| Jan 12, 2015
| 8:37 AM
A statuesque young man with family troubles. An abusive pimp with diabolical facial hair. And a lithe young vampire who wears a chador and rides a skateboard. All of these were set to a Sergio Leone-ish soundtrack, filmed in lush black-and-white...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 4:02 PM
Harrison-Morton Middle School eighth-grader Claudia Rabih produced a science fair project last spring that took first place in regional competition and second place at states.
Allen High School senior Keion White was among the Allentown School...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 3:45 PM
In Hollywood's seemingly endless quest to use the found-footage gimmick to resuscitate any subgenre, we have the new time-travel movie "Project Almanac."
The film self-consciously name-drops "Looper," although it probably has more in common with the...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 10:00 AM
"Return to Oz: Costuming the Big Adventures of 1985," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' new screening series at LACMA's Bing Theater, features the work of such designers as Richard La Motte ("The Goonies"), Aggie Guerard Rodgers ("Pee-wee's...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:30 AM
The Hollywood Bowl is going especially big — and broad — this summer.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic is expected to announce a 2015 lineup that is particularly diverse, in keeping with the Bowl's longtime philosophy of offering a...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 7:52 AM
On a serene summer evening, Deborah Borda, chief executive of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, settled into her box seat at the Hollywood Bowl. As the musicians took the stage, a woman yelled in Borda's direction: "We can't keep doing Mahler if we want to...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As we read about the many places around the world where citizens have little or no choice in selecting leaders, we should be thankful that we have the opportunity to vote for candidates to our many levels of government — from school boards to...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:14 PM
In "Back to the Future Part II," the popular science fiction comedy of 1989, Doc Brown, the verbose inventor played by Christopher Lloyd, and Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, travel forward in time to try to keep Marty's future son from going to...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:48 AM
One year from today will be Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, the date to which Doc Brown flew Marty McFly 30 years into the space-time continuum with the help of their flux-capacitor-powered DeLorean time machine in "Back to the Future." Yet we're still...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Whoa, that’s heavy, doc.
A California couple is trying to make the hoverboard, a floating skateboard made popular in the “Back to the Future” films, a reality. Science might not necessarily be on their side, though.
| Oct 21, 2014
Crazy to think for those of us who are old enough to have seen "Back to the Future" in its original run, but we've nearly reached that famed "future" date when Doc Brown flew Marty McFly 30 years into the......