| Dec 18, 2010
Don Van Vliet, a maverick musician who emerged from the Southern California desert with the name Captain Beefheart and a singular and influential form of avant-garde rock in the 1960s, died Friday. He was 69.
Van Vliet, who retreated to a reclusive...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 12:23 PM
Comics and pop culture aficionados will soon descend on San Diego in droves for the Comic-Con International, an annual convention that's long been an economic boon for the city but may move elsewhere in a few years.
About 125,000 people annually attend...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 1:31 PM
More panels and screenings of our television shows movies fill Saturday's Comic-Con schedule, including the Simpsons, Fringe, Supernatural, the Vampire Diaries and the others.
Here is a list of the highlighted events.
11:00am - 11:45am Family Guy -...
| 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...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 11:34 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Dozens of Hollywood A-listers will be heading south next week to take part in Comic-Con 2011, the event's organizers say.
"Comic-Con is the epicenter really for all things cool in pop culture," said Comic-Con spokesman David Glanzer said....
| Oct 10, 2011
| 6:20 AM
FOX has renewed THE SIMPSONS, the longest-running comedy in television history, for an incredible 24th and 25th season, bringing the series total to an astonishing 559 episodes. THE SIMPSONS airs Sundays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
In the words of...
| May 27, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Late on a Friday afternoon, the worst time of the week for a book signing, cartoonist Ivan Brunetti sat behind the counter at Chicago Comics in Lakeview and waited for fans. He waited and sighed. A line would form, fade away, form, fade. Some customers...
| Jul 28, 2011
Polly Platt, the Oscar-nominated production designer of such films as "The Last Picture Show" and "Terms of Endearment" and producer of "Broadcast News" and "Say Anything," has died. She was 72.
Platt died Wednesday of Lou Gehrig's disease at her home in...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:58 PM
On Sunday, Feb. 19, "The Simpsons" marks an extraordinary feat -- its 500th episode.
The characters, which began as droopier versions in 20-second cartoons on "The Tracey Ullman Show," have evolved, as creator Matt Groening and star Dan Castellaneta...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 2:50 AM
LOS ANGELES — WikiLeaks comes to Springfield as Julian Assange joins the cast of “The Simpsons” for their milestone 500th episode Sunday, which finds America’s famous animated family being banished from their hometown.