| Nov 10, 2011
At least 90 percent of the stuff we use in South Florida comes through Port Everglages, handled by hardworking mariners. Such workers are increasingly under attack by the seagoing criminals known as pirates.
It's a scourge that many groups, including...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:44 PM
You've seen Errol Flynn's "Robin Hood," Frank Sinatra's "Robin and the Seven Hoods" and Mel Brooks' "Robin Hood: Men in Tights."
More novels, plays and movies have been written about Robin Hood than just about any other historical figure. Yet in this...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 5:52 PM
In August 2001, Dick Butkus was approached with a deal.
If he would record a radio advertisement, he would be given an EBCT heart scan. The scan normally would have cost about $15,000 and insurance didn't cover it.
"What the hell," Butkus said. "I hadn'...
| Jun 17, 2012
To the casual passerby, there's nothing remarkable about the 120,000-square-foot former printing plant fronting a sun-baked stretch of Vanowen Street in North Hollywood. There's nothing to indicate that, just beyond the double doors, gangsters are earning...
| Oct 10, 2012
Turhan Bey, 90, an actor whose exotic good looks earned him the nickname of "Turkish Delight" in films with Errol Flynn and Katharine Hepburn before he left Hollywood for a quieter life in Vienna, died Sept. 30 in the Austrian capital after a long...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 9:23 PM
Orange County residents have the chance to see one of America's classic car designs on display through Aug. 5 at the Lyon Air Museum.
The museum — at 19300 Ike Jones Road in Santa Ana, on the west side of John Wayne Airport bordering of Costa...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 1:34 PM
I'm a codger and I know it.
As my sainted father used to advise, when it comes to age-related stuff, you can't fool Mother Nature. And Mama Naturale has me pegged.
I'm absolutely primeval by the standards I employed when I reached the age of...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment.
Confession: In middle school, my friend...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:28 PM
In the fall, I taught English 366: The Essay at Lake Forest College, a writing workshop devoted to the study of the essay as a unique genre. We were not midway through the first class meeting when a student asked me what the difference was between the...
| May 5, 2011
A bit of news out of Cannes from Screen Daily — Brendan Fraser will go where Errol Flynn went before, picking up the bow as Swiss folk hero “William Tell” in a family 3D film that Arclight is producing. You know the tale, the patriot...
| May 6, 2011
In the wake of royal wedding, I received a suggestion for a movie list of the Best Movies About Royalty. This will be one of two blog posts from me today, so be sure to stop back for my latest......