| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:40 PM
Hey, you in the ugly Christmas sweater. Read this:
/ Many people don sweaters to fend off the cold. Turns out, they're powerful protection during Cold Wars too. In 1978, an assassination attempt on Bulgarian defector Vladimir Kostov, a former state...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:00 AM
This is a tale of two trees.
One is draped in holiday lights and topped with a star, and it is most people's vision of what a city's Christmas tree should be. That one sits a few blocks from the center of town.
The other is — well, here are a...
| Nov 30, 2014
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" has been an important part of Susan Steiner's holidays for 50 years.
"My husband and I watched it as teens," says Steiner of Allentown. "We watched it numerous times each Christmas season with our three daughters, and now...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Recently, a comic shop guy explained to me that hernia-inducing, unabridged dictionary-sized, hardcover reprint collections of superhero comics exist because during the holiday season there are people who know a relative loves Spider-Man. This is...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Marion Knott, a sharecropper's daughter on a little Orange County spread that offered berries by the basket but decades later grew into one of Southern California's signature tourist attractions, has died. She was 92.
Knott, who was raised on and...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Charles Schulz, the creator of the Peanuts cartoon strip, wrote a little story about a boy who believes there is such a thing as the Great Pumpkin. Linus believes in himself and in the existence of the mythical being to the degree that he gives up trick-...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It's an old saying: First we shape our buildings, then they shape us. But like many old sayings, it may be more pat than true. It may sound like a great tribute to the power and influence of architecture in our lives, but it's too neat. It sounds too much...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 11:30 PM
In "Hector and the Search for Happiness," Hector (Simon Pegg) is a psychiatrist with a touch of Walter Mitty in him. He daydreams about being a WWI pilot, but other than the need for this little indulgence in childhood fancy, he seems to have an ideal...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:33 PM
If you're a fan of both Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" characters and Vans' skate-influenced kicks, prepare to pop a full-on Snoopy happy dance because the footwear brand is about to reissue some rare '80s-era prints featuring Charlie Brown and company....
| Aug 31, 2014
| 2:43 PM
The Stanley Cup continues to make its rounds among Kings players, executives and other staff members, landing on Sunday in Santa Rosa, Calif., for a great photo opportunity.
Santa Rosa is home to the Charles M. Schulz Museum, which features the work...
| Aug 29, 2014
The Orlando nightspot, at 100 S. Eola Drive, hosts plays, concerts and a fall cabaret series. The cabaret performances are at 8 p.m. and cost $10 each. Details: abbeyorlando.com.
Monday Night Cabaret Series
REBECCA FISHER: Sept. 8...