| Jun 19, 2011
| 6:00 AM
Myles B. Hoenig's "Stop scapegoating teachers" (June 16) acknowledges the failed state of the public education system but failed to offer any solutions to the problem other than to say that blaming teachers isn't one of them.
What do we know? First, we...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:20 AM
Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and other superheroes have flown across so many movie screens in recent years that it's enough to give an air traffic controller a headache. The latest such do-gooder, "Green Lantern," does not even fly as high as a...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 11:10 PM
As patrons sipped their chilled martinis — shaken, not stirred — fortunes of funny money were won and lost.
Red or black, odd or even, all was good fun at the roulette tables set up Thursday night for the Pacific Symphony's "The Music of...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 9:58 AM
Brandon Routh first made a name for himself as a character from the comic pages in "Superman Returns," and he tackles another such role in this seriocomic thriller about a sleuth who counts the undead among his clients.
Thus, he must use special...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:41 PM
The latest superhero film is "Green Lantern." Played by Ryan Reynolds, the hero draws his powers from a glowing green ring. Ancient guardians of the universe choose him to replace his dying predecessor. He becomes much more of a space cowboy on...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 5:25 PM
The Pointe has been a Burbank landmark for all the wrong reasons — a gleaming 14-story blue glass structure finished in 2009 that has been nearly empty since it opened.
But that’s about to change, with comic book superhero factory D.C....
| Jul 9, 2011
| 7:49 PM
He was Orlando's shepherd during its most remarkable period of growth. With hard work and a sense of humor, he helped turn a small town into a big city, before retiring as its longest-serving mayor.
Carl Langford, whose quirky personality and penchant...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 5:34 AM
Reporting from Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey--
Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., has a long and winding roller coaster history that's filled with as many twists and turns as the amusement park's many record-breaking rides....
| Jul 6, 2011
| 3:46 PM
A police officer who died after being struck by lightning helping Joplin tornado rescue efforts is now a member of the Joplin Wall of Honor. On Wednesday, Jefferson “Jeff” Taylor’s family accepted a medal of honor on his behalf at a...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 4:45 AM
1. Sum up Artscape? That’s one of the best things about it — you can’t. Especially since this is the free arts festival blowout’s 30th year (celebrating everything 1980s, which we assume you love).
And, of course, there’s...
| Jul 22, 2011
Note to movie location scouts: La Grange Park offers the perennially Normal Rockwell-ish streetscapes you want for movies set in the 20th century.
Its dog-walking, baseball-playing, flag-waving residents would make congenial extras as they come and go...