| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:06 AM
"Priscilla Queen of the Desert" sashays into the Segerstrom Center, Julian Sands portrays Harold Pinter in a one-man show at the Broad, and Falcon Theatre probes "The Mystery of Irma Vep."
An Afternoon with Hal Linden The TV actor and Broadway star...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:51 PM
When ticked-off Californians voted by a landslide in 1911 to take political power into their own hands and away from special interests and a Legislature in their thrall, the L.A. Times expressed its disgust with headlines about “freak laws.”...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The celebrated British sculptor Nicola Hicks (bn. 1960) has, in recent years, fallen in love with Aesop and his fables all over again. "Aesop is one of my heroes from deep history," she explained on a recent tour of her new exhibition at the Yale Center...
| Dec 3, 2013
The new musical "Love and Other Fables," Hartford Stage's 50th anniversary season-ender slated for a world premiere in May, is off the schedule for now.
John Rando, the director of the musical romantic comedy centering on the ancient Greek story-...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:20 PM
A year ago, Hartford Stage announced that they'd found a new artistic director. Michael Wilson had left the theater after 13 years to concentrate on Broadway opportunities, scoring immediately with revivals of The Best Man and The Trip to Bountiful.
| Sep 27, 2013
So the German people have spoken, and Chancellor Angela Merkel has been reelected. That means the European Union will continue to be a tortoise. Next May, following the European Parliament elections, we will discover just how slow and unhappy a creature...
| Oct 16, 2006
THE sex lives of men can seem like an Aesop's fable. As years go by and sexual desire fades, men may stop mating with an enthusiasm akin to rabbits and become more like red foxes, lonely animals who make do with one brief breeding season each year.
| Jan 4, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Ten Years Ago
The Flintridge Inn, on Foothill Boulevard at Hobbs Drive, closed after four years of operation. The new proprietor, Kevin Finch, announced renovations were underway at the property, which would open that spring under the name “Dish.&...
| May 22, 2012
| 1:05 AM
In the Aesop fable "The Grasshopper and the Ant," there are moral, economic and political lessons for our time, or any other.
As the story goes, the lazy grasshopper wiles away his summer days singing and hopping and having an all-around good time while...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Watching Bill Clinton act as Barack Obama's "No. 1 surrogate," in the words of National Public Radio, is as exquisitely painful as watching a runaway monkey with a paintball gun at a museum.
Most of the pundits have focused on Mr. Clinton's motivations...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:59 AM
There are nearly 150 fragments of famous structures and historic sites from around the world and all 50 states embedded in Tribune Tower.
These pieces of history reflect the aspirations of the Tribune Tower's creators: To make the fledging skyscraper one...