| Oct 13, 2010
| 11:29 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: In 1631, the British, to prevent occupation of the area by Dutch settlers, granted a deed to several Englishmen, including Viscount Saye and Lord Brooke. Their combined names were given to the locality in 1636, the oldest English town...
| Oct 27, 2010
A star turn performance and exquisite production values make "Tea at Five" a sure-fire hit at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank.
Stephanie Zimbalist, known for her 94-episode run as Laura Holt on the "Remington Steele" television series, brings to life...
| Dec 9, 2007
Some Christian activists are boycotting the new film "The Golden Compass," calling it a stealth campaign to lure children to atheism. And a recent papal encyclical blamed atheists for some of history's "greatest forms of cruelty." Here are some facts...
| Jun 24, 2010
If you're on a quest for the holy grail of noodles, then go to the newly opened Beijing Restaurant, a homey restaurant on the second floor of one of the classier strip malls in San Gabriel.
FOR THE RECORD:
The Find: A June 24...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 7:39 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Time does fly. It seems only like yesterday when the city of Newport Beach was converting an abandoned church overlooking the harbor into a city-assisted community theater dubbed the Newport Theatre Arts Center.
That was in 1980,...
| Feb 4, 2010
Iconoclastic filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, hot off earning Oscar nominations Tuesday for best director and original screenplay for "Inglourious Basterds," will discuss his career with Variety critic Todd McCarthy on Monday at the American Cinematheque's...
| Feb 17, 2010
| 1:19 PM
ORIGINS: Settled in 1633 as a Dutch trading post called House of Hope. Founded in 1635 by a group of settlers from Massachusetts led by the Rev. Thomas Hooker.
NAME: Originally called Newtown, it was named Hartford in 1637 after Hertford, England.
| Feb 24, 2010
Movie memorabilia collector Ira Resnick has had the same dream for years.
"You are walking along and you come to a door of an old movie theater that's being torn down," he relates over the phone from his home in New York City. "The door opens and there...
| Nov 15, 2009
Changing My Mind
The Penguin Press: 306 pp., $26.95
Reviewing Zadie Smith's 2001 debut, "White Teeth," the critic James Wood lumped the blazing hot young British writer with no less than Salman Rushdie, David Foster...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 12:57 PM
The man who wrote and sang the most recorded song in history. Another who created songs people hum while leaving Broadway theaters. The woman whose talk show became TV's most influential.
Paul McCartney, Jerry Herman and Oprah Winfrey join country...
| Jan 6, 2011
We've had Johnny and June in "Walk the Line," Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda's grouchy old-timers in "On Golden Pond" and real-life marrieds Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton bickering their way through "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"