| 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...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and Fridays through Sundays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; and closed Wednesdays. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Kara Walker will be difficult. This gets whispered to you by enough people in the art world and you start to believe it: She's humorless!
Intimidating! David Mamet intimidating!
And this week, before the Thursday opening of “...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:57 PM
The last time the Body Worlds people displayed at the Museum of Science and Industry, in a 2011 exhibition showing the development and decline of the human corpus, they included, with seeming incongruity, an ostrich.
The flightless — and, in...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:42 AM
One of the saddest casualties of the digital age is the physical newspaper. For me, one of the saddest parts of that larger loss is the likely end of the age of comic strips.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal,...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Created bronze sculptures on display across U.S.
Jim Brothers, 72, a Kansas artist whose bronze sculptures are on display in the nation's capital and at historical monuments around the country, died Tuesday at his home in Lawrence, Kan.,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:34 AM
"Charles M. Schulz: Pop Culture in Peanuts": This is your last week to enjoy Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and the rest, as the popular exhibit at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (1650 Harrison St.) remains up Tuesday through Sept. 8. $10,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Good grief, Charlie Brown's pet beagle, Snoopy, may get his own license plate if another Mr. Brown approves.
The state Senate this week gave its approval to a bill that would allow the California Cultural and Historical Endowment to use the revenue from...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The line between a fair use of copyrighted works and an infringement is blurry, and sometimes it takes a judge to decide where a particular use falls. The dispute between Universal Music Publishing and Lauren LoPrete shows how copyright owners can use...
| Sep 26, 2013
What do you get when you replace the original dialogue from classic Peanuts comic strips with lyrics from songs by the beloved British indie-rock band The Smiths? A wry and clever blog that a major record company tries to shut down.
The case of This...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:42 PM
My idea of a boat is a kayak, so that is the boat I own.
As I tool around Huntington Harbour during spring and summer, I still marvel at the many yachts that dwarf my blue plastic Ocean Kayak, so I was pleased to accept an invitation to ride in the...