| 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...
| 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...
| 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.