| Jul 25, 2009
The fans knew The Simpsons was more important than pesky political events or major disasters -- and now the Guinness Book of World Records agrees. At Comic-Con, Matt Groening was surprised by an award from that other record book ("I'm not from the Duff...
| Dec 24, 2009
As the long-running FOX animated sitcom The Simpsons celebrates their double-decade anniversary, the show's main character is getting an endorsement from perhaps the unlikeliest of places: The Vatican.
The Vatican's newspaper L'Osservatore recently...
| Jun 25, 2009
| 12:35 PM
Jack Bauer is coming to Comic-Con -- and he's bringing Starbuck with him.
The stars of "24" -- including Kiefer Sutherland and new cast member Katee Sackhoff, late of "Battlestar Galactica" -- will be part of a panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday,...
| Aug 9, 2009
So you've just dipped into one of Sergio Aragonés' cartoons. Relax. Make yourself at home. The artist would like you to feel perfectly at ease in the miniature cosmos he has created, which, you may have observed, is as spatially balanced and packed with...
| Aug 17, 2009
| 1:11 PM
There's more fun in Springfield in this set from creator Matt Groening's long-running animated Fox series.
The season started in 2000 with the traditional "Treehouse of Horror" episode, and as it progressed, it involved quite a cast of guest voices: Drew...
| Apr 8, 2009
After a few bites of curry, the tall, curly-haired guy reaches for his water glass frantically. He'd heard about Jitlada from chef friends and he can't believe he waited so long to come, I hear him say, as he takes another long swig of water. Minutes...
| Apr 8, 2009
5233 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 663-3104; www.jitlada.localthaifood.com.
Lively restaurant where Thais and local hipsters convene for the homey, southern Thai cooking of Suthiporn "Tui" Sungkamee and his...
| Nov 19, 2010
"I try to control it … try to focus in on the good things … waking up with Sarah on a clear, beautiful day … walking with her through Chinatown, the sky impossibly bright and blue. Everything bright and clean and new … but my...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 3:41 PM
In the early 1980s, comics were as much a part of Los Angeles alternative culture scene as independent film and punk rock. That's gone now, but here, comics historian Ben Schwartz takes a look back.
None of them knew each other. They saw one another's...
| Aug 14, 2010
| 6:18 PM
Were you aware that the Newport Beach Public Library stocks video games and graphic novels? Always popular with teens, these formats have proven extremely popular among adults as well.
The library's video games collection is available in several...
| Feb 26, 2009
Welcome to the department of "D'Oh": Fox has finally officially said "The Simpsons" will go through seasons 21 and 22. The network/studio had already signed the cast for four years, which would take the classic through 23 and into......