| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
OXENFORD, Australia — Angelina Jolie was ready to step behind the cameras again. Her directing debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," hadn't been a box-office or critical hit, but making the 2011 Bosnian war drama had fueled her desire to become a...
| May 15, 2011
The popularity of the movie "Water for Elephants" provides an excuse for this parade of powerful pachyderm facts:
1. African and Asian elephants are different species. The African savanna elephant is taller and heavier, has bigger ears and a concave...
| May 28, 2011
| 6:45 PM
"What happened to the big yellow sign?" people ask when they visit the library in Lions Park. "Does that mean you don't do the passport acceptance service anymore?"
The passport service is still offered at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library, 1855...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 7:17 AM
"The Vampire Diaries" compelled Teen Choice 2011 voters, winning five surf boards during Sunday's ceremonies broadcast by Fox.
The series won choice fantasy/sci-fi TV show, while stars Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder were named choice fantasy/sci-fi...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Our book club began in 2001 with five original members. We have grown to 14. Most of us have been educators at some point in our lives, teaching everything from preschool to college.
Laura Caldwell, author of "Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 9:32 AM
About once a month, members of the Michalski family discuss by phone our monthly book. Three generations of the family take part. Members call in from California to Texas to Chicago.
Biggest obstacle: Coordinating time zones to make sure that the...
| Aug 24, 2011
(CNNGo) -- Such is the evolution of in-flight entertainment that travelers can now fulfill their own needs on flights. One-flick-suits-all journeys are relics of the past.
But what exactly is that person watching next to you? And why are they getting...
| Apr 15, 2012
Throughout his 40-plus-year career, actor Michael Douglas personified the modern male in film, as a sensitive youth rebelling against authority, as a middle-aged man grappling with problems of marriage, career and changing times, and as an older adult,...
| Jan 6, 2012
Trips for 2012
Members of the Annapolis Senior Activity Center can stop by the Trip Desk for a preview of 2012 trips and make reservations and deposits. Trips include "Journey of Hope" in Gettysburg, Pa., and a visit to Washington to see the cherry...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 9:18 AM
He steals the show on the red carpet, his co-stars regard him as a solid actor, and his director believes he is an essential character in "The Artist."
But Uggie, the playful, loyal Jack Russell terrier who stars in the silent movie, was left out in...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 11:32 AM
A circus provides the setting for this slow-paced but well-acted adaptation of Sara Gruen's best-seller, casting "Twilight" fan favorite Robert Pattinson as a Depression-era veterinary student who goes AWOL after his parents die.
He hooks up with a...