| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to make a closed coffee shop used in the movie "The Big Lebowski" a historic-cultural landmark.
Councilman Paul Koretz said Johnie's, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, is one of the most notable...
| Dec 16, 2013
Asked to choose if great songwriting or great performance ability is more important for a musician, "Inside Llewyn Davis" star Oscar Isaac hesitates, wavers, then decides.
"I'd say definitely songwriting. Because if you perform a [bleepy] song, then just...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Midchella madness was in full swing Wednesday night as Treats magazine simultaneously celebrated cover subject Dylan Penn (who wasn't actually there) and the completion of Jim Goldstein's long-gestating (and not yet actually finished) nightclub on a...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Jeff Bridges, forever the Dude to many people, is scheduled to perform at this year's Lebowski Fest L.A.
Bridges and his country-rock band, the Abiders, will play before a screening of the Coen brothers' cult classic "The Big Lebowski" on April 25 at...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:11 AM
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" is a crazy roller-coaster ride of a movie with the promise of future cult status.
The story masquerades as a parody of Eastern European culture and manners between the two world wars. But Wes Anderson's mile-a-minute plot...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Dinner and a movie.
Yes, I realize it represents a profound failure of imagination, but this was the date I had proposed to my wife for Valentine's Day next week. But sometimes life's obligations (not to mention two kids) limit your options for an...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 9:39 PM
NEW YORK -- Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the leading actors of his generation and winner of an Academy Award for his title role in the film "Capote," was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday in what a New York police source described as an...
| Sep 18, 2012
It's startling to observe the changes you go through when you move to another country — changes in the way you interact with women and men. Even the way you dress.
I started to think about acculturation after I moved from Germany to Southern...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 11:18 PM
Easter Seals Fundraiser
Easter Seals Southern California Disability Services invites the public to its 11th annual "Walk With Me" fundraiser. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. RSVP by...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 8:34 PM
The city of Costa Mesa will hold a free brown-bag workshop on housing options for the homeless, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Police Department Emergency Operations Center, 99 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.
| Sep 9, 2011
| 9:12 PM
O.C. Japan Fair
Street festival showcasing Japanese culture, including Anime, will take place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the O.C. Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Adult admission is $5 and $3 for children ages 3 to 13. Children...