| May 5, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Andrew High School's winter percussion ensemble brought home a gold medal this spring after three consecutive silver medal finishes in the Winter Guard International world championships,.
The team competed at the event in Dayton, Ohio, from April 9-11,...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Do not underestimate the intensity of a high school senior at the end of the athletic season, trying to extend his or her prep career as long as possible.
For Corona del Mar High senior Karsten Sigband, the end of the girls' soccer season means just a...
| Feb 21, 2013
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In the imaginary, low-budget moviemaking handbook, there are 10 chapters on stories about money-starved small towns and resourceful kids forced to confront their positions without a reliable parent for support.
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Author Stephen King and his wife, Tabitha, have pledged to donate $3 million to their library in Bangor, Maine.
The pledge is contingent upon the library raising $6 million from other sources. Let's hope there are other willing donors in the region --...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:59 PM
From the land that gave the cinema world Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman comes a plan for pressuring filmmakers to correct decades of gender stereotyping and sexism.
Four independent Swedish cinemas, in collaboration with the state-funded Swedish Film...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Veteran TV director Michael Pressman got a surprising response when he asked students in his film directing class to describe their dream jobs.
“Your job,” he said they told him recently. “We want to be the director in charge of a TV...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler pushed a novel solution Monday for closing what he called the "revolving door" of ex-offenders returning to prisons.
Give inmates tablet computers.
As Gansler envisions it, the proposal would help offenders...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
On a balmy midsummer evening at Griffith Park, a game of TV cops and mobsters is afoot.
Guns are holstered, trench coats are cinched and bruises are being smudged onto actors. And then, in mock dramatic fashion, Frank Darabont steps out of the shadows...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Frank Darabont, whose last stab at television brought forth AMC's "The Walking Dead," from which he later departed under still-murky circumstances, has created a new series, "Mob City," for TNT. It is also, in its way, about the living dead, reviving as...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:29 AM
It's difficult to tell who should be more excited NBC officially picked up “Chicago Fire” for a second season Friday: The cast and crew of the firefighter drama or the Illinois Film Office.
The good news allows the Dick Wolf-produced show to...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Prolific character actor James Whitmore appeared in countless films ("The Asphalt Jungle," "The Shawshank Redemption") and TV series ("The Twilight Zone") in his six -decade career, earning Oscar nominations for 1949's "Battleground" and 1975's "Give...