| Sep 26, 2012
| 7:24 AM
If you were building a Chris Ware, if you were constructing the most celebrated cartoonist of the past couple of decades, drawing up the plans for an Oak Park illustrator so routinely referred to as a genius that the accolade is more like fact than...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 5:44 AM
Nuts about "Peanuts"? The Orange County Regional History Center is now home to an exhibit that should appeal to devotees of Charlie Brown and the gang.
"Peanuts … Naturally" opens Saturday, Sept. 29, at the downtown Orlando museum. It includes...
| Oct 9, 2012
Coinciding with the comic strip's 65th anniversary, Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" gang--that's Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy and the rest, if your memory needs a reboot--will hit the big screens Nov. 25, 2015, a press release announced this...
| Nov 15, 2012
"It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness" was a favorite Chinese proverb of the late "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles Schulz. Photographer James Balog must have taken that to heart as he noticed changes to the wild world he documents,...
| Nov 18, 2012
Norma Shearer's silk sheets sat for years in a Los Angeles garage, with no one to admire the embroidered monogram: NST, for Norma Shearer Thalberg.
The starlet's Louis Vuitton steamer trunks waited in vain to voyage. One was dedicated solely to...
| Apr 8, 2012
World leaders will descend on Chicago for the NATO summit May 20-21, protected by armored vehicles, magnetometers, terrorist watch lists, heavily armed soldiers and police officers. The security may be unprecedented in Chicago history. Here are 10 facts...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:50 PM
The daughter of "Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz will attend Friday's grand-opening ceremony for the 46th annual Snoopy House.
Jill Schulz will serve as grand marshal for the festivities that begin at 5 p.m. at Costa Mesa City Hall, 77 Fair Drive....
| Dec 14, 2012
| 9:04 PM
It's more like Snoopy Hall these days, now that the Snoopy House is officially underway, festively decorated and front-and-center this holiday season at 77 Fair Drive.
The 46-year Costa Mesa tradition — started by Jim Jordan and his...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 1:50 PM
The more, the merrier, right? The Christmas celebrations last for quite a while after Dec. 25 at Orlando's theme parks attractions. Here's a last-call list for the recurring holiday programming:
DEC. 22 and 23: Mannheim Steamroller's last two concerts...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 3:09 PM
If you're a fan of older comic books and comic strips, Fantagraphics is your Santa Claus. The 21st century has proved a golden age for the reproduction of classic comics, with stellar reprint series from Boom! Studios, IDW and others. But Fantagraphics is...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 2:30 PM
STRATFORD, ONTARIO — It's not easy for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival to accommodate the beautiful mess. Its costs and budgets are massive, its theaters imposing — in its current configuration, Tanya Moiseiwitsch's famous Festival...