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  • The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
  • Riveting 'Emperor' gets some dry revisions ★★

    Riveting 'Emperor' gets some dry revisions ★★
    "I don't need a history lesson, Your Excellency," the true-blue American general tells Emperor Hirohito's ex-prime minister when he lectures his inquisitor about the bloody imperialist actions of Great Britain and America, along with Japan, in the new...
  • Easter 2013 TV programming

     
    Easter 2013 is Sunday, March 31. Here are some of the notable new and returning shows, specials and movies airing over the next week to help you and your family enjoy the Easter 2013 season, if you celebrate. All times are Eastern; programming is...
  • So much to see and do in London

    So much to see and do in London
    LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose. Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum. The museum never happened. That...
  • James Franco, Anne Hathaway give Oscars a youthful edge

    What makes for an Oscar host? The responses are as varied as the hosts themselves have been, and this year, there would appear to be a new answer: youth. Past nominee Anne Hathaway ("Rachel Getting Married") and James Franco -- also a best actor...
  • On Theater: 'Private Lives' closes the Barnicle era

    When Noel Coward's "Private Lives" takes the stage of the Laguna Playhouse next weekend, it'll mark the end of an era — a 20-year era for its director, Andrew Barnicle. Barnicle signed on back in 1991 as the artistic director of the playhouse and...
  • Briefly In Education

    Music Boosters host fundraiser Laguna Beach Music Boosters is hosting its 17th annual fundraiser at the Artist's Theatre at Laguna Beach High School on April 9. The jazz event supports the instrumental music departments at Laguna Beach High and Thurston...
  • On Theater: Spurned lovers ignite playhouse

    On Theater: Spurned lovers ignite playhouse
    Noel Coward's "Private Lives," written in 1930, is a decade younger than the Laguna Playhouse, at which this classic comedy is being joyously revived with its verbal barbs flying as fast as the props the actors hurl at one another. Coward defined...
  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...
  • PASSINGS: Edward Hardwicke, Doug MacKenzie, Mildred Robbins Leet

    PASSINGS: Edward Hardwicke, Doug MacKenzie, Mildred Robbins Leet
    Edward Hardwicke Actor played Watson on Holmes series Edward Hardwicke, 78, who played Dr. John Watson opposite Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes on television in the 1980s and '90s, died of cancer Monday at a hospice in southern England, the Conway van...
  • Oscar nominations a blast from the past

    Oscar nominations a blast from the past
    John Osborne wrote the key post-World War II British drama "Look Back in Anger," later filmed in 1959. By contrast there’s very little anger in all the look-backs among this year’s Academy Award nominations. Oscar's unofficial slogan in...