experience of it, as vandalism does? Is photography a powerful creative tool for the willful destruction of established art,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:12 AM
The story of the night at the United Center on Halloween was--of course--Derrick Rose's return to action in front of the home fans and his game-winning shot with less than 10 seconds to play.
The morning after, however, another person is emerging as a...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Willie Wenzlau assembled the potential future of the Art Center College of Design's photography program in front of him one recent afternoon: a leaf he plucked off a tree, a piece of plywood and a shot glass full of an amber liquid resembling Jack...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:57 AM
They found the home listing in the PennySaver, of all places. Todd Porter and Diane Cu barely glanced at the interior of the run-down three-bedroom, two-bathroom house when they arrived for a walk-through, and instead they headed straight to the sprawling...