| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Tom Everhart was teetering on the edge of despair in his East Village studio.
It was the early 1980s, and his portfolio — courtesy of a fine-art education — contained various permutations of skeletons. Cartoons weren't his thing, but there...
| Nov 23, 2013
Writing letters since: The 1980s; has had more than 400 published in the Tribune, Sun-Times and Joliet Herald News.
Life story in 50 words or less: Born and raised in Joliet, worked as a forklift operator for U.S. Steel for 32 years. Later...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Sometimes the smallest notion can create magic.
The 1973 animated special "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving " was based on a "very simple idea," said the show's producer Lee Mendelson. Charles M. Schulz, the creator of the beloved "Peanuts" comic strip,...
| Nov 25, 2013
With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, there's going to be a lot going on in kitchens around the country. But once the turkey has been eaten, and the football has been played, families will be gathering around the television set to watch Charlie Brown and...
| May 5, 2013
Fifty miles north of San Francisco, straddling U.S. Highway 101, sits Santa Rosa, former home of Charles M. Schulz and the gang from "Peanuts." From the highway, as you boom past at 70 mph, Santa Rosa appears to be just another somewhere on the way to...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:04 PM
PEN Center USA's 23rd annual literary awards festival went off without a hitch at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Monday night -- except for the small fact that its lifetime achievement award winner, Joan Didion, was not in attendance.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has cleared the way for California to begin issuing license plates adorned with the classic Peanuts beagle, Snoopy.
Revenue generated from the specialized plate sales will benefit the California Cultural and Historical Endowment and...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Every picture tells a story. In Paul Natkin's world, sometimes multiple stories.
Take, for example, his portrait of the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards. It's all there: the smirk, the skull ring, the cigarette butt in his right hand. And, yeah, he's...
| May 31, 2013
| 11:49 AM
He may not be taking on the Red Baron in this one, but Snoopy may soon be seen on the back of some California cars.
The state Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would establish a Snoopy license plate to benefit California museums.
AB 482, introduced...
| Jun 7, 2013
No comic strip was more in touch with American pop culture in the 20th century than "Peanuts," drawn and written by the late, towering and much-revered cartoonist Charles Schulz. That his daily strip, so filled with unflinching sarcasm and childish wiles,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Not having school during the summer months doesn’t HAVE to mean that your kids get to drive you nuts.
Keep the little rugrats busy with some summertime theater.
Here’s a roundup of shows in South Florida aimed at children…of all...