| Nov 23, 2010
| 3:46 PM
Going into Friday night's Phoebus-Hampton showdown in the Eastern Region, let's check out who else is out there in Division 5. And, as you'll see, there are some familiar names.
The Phantoms-Crabbers winner will travel to the Central champion next...
| May 16, 2010
The Eyes of Willie McGee
A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South
Harper: 404 pp., $26.99
In Jim Crow's dark closet, countless skeletons lie moldering and forgotten. For every "cold case" prosecution that brings a doddering...
| May 30, 2010
One of the first lessons any writer should learn is that where you start isn't necessarily where you end up and that your defining books are often beyond your control. Michael Koryta arrived auspiciously at the authorial gates when his first novel,...
| Feb 14, 2010
As Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor describe it, there was no need for the cast of Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" to have long, philosophical discussions about the movie's creepy real-life parallels.
It wasn't necessary, for example, to dissect...
| Oct 30, 2009
The cutesy, hackneyed frights of Halloween will come as a welcome reprieve to the real-life terrors we've lived through this year. Ghastly stories of unemployment and bankruptcies have been an everyday occurrence. And even with the good news Thursday that...
| Nov 1, 2009
Even after the costumes are worn, the candy collected and the ghoulish jack-o'-lantern turned back into a pumpkin, Halloween doesn't have to be over -- if you are willing to be entertained by a good ghost story.
Almost anywhere you look in Southern...
| Nov 6, 2009
The new Disney A Christmas Carol is another epic achievement in motion-capture animation, advancing the art form closer to photo-realism than The Polar Express or Beowulf. Dazzling, ornate visuals take us to the snowy London of 1837, swooping over its...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 9:27 AM
As upsets go, this one didn't draw a significant amount of attention. And that's because, let's face it, soccer doesn't register around these parts like football and basketball do.
But no question, the Phoebus boys' 1-0 win over Gloucester was...
| May 14, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Knott's Berry Farm will add three new mazes and a new scare zone for Halloween Haunt 2011, according to theme park officials.
Photos: View concept art of all 13 mazes and four scare zones for Halloween Haunt 2011
The 39th annual Knott’s Scary Farm...
| May 14, 2011
| 7:52 PM
Are you British? I'm not. Were you born in 1936? I wasn't.
But I know someone that can answer "yes" on both those counts. Well, something actually, not someone — Five Crowns in Corona del Mar.
The venerable landmark checked itself into rehab about...
| Nov 25, 2010
| 3:00 PM
"A Christmas Carol" may at first seem like odd fodder for South Coast Repertory, which is known for tackling edgier, perhaps more difficult work.
"I suppose, in a way, that it's a bit of holiday pageantry that we sort of take a sidestep away from our...