| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:35 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The world's most recognizable beagle may soon be spotted on California cars.
Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), along with officials from the Department of Motor Vehicles and other state agencies, publicized a new option for...
| 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....
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:49 PM
When Morrie Turner was just a cartoon-doodling kid in Oakland, he wrote a fan letter to the creator of the popular comic strip "Terry and the Pirates." In return, Milton Caniff, who later created "Steve Canyon," sent young Turner a typed, six-page...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:19 AM
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.) I wrote about it a few years back and, unable to say it any better, regift that review to you here.
| 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....
| Nov 26, 2013
When is A Charlie Brown Christmas on TV 2013? ALSO SEE: Holiday TV schedule 2013 FREE download A Charlie Brown Christmas — Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at 8pm ET on ABC. (The network sometimes re-airs the special later in December, as well, so stay tuned...
| Oct 12, 2013
Jack Kirby’s “New Gods,” Jim Steranko’s “Nick Fury” works, Dave Gibbons’ “Watchmen” and Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” will all get deluxe […]...
| Nov 11, 2013
Thanksgiving 2013 in the United States is as late as it can be this year — Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Leading up to that date, and over Thanksgiving 2013 weekend, as always, there will be plenty of TV programming related to the holiday (and even the...
| Jan 23, 2014
Imagine a world in which children brutally slay demons in order to survive, knowing that when they grow up, they'll […]...
| Dec 4, 2011
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In the third installment of this lavish series, a teen girl is menaced by a powerful sorceress in a mystical fantasy world.
The Annotated Peter Pan