| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Looks like Lady Gaga is tearing another page out of the Madonna platinum-blond, pop-superstar playbook.
In the early '90s, Madonna launched a new phase of her career by allowing director Alek Keshishian to make a documentary, "Truth or Dare," about...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 2:40 PM
This column would be so easy to write if only I worked for OC Weekly.
At that rakish-and-proud-of-it publication, just about anything goes, and that includes swear words. But here I am stuck at an apparently family-friendly paper, which poses a...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Over the last 10 years, websites that rely on crowdsourcing have become some of the most effective information-based products of the Internet revolution. But one unlikely site with roots in New Haven, RapGenius.com, may be altering the future of...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:47 AM
If you stepped into something unexpected today, here's hoping it was related to St. Nicholas Day and not a irresponsible pet owner. Millions of children (and some freaky adults) are finding candy and other assorted junk stuffed into their shoes this...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:40 PM
With the power of his middle name, Randal Bennett prevented a website being created for a winery that didn't exist.
Those are the peculiar facts of the arrangement that ultimately led to Townley Gallery in Laguna Beach providing artwork for the bottle...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:02 PM
The CEO of Yahoo is right. There's something to be said for being in the office with your fellow employees. I had an entirely different cartoon in mind for today when a staffer came up to me and said, "Are you going to draw a cartoon about Mayor Caviar?"...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:41 PM
I harbor high hopes that Columbia can blossom to the next level in creating a "go to" environment that supports and nurtures art and artists. Recently the Columbia Association has stepped up offering public forums on this and Jane Dembner of the...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Although Pier Paolo Pasolini was best known as an Italian filmmaker, he called himself a poet and his Wikipedia entry begins by also describing him as a journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, columnist, actor, painter,...
| May 1, 2013
| 4:45 PM
As a resident of the city for more than 37 years, Nick Berkuta has waited a long time to receive the distinction of being chosen La Cañadan of the Year.
But he said at a La Cañada Kiwanis Club ceremony at Descanso Gardens on Wednesday afternoon that his...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:35 AM
1) He's an American rock drummer. (For a few years I thought he was British.)
2) He was the first rock drummer to organize drum clinics on college campuses, in theaters and in drum stores.
3) He influenced Phil Collins, Neil Peart and John Bonham. (!)...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:57 PM
When the United States entered World War II, the nation needed financing in order to build up its defense system.
So the government issued a new series of war bonds. The first one, Series A, had been issued in 1935, as a way of promoting safe...