| Nov 18, 2010
| 10:05 PM
If there's anything negative about the Orange County Performing Arts Center's current attraction, "Beauty and the Beast," it's that this marvelous musical fantasy will be history after Sunday.
Any touring production so dynamically staged and so fully...
| Dec 8, 2010
OK, so apart from those genuinely saintly souls sent by Providence as examples to the rest of us, is there anyone with a pulse in this country who wouldn't like to see Osama bin Laden dead? Should he yet fall into our hands, even this writer — an...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 1:31 PM
More panels and screenings of our television shows movies fill Saturday's Comic-Con schedule, including the Simpsons, Fringe, Supernatural, the Vampire Diaries and the others.
Here is a list of the highlighted events.
11:00am - 11:45am Family Guy -...
| Feb 13, 2011
| 9:55 PM
Behind Brian Jacques' hugely popular "Redwall" series of children's fantasy novels was milk, tea and a bit of serendipity.
As a milk deliveryman in his 40s in Liverpool, England, he was invited in for tea at one of his stops, the Royal Wavertree School...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 1:35 PM
If getting arrested and spending some time in a Klingon jail is your idea of a good time, then don't miss this weekend's Shore Leave 33. It could be the place your dream comes true.
"People love it," says Michael Schilling, a spokesman for the three-...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 8:15 AM
Robert Sklar, a film scholar known for bringing the insights of the social historian to understanding the history of American film, has died. He was 74.
Sklar, who also was one of the original Rotisserie League fantasy baseball "owners" in the 1980s,...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 3:07 PM
The dark-skinned savage is a long-time resident of pop culture.
My mother still winces when she talks about watching "Tarzan" films and TV as a child growing up in the 50s. Unlike the titular jungle-dweller who was wise and brave, the black "African"...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 7:14 PM
Thirteen-year-old Alexander Williams was always so reluctant to read that his school arranged to get him special help. But he felt differently about the stories when they were told on a big screen.
Most people who love the films begin with the books. But...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere,” will be the 20th book for the Chicago Public Library’s ongoing One Book, One Chicago program, Mayor Richard M. Daley announced this morning at the Harold Washington Library.
| Oct 18, 2011
| 9:57 AM
Pardon the interruption from the recession. Today Neiman Marcus unveiled its 85th annual Christmas book and, if you're like me, you flip straight to the fantasy gifts section to see what kind of dreamy Christmas concoctions they came up with this year....
| Oct 27, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Their story ideas came at odd times. David Hills of Smithsburg was brushing his teeth when inspiration struck. Rebecca Cohen of Hagerstown drew inspiration from a yard sale. Zoe Decker of Chambersburg, Pa., was looking over a poem she had written earlier....