| 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...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip?
The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....
| Apr 25, 2014
In the ephemeral email era, the handwritten letter has become an object of appreciation. For the past five years, Shaun Usher has celebrated handwritten correspondence on his blog, lettersofnote.com. He has compiled a book of his entries featuring...
| 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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:54 AM
In the classical-music world, concert halls are typically named after philanthropists and other major donors who have given substantial sums of money to help make the new building a reality.
But in what may be a first, a performance venue at Sonoma...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Snoopy, the world's most sophisticated beagle, is getting all dressed up, along with his sister Belle, thanks to a who's who of fashion designers and trend setters.
"Snoopy and Belle in Fashion" opened Monday night at New York's New Museum Sky Room,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The greatest of all holiday specials, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," is on ABC at 8 tonight [Thursday]. (It's also available to stream free via Hulu.) Last year, I wrote about its music, which is some of my favorite music of all time. Unable to restate it...