| Jun 8, 2011
| 9:34 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — An employee on a ladder changed the letters on the Lido Theater marquee to announce not the latest art film, but the premiere of Newport Harbor High School's eighth annual freshman feature film.
Past participants, parents and...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Is the governess being haunted by ghosts, or are there bats in her belfry? That essential conundrum at the heart of Henry James' 1898 novella comes into stark play in Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation, now in a sturdy and suitably atmospheric staging with...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:42 PM
It just doesn't seem right watching Natalie Dormer act in contemporary clothing, let alone with her natural blond hair.
"I do quite a lot contemporary stuff," Dormer told me, laughing, during a phone interview from London, "but the American audience...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:43 AM
On the opening night of Chicago Live! Thursday, in its new home at Pipers Alley with The Second City, the show didn't feel new: It felt like a homecoming. No one from Chicago would feel out of place.
Rick Kogan needed no script to talk about the 43rd...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Are we always to be haunted by our past? August Wilson raises the question in hisPulitzer Prize-winning play "The Piano Lesson."
"There ain't no ghosts in this house," insists Boy Willie, recently returned to the home shared by his uncle and sister.
| Sep 30, 2011
| 6:40 AM
BBC America kicks off October with a little Halloween treat called "Bedlam" (9 p.m. Oct. 1; 2.5 stars out of 4), a fright-fest about a new apartment conversion occupied by supernatural squatters.
The upscale residences of Bedlam Heights are in the former...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 6:35 AM
When most people think of Halloween, images of pumpkins, witches and ghosts usually come to mind. Whether you like to be scared senseless in a haunted house, learn more about true ghost stories or prefer a simple hayride on the farm to pick out pumpkins,...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 5:06 PM
It used to be a brothel, or so they say.
The old white building sits on the hill like in "The Shining," cavernous and creaky, with long dark hallways and strange apartments. It is the Arch Beach Tavern, built in 1915 to house people from the movie...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 8:53 AM
Mike Ricksecker, paranormal investigator and "ghostorian," has had a lifelong passion for writing and mystery which has led him to explore the realm of the paranormal. He is the author of Ghosts of Maryland, Ghosts and Legends of Oklahoma, and has...
| Oct 11, 2011
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is always looking for intriguing ways to lure new audiences into exploring the classics. For the company's current production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town," director Ian Gallanar is inviting patrons in as specters....
| Oct 28, 2011
Here's our quick Halloween “how” guide. First up, how did a holiday that takes its name from a Catholic holy day — All Hallows' Eve, the eve of All Saints' Day — become the day to dress up in costume and ask for candy, tell...