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  • 'It's a Wonderful Life' on the big screen

    'It's a Wonderful Life' on the big screen
     For some folks - a lot of folks, actually - Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without "It's a Wonderful Life."  It's a holiday classic, one of the gems of the American cinema. The great Frank Capra called it his favorite among all the films he made....
  • 2014 in Review: David L. Ulin looks at the year in books

    2014 in Review: David L. Ulin looks at the year in books
    What was the upshot of my year in reading — the ideas, the through lines that most stirred or provoked me in 2014? The dominant thread was what we might call that of common experience, work that finds significance in incidental things. Karl Ove...
  • David L. Ulin's best books of 2014

    David L. Ulin's best books of 2014
    Lists are, by their nature, impressionistic: How could they be otherwise? Here then, alphabetically by title, are the most stirring of the books I wrote about this year, my 10 favorites of 2014. "Can't and Won't: Stories" by Lydia Davis (Farrar,...
  • Dodgers' Vin Scully loses one golden ring in holiday loop around Costco

    Dodgers' Vin Scully loses one golden ring in holiday loop around Costco
    Vin Scully can find his way into our hearts even during the gloomiest winter afternoons, as he proved again Thursday when he unwittingly starred in his own holiday movie. The Ribs That Saved Christmas. "I feel like such a dummy," Scully said with a...
  • Choirs to help ring in Christmas

    At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at La Cañada United Methodist Church, the men’s, children’s and bell choirs will sing and play instruments as they perform “Light of the World.” Parts of the song are in German and French with...
  • Was he Scrooge or St. Scrooge? You decide.

    Was he Scrooge or St. Scrooge? You decide.
    If I call you a "scrooge," that's not a good thing. We all know that a scrooge is a miser, a misanthrope, a bitter wasted soul. "Bah, humbug!" It's a word that goes back to Ebenezer Scrooge, the central character of "A Christmas Carol," published by...
  • Interviewing Chris Isaak: 'Wicked Game' singer says Christmas concerts open up whole new world for him

    Interviewing Chris Isaak: 'Wicked Game' singer says Christmas concerts open up whole new world for him
    When you go to a performance by contemporary crooner Chris Isaak, you shouldn’t expect a typical concert. Isaak has performed in sequined and mirrored suits and played a song list that ranges from his 1990s hits “Somebody’s Crying&...
  • A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story
       I was listening the other day to humorist Jean Shepherd reading the story that inspired the movie classic, “A Christmas Story.”    He was taped on Christmas Eve 1974, when he presented New York's WOR Radio listeners with an abridged...
  • What they're saying about the 'Serial' finale

    What they're saying about the 'Serial' finale
    The first season of the Internet's most popular podcast, "Serial," concluded on Thursday with its 12th episode. Since debuting in October online, host and former Sun reporter Sarah Koenig has broken down a different element in the 1999 Baltimore...
  • Review: 'Shark' by Will Self

    Review: 'Shark' by Will Self
    Last August, British author Will Self wrote in the Guardian that his new novel, "Shark," was in part influenced by the classic Spielberg film "Jaws." "I had begun by thinking I would write 'Jaws' without the shark," Self wrote. "I ended up by writing...
  • ‘Shutter’: Joe Keatinge, Leila Del Duca get weird with Image series

     
    While interviewing writer Joe Keatinge and artist Leila Del Duca about their creator-owned Image Comics series “Shutter,” the first thing […]...