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  • Check It Out: Ghosts, vampires, werewolves and zombies

    Late October brings many strange creatures to the library, just in time for Halloween. Popular culture is once again infatuated — smitten, even — with dark characters suffering from vampiric curses, terribly monstrous afflictions and other ghastly conditions. Currently at the Newport Beach Central Library, we have an interesting cast of characters fighting it out on display: ghosts, vampires, werewolves and zombies!
  • Review: 'Dropped Names' by Frank Langella dishes on fellow actors

    Review: 'Dropped Names' by Frank Langella dishes on fellow actors
    Dropped Names Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them Frank Langella Harper: 356 pp., $25.99 Frank Langella's "Dropped Names" is a different kind of memoir. Rather than recapping his life story, the veteran stage and screen actor offers a series of...

    Movie review: 'Making the Boys'

    Movie review: 'Making the Boys'
    It may be hard for those who grew up watching "Will & Grace" to imagine the shock and excitement when Mart Crowley's "The Boys in the Band" caught fire off-Broadway in 1968, becoming one of the most discussed, derided and defended dramas of its era. A...

    Edie Wasserman dies at 95; Hollywood philanthropist and wife of studio chief

    Edie Wasserman dies at 95; Hollywood philanthropist and wife of studio chief
    Edie Wasserman, who was the widow of Hollywood powerhouse Lew Wasserman and who was known as a tireless benefactor for charitable causes, especially the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. She was 95. Wasserman died Thursday in Beverly Hills of...

    Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79; legendary actress

    Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79; legendary actress
    Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79. Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor...