| Oct 13, 2013
| 12:29 PM
NEW YORK — Over a two-decade directing career, Spike Jonze has often been about the big hook, visually and conceptually. In his videos and films, he's offered up plenty of ideas, and made them look sharp to boot. But could he square all that with...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Here’s one scene you won’t be seeing in “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” when it hits theaters Friday.
Rendered unrecognizable in heavy prosthetic makeup as his libidinous 86-year-old grandfather character, “Jackass”...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Deep in post-production on his weird but wonderful sci-fi romance "Her" this past March, Spike Jonze made the difficult decision to — as the old editing edict goes — kill one of his darlings.
The nuanced vocal performance turned in by...
| Jun 7, 2013
During a 2003 "Fresh Air" interview with NPR's Terry Gross, Maurice Sendak, the much-praised children's book artist responsible for "Where the Wild Things Are," admitted that he never created picture books with children in mind. "I've convinced myself...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Spike Jonze has a knack for disturbing our peace, and his new film "Her" does that with a vengeance.
A different and daring futuristic tale starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, "Her" is a look at the pleasures and perils of new technology...
| Dec 21, 2013
Opening on Christmas day, along with "Grudge Match" and a few other films with which it has nothing in common, writer-director Spike Jonze's "Her" is the most beguiling and imaginative picture of 2013, the one I'd miss the most if it hadn't been made....
| Jun 6, 2013
After an absence of four years, the SouthSide Film Festival is bringing back its children’s film series with more than 60 children’s films, many of which have won awards. The free series includes six rotating blocks of children’s films...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Popular children's author Maurice Sendak (shown here delivering a 2004 commencement speech at Goucher College) was the subject of a hilarious interview on The Colbert Report last night, touching on topics from Newt Gingrich (he wasn't kind) and kids (he...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:12 AM
Okay so even after I have had some times to process what happened at the Daytona 500. I mean seriously, that just happened? Jimmie Johnson really crashed out on lap two? Juan Pablo Montonya really ran into a jet drier that then exploded. And the race...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 6:22 PM
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" was on the big screen, but the big event for Debra Provo was a visit by Michelle Obama.
The first lady addressed a crowd of about 800 before a showing of the latest Harry Potter film at Naval Air Station...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 8:37 PM
Second of two parts.
COSTA MESA — Many nights she sipped tea and listened to other parents complain.
They questioned the academic rigor of Adams Elementary, the school just down the block. Some told rumors of Spanish speakers slowing down...