| Mar 3, 2011
| 12:37 PM
This widely praised HBO drama series, overseen by "Homicide: Life on the Street" writing-producing veterans David Simon and Eric Overmyer, focuses on New Orleans residents trying to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
| Mar 6, 2011
Many memoirs, and some of the best, are survival stories, tales told by that supposedly fortunate person who emerged living but not unscarred from the carnage of natural disaster or personal tragedy. Survival comes with a price tag: Not only must the...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 7:21 PM
COSTA MESA — Nicolas Juarez used his cell phone for light as he moved around the darkened theater. Meanwhile, members of his cast and crew scuttled backstage as they quieted themselves for the start of the dress rehearsal.
Juarez took his place in...
| Feb 13, 2011
Hisaye Yamamoto, one of the first Asian American writers to earn literary distinction after World War II with highly polished short stories that illuminated a world circumscribed by culture and brutal strokes of history, has died. She was 89.
| Mar 4, 2011
| 4:04 PM
The Walking Dead" became an instant hit when it debuted on Halloween night, giving AMC another feather in its quality TV cap that started with "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad."
The show's amazing first season contained just six episodes, so fans of the...
| Mar 5, 2011
In Theatre Downtown's production of the critically acclaimed "August: Osage County," members of the Weston family find they are rarely alone. While marriages disintegrate, someone's straightening up around the corner. While secrets are being spilled,...
| Mar 13, 2011
Matthew McConaughey has just cracked open his second Corona when the man wearing Mardi Gras beads and a Village People policeman's cap approaches his car.
"Do you know Duane?" the inebriated-looking man asks with suspicion, poking his head inside the...
| Mar 12, 2011
Actor Ashton Kutcher has listed his Sunset Strip-area "bachelor pad that never was" for $2.6 million.
Kutcher bought the house in 2004 for $1 million and rebuilt it with his father but never moved in. Instead, he married actress Demi Moore in 2005....
| Mar 10, 2011
| 5:28 PM
High school presents 'Footloose'
Laguna Beach High School's drama department will premiere its latest production, "Footloose," at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Artists Theatre, 625 Park Ave. Tickets are $12 to $20.
Drama teacher and director Mark Dressler...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 1:40 AM
“Jane Eyre” star Mia Wasikowska is very excited about being in Chicago for the first time and has something somewhat surprising she’d want to do if she had time.
“I would totally do a drive-by [of] Kevin’s house from ‘...
| Mar 16, 2011
Robert P. Marcucci, the former Philadelphia record company owner and legendary talent manager who groomed and launched teen idols Frankie Avalon and Fabian in the late 1950s, has died. He was 81.
FOR THE RECORD:
Robert Marcucci: In...