| Jul 16, 2012
RIP Donald Sobol, author of the Encyclopedia Brown series....
| Mar 22, 2011
Gayle Anderson was live in downtown Los Angeles with a preview of the wild, wacky and very fast Red Bull Soapbox Race returning to Downtown Los Angeles May 21st, 2011. Last seen in Los Angeles in 2009, the event drew a crowd of more than 110,000 to the...
| 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...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 3:30 PM
If you purchased a cassette tape with your allowance, you probably remember a time when the phrase “gone viral” wasn’t synonymous with Internet sensation.
In 2011, the phrase has become so embedded in our vocabulary that it is...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 5:18 PM
Top 10 Commercials of 2011
1. Volkswagen: The Force
Broadcast during Super Bowl XLV, this advertisement for Volkswagen tapped into the heart of everyone who has shut their eyes tight, channeled Luke Skywalker, and tried to “use the...
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 8:39 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, N.J., on this date in 1961. This birthday guy made his mark in television as Tony on the hit drama "The Sopranos" a role that has garnered him three Emmys and a Golden Globe. He has appeared in...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 12:54 PM
The Los Angeles Philharmonic will open its new season with a program that will focus on ballet and modern dance. The gala concert, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, is set for Sept. 27 at Walt Disney Concert Hall and is being organized in partnership with...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 11:21 AM
British playwright Polly Stenham is still in her mid-20s, but she has received the kind of attention from the London theater power brokers — commissions, awards and lavish praise — that most emerging playwrights in the cash-poor world of...