| Feb 14, 2013
| 9:30 PM
UC Irvine's dance production based on "The Rite of Spring" may jolt the audience in places, but it won't have nearly the impact that the original did in 1913. And there are several people to blame for that.
Lenny Bruce. Hugh Hefner. The Sex Pistols....
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Laguna has lost a treasure. After a vigorous battle with cancer, Dennis Morin passed on Dec. 31. He was only 66, way too young for a man with such an appetite and energy for life.
Dennis was a bon vivant, a raconteur, a connoisseur and other French...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Reuters) - Octogenarian Playboy founder Hugh Hefner briefly swapped his iconic silk pajamas for a tuxedo to marry Crystal Harris, the one-time "runaway bride" who followed through this time at a New Year's Eve wedding.
"Happy New Year from Mr. and Mrs....
| Nov 13, 2012
| 6:27 PM
If retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus had gotten an occasional dose of supplemental oxytocin, a brain chemical known to promote trust and bonding, he might still be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, new research suggests.
A study published...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:04 AM
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- If theres anything Tinseltown excels at, its turning a ho-hum event into a made-for-TV spectacle. Witness the razzle-dazzle that unfolds each time the Hollywood sign gets a fresh coat of paint.
Its not written off as routine...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Oct 25, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Lindsay Lohan in Playboy? Reports that Lindsay Lohan would pose for Playboy -- for close to $1 million -- are swirling as she's spotted heading into a top-secret photo shoot. Unclear: Whether Lindsay Lohan would pose nude or clothed....
| Sep 22, 2011
Perhaps it's been brought to your attention that this is a big week for retrograde representations of women on television. Monday marked the premiere of NBC's "The Playboy Club," a noir-ish look at Hugh Hefner's flagship Chicago club in 1963, and Sunday...
| Jun 11, 2011
My comic book tastes ran to Classics Illustrated. Seriously, what's scarier than the graphic images of "Crime and Punishment" and Raskolnikov -- the existential "superman," not the caped one -- whacking the pawnbroker with an ax? Can I, then, hold my...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Lakers' Halloween costume ideas...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 4:40 PM
"What's more classy than a confused, drug-addicted girl naked," Joy Behar said, a classic line. The studio audience applauded. "I feel bad for the girl. She's in a lot of trouble," Behar added....