| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Dean Corey’s victory lap as one of Southern California’s top music impresarios will be an interdisciplinary undertaking in which the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, which he’s led since 1993, will present Ludwig van Beethoven in a...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:35 PM
The Seminole State College Fine Arts Theatre will host a Fringe Festival veteran and premiere a new adaptation of the classic Greek play "Lysistrata" during its season. Bobbie Bell has given "Lysistrata" a groovy "make love, not war" vibe.
| 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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When you tell me that they're making a 3D CGI movie featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, of course my spidey-senses are gonna start to tingle. In today's age of strip-mining the past of all its nostalgia for the purpose of making a buck,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Visiting the newly opened galleries at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is like paying a call on old friends. There's Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown. Nearby, Beetle Bailey matches wits with Sarge. And there's Calvin and Hobbes...