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  • Ray Bradbury dies at 91; author lifted fantasy to literary heights

    Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...
  • Sue Mengers, powerhouse Hollywood agent, dies at 79

     
    Sue Mengers, a veteran talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. At the time of......
  • Ray Bradbury: Author's roots at L.A. high school celebrated

     
    Ray Bradbury was being remembered Wednesday at his alma mater, Los Angeles High School. Bradbury graduated from Los Angeles High more than 70 years ago, but a plaque honoring him still hangs at the entrance to the school library, which......
  • The Bell Curve: Political comedy in Costa Mesa

    Every good comedy team has a straight man and a comic. The straight man is the logical and patient half of the duo; the comic is the jokester who pulls the plug after the straight man sets him up. Abbott was the straight man to Costello, as George Burns...
  • 10 things you might not know about punctuation

    10 things you might not know about punctuation
    First of all, let's explain why the serial comma is important to some people. A blog on economist.com cites an apocryphal example: "I'd like to thank my parents, Ayn Rand and God." Without a comma after "Rand," the writer has a mighty unusual parentage....
  • MLK Day - Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum

    Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum 961 West Alondra Boulevard Compton, CA 90220 (310) 618-1155 www.TAMuseum.org -0- Given that MLK Day is a national day of service, there are plenty of other volunteer and special events throughout the Los Angeles area....
  • Hollywood Super-Agent Sue Mengers Dies

    Hollywood Super-Agent Sue Mengers Dies
    LOS ANGELES -- Sue Mengers, a veteran talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. At the time of her death, Mengers was...
  • Museum wallows in the porcine (we think) glory of Spam

    Museum wallows in the porcine (we think) glory of Spam
    AUSTIN, Minn. — When you've never tasted Spam, there's only one way to prepare for the Spam Museum: Eat Spam. And the places to do that in this town of 25,000 are plenty. Steve's serves Spam pizza. Johnny's Main Event offers a Spam Reuben. Kenny'...
  • 4/3-7/13 Eisemann Center Presents Say Goodnight Gracie

    organization: Eisemann Center Presents Say Goodnight Gracie date: 4/3-7/13 address: 2351 Performance Dr. Richardson, TX 75082 SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE ViewPoint Bank Theatre Comedy Series Wed., Apr. 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm; Thu., Apr. 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm; Fri.,...
  • Los Angeles Comedy Festival begins tonight

    Los Angeles Comedy Festival begins tonight
    Funny doesn't discriminate. At least, that's the philosophy that prompted Lawrin Goulston Salazar and her husband to launch the Los Angeles Comedy Festival last year. The "all-inclusive" biannual event is a sort of comedy smorgasbord featuring improv,...
  • A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

     
    Nov. 7, 1944: Gracie Allen performs her new work, “Concerto for Index Finger.” Some of Charles Laughton’s recordings of the Bible are too hot to handle or at least they're too hot for Decca. Yes, you can find the record on EBay. At least the...