| Nov 18, 2012
Norma Shearer's silk sheets sat for years in a Los Angeles garage, with no one to admire the embroidered monogram: NST, for Norma Shearer Thalberg.
The starlet's Louis Vuitton steamer trunks waited in vain to voyage. One was dedicated solely to...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:20 AM
I'm a big fan of juicing, so I recently checked out Ritual Juice Box at The Camp, which opened a couple of weeks ago.
Ritual Juice Box originated as an online juicing cleanse business, Ritual Wellness, started by Lori C. Kenyon and Marra O. St. Clair....
| Nov 28, 2012
| 9:22 PM
Looking dapper with his slicked-back hair and gray vest, Sawyer Stahl was all the part of George Bailey, the well-meaning banker of Bedford Falls whose frustrations nearly end him before he realizes that his is a wonderful life indeed.
But while some...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:36 AM
When Madeleine Barker's fellow cast members handed her the Oscar in the Claire Trevor Theatre, she felt excited for herself and a little sad for Judy Garland.
Barker, who plays Garland in UC Irvine's upcoming musical "Tinseltown Christmas," had been...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Some have gotten a head start in non-league games, but Tuesday is opening night in Peninsula District basketball. There are a couple of interesting games to follow.
(game times approximately 7:15 p.m.)
Heritage at Hampton. The Crabbers have...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 1:17 PM
The best chance to get the U.S. Senate to do its job is not to withhold pay (although withholding campaign contributions might have done the trick) but to reform the Senate rules so that filibusters aren't used so routinely to gum up the works. Majority...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Gene Allen's home on the Balboa Peninsula offers so much to delight the eye that it's easy to hide a small object inside it.
Even an Academy Award.
The longtime Newport Beach resident, who lives in a condo overlooking the Rhine Channel, doesn't make...
| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards are the biggest fashion runway on the planet. When Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and other stars step out onto the red carpet Sunday, they will be primed to talk as much about what and who they are wearing as about...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Hollywood makes movies, of course, but just as important — or maybe more so — it makes stars. But as Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr argues in “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” the manufacture and maintenance of...
| Mar 3, 2013
Jeanine Basinger has been happily married for 45 years, so she knows a lot about how to make a marriage work. Basinger, the founder and director of the Film Studies Department at Wesleyan University in Middletown, also knows a lot about marriage movies,...
| May 2, 2011
Maddie, who is ten, ducked into the room where I was watching the Osama bin Laden updates on TV. She was curious. “There's a lot of blood in those pictures,” she said. Instinctively, I just sort of tossed out the life lesson I learned...