| Aug 21, 2009
Hollywood's two most indulged enfant terrible filmmakers have now made the worst two World War II movies of this millennium. With Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino has topped Spike Lee ( Miracle at St. Anna) in awfulness.
Tarantino has remade a...
| Aug 19, 2009
Hollywood's two most indulged enfant terrible filmmakers have now made the worst two World War II movies of this millennium. With "Inglourious Basterds" Quentin Tarantino has topped Spike Lee ( "Miracle at St. Anna") in awfulness.
Tarantino has remade...
| Oct 1, 2009
The statues depict two old men relaxing in easy chairs. As others mill about the drawing room, the men engage in conversation, one gesturing at the other to underscore a point. For nearly 20 years the likenesses of China's communist leaders Mao Tse-tung...
| Oct 9, 2009
If you find yourself fighting the urge to catch 40 winks in the middle of the day, maybe it's time to start snoozing and stop worrying about what your boss will think. You might be surprised by how many of your co-workers will join you.
| Oct 9, 2009
Even before its incorporation 53 years ago, Lighthouse Point has attracted good folks and Good Fellas. Cap's Place epitomizes that legacy, from its speakeasy and casino beginnings during Prohibition to what it is today, 81-years later -- a romantic and...
| Apr 6, 2008
Robert J. Hutchings was working in the office of a Bloomsburg, Columbia County, hosiery mill when he joined the Army in 1942. Skilled at typing and taking shorthand, he became a GI stenographer -- a job that connected him to some of the leading figures of...
| May 30, 2010
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham
Random House: 640 pp., $35
The story of William Somerset Maugham, the stammering young boy who became a doctor and then the world's most famous writer since Dickens, has often been told,...
| Jun 4, 2010
Early College High School in Costa Mesa's first graduating class received its diplomas Thursday, but not before California State Supt. Of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell offered the 50 students a few words of advice.
"This is a day you're going to...
| Jun 8, 2010
Nearly 70 Corona del Mar Intermediate School students were honored for their "good character" in a special ceremony Monday morning in the gymnasium.
And it didn't take long for Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry to quote the late John Wooden — in...
| Jul 14, 2010
It was the second performance of the Glendale Renaissance Orchestra at the Americana at Brand, on the green. It was well-attended with picture-perfect weather ("Concert Review: A classical beat," July 7). It was fabulous!
The conductor was genius. He...
| Jul 28, 2010
| 2:53 PM
On a recent Saturday, on opposite corners at Oceanview and Honolulu in Montrose, diametrically opposed perceptions faced each other waving their placards hoping to entice those passing by into the labyrinth of their perspective political ideologies. As...