| Aug 23, 2012
Marvin W. Meyer, an expert on Gnosticism and ancient texts about Jesus outside the New Testament who challenged the traditional portrayal of Judas Iscariot as the ultimate biblical villain, has died. He was 64.
Meyer, whose book "The Gospel of Judas"...
| Nov 14, 2010
The granddaddy of American theme parks changes little from year to year but seems to get better with age.
Among my favorite Disneyland standbys: The Space Mountain indoor roller coaster, the Indiana Jones Adventure dark ride and the venerable Haunted...
| Nov 14, 2010
Don't miss the Toontown roller coaster, somebody said. Don't bother with Toontown, somebody else said. Don't risk the Matterhorn with a first-grader, somebody said. Don't miss the Matterhorn with a first-grader, somebody else said.
"Absolutely," I said....
| Jan 1, 2012
Director Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" starts innocently enough — with Tintin, it always does — at a flea market, where the dauntless boy reporter finds an old model boat. But blistering barnacles! — as his buddy Capt....
| Oct 18, 2010
| 1:06 PM
"Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy"
By Melissa Milgrom
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25, 304 pages
Thank goodness Melissa Milgrom's family lived near Schwendeman's Taxidermy Studio in Milltown, New Jersey. "Everyone knew the queer little shop,”...
| Dec 1, 2010
There are plenty of language land mines to side-step between now and January. ("No, really, Aunt Muriel. It only sounded like I said 'horrendous' when I unwrapped the faux fur pot holders. I actually said 'stupendous!' ")
The last thing you need is a...
| Mar 15, 2011
Is there a better snake-oil salesman in America today than Timothy Ferriss, author of the blockbuster best-seller "The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich?"
I certainly hope not.
In the book, now on self-help best-seller...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 6:45 PM
The Sunny Gang reprise one of their new season staples – taking classic movies and try to relate their lives to it. Similar to last year’s Lethal Weapon remake, the Gang drew inspiration this season from Indiana Jones.
The Gang sneaks into...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 7:04 PM
Were you expecting Bill Compton to have a master plan? To be nice Bill all along and not some crazy vampire religious zealot?
It could have happened that way. But yeah, it didn't. The opposite happened.
When Eric and Sookie track him down in his Massive...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Not even the Sexiest Man Alive could lure moviegoers to the box office this weekend.
On the the slowest weekend at the multiplex thus far this year, "The Words," a new film starring Bradley Cooper -- deemed by People magazine to be the most attractive...