| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:41 PM
After a quarter-century on Cold Spring Lane, Video Americain, for years Baltimore’s best video store and a rare survivor, will be shutting its doors for good today.
Owners Barry and Annie Solan have spent the past three months selling off their...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:30 AM
In a slum where soccer balls skitter and poverty is deep, coaxing voices lead young men and boys to terror. Talk of God turns to incantations on holy war and the youths, who have been promised martyrdom and paradise, slip on backpacks of crude...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum, and the Eastbluff Village, Crystal Cove and Bayside shopping centers, have announced the openings of multiple new businesses.
Each of the centers is owned and operated by the Newport Beach-based Irvine Co.
Some of the...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:38 AM
A personal list, for sharing. You won't find the movies "It's a Wonderful Life" or "A Christmas Story," neither of which I've ever been able to sit through, on this short list. The first I find hopelessly saccharine. As for the second, though as a boy I...
| Jul 3, 2013
The new Entertainment Weekly has taken on the bravura task of naming the all-time top 100 movies, TV shows, albums novels, plays (top 50 only), and musicals (top 10 only) of all time. To my mind, each list is infected......
| May 30, 2011
| 5:52 PM
In keeping with its "Year of the Piano" programming, the Pacific Symphony will play host to pianist Conrad Tao this week.
The 16-year-old Chinese American musician, whose skills have brought him performing alongside orchestras worldwide, is scheduled...
| Jun 3, 2011
Pauline Betz Addie
1940s tennis champion in Hall of Fame
Pauline Betz Addie, 91, a champion tennis player who won Wimbledon in 1946 without dropping a set during the entire tournament, died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility in Potomac, Md., the...
| Dec 4, 2011
100 Years Ago
Rolling out the welcome mat
In the Times social column:
"Mr. Henry J. Bender has returned to his home on Rolling Road after visiting friends in New York City. Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Davis have returned to their home on Rolling Road after...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 5:14 PM
In the past two episodes of "Torchwood: Miracle Day," Rhys Williams has gone from stay-at-home dad to an unofficial Torchwood team member. That suits Kai Owen, who has played the worrying husband of alien fighter Gwen Cooper since the series began, just...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Several TV networks will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, with news specials, live coverage from Ground Zero, films and special episodes of scripted series. Many of those specials begin this week, and I've tried...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 9:19 PM
David Sills, the former presiding justice of the 4th District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana who also served as mayor of Irvine, has died.
Sills succumbed to cancer last week. He was 73.
"Presiding Justice Sills led a remarkable life," Chief Justice...