| Mar 22, 2009
The early years, before he was old enough to understand the extent of the destruction unfurling around him -- these are the ones Ulrich Ditzen likes to remember. He was just a kid at the time, no more than 4 or 5, and his family lived in a farmhouse in...
| Mar 26, 2009
Could Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz be a couple?
The stars are circling a new romantic comedy that would pair Cruise's mysterious, handsome stranger (natch) with unlucky-in-love Diaz, according to Variety.
Height difference be damned, Cruise and Diaz were...
| Mar 29, 2009
Patrick White, the first great novelist to come out of Australia, was born in 1912, won the Nobel Prize in 1973, died in 1990 and his work promptly dropped from fashion. His style of narrative-driven psychological modernism seemed outmoded, perhaps,...
| Mar 30, 2009
In America, comic books have often presented a conservative political message. From the combat missions of World War II GIs to the vigilantism of "The Dark Knight," even anti-heroes have generally fought to preserve the established order. There have...
| Apr 24, 2011
I'm on the city's surface streets, heading from downtown to Hollywood. Only a few cars share the road. I don't bother to pull onto the 101. Because it's not there.
No, this isn't 3 a.m., or the apocalypse. It's L.A. Noire, the latest interactive world...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 3:02 PM
Some other morsels from Thursday's ACC spring football coaches teleconference.
* Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer on presumptive tailback David Wilson: "I think he's better than ever. He had only about eight plays in our last scrimmage, not the one...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 5:32 PM
Where have all the honeybees gone?
Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, vanishing from their hives and the cause is still being debated by scientists.
Did you know that a bee can pollinate 100,000 flowers a day, but who is...
| Dec 5, 2010
Hostels can be boring, cheap, safe places to stay for a night. Of course, in Eli Roth's "Hostel" horror flicks, they can lead to torture and malice. This list leaps beyond the bare white walls and hard mattresses, while stopping short of chainsaws and...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 10:43 AM
Singer Pat Boone has purchased a second home on the residential ocean liner the Utopia.
Expected to launch in 2013, the ship will circumnavigate the globe and stop at locales with sporting and cultural events such as the Cannes Film Festival in France,...
| Dec 31, 2010
You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on...
| Sep 12, 2010
Actress Eva Mendes, clad in lavender Dior, lingered after the ribbon-snipping ceremony at the newly renovated Christian Dior boutique in South Coast Plaza, chatting with guests at the cocktail reception Sept. 1 about, among other things, her admiration...