| Aug 14, 2011
| 10:00 PM
In many ways, Asian-Americans have done remarkably well in achieving the American dream of going to college, working at a good job and earning a nice living.
Take Tuyet Le, who came to the United States as a Vietnamese refugee when she was 3 years...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 1:41 PM
We all know that many bullies get their start in the sandbox, not the boardroom, and that their youngest victims can nurture the resulting hurt for a lifetime. No surprise, then, that next week, "Sesame Street's" Big Bird and Elmo--who despite their...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 1:10 PM
A small commercial show from MadKap Productions is slated to make its Midwest premiere in January at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Entitled "Clutter: The True Story of the Collyer Brothers Who Never Threw Anything Out," the play...
| Nov 4, 2011
Bad notes, old song in 'Janie Jones'
In "Janie Jones," the guitar-slinging pre-teen girl with the long black hair is 15-year-old Abigail Breslin, a little tougher-looking since her "Little Miss Sunshine" debut but sporting the same appealing mixture of...
| Nov 4, 2011
Punk rock dads open up
In the documentary "The Other F Word" the word implied in the title is fatherhood; the film takes a look at the seemingly contradictory transition into middle age for men who are in a working rock band and also trying to settle...
| Nov 4, 2011
'Silenced' is harrowing
A recent hit in Korea, "Silenced" ("Dogani") is based on a true story in which administrators at a school for deaf children received extremely light penalties for sexually abusing their young charges.
In the film, a teacher (Gong...
| Nov 13, 2011
When Kevin Clash was a boy in Baltimore County, he'd watch TV mere inches from the screen and wish he could walk right into "Sesame Street."
It didn't take him long to get there. At 15, the kid from Turners Station became the regular puppeteer on a...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 10:28 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — When Effy Sanchez's children were growing up, she didn't speak English well enough to read to them.
Instead, she watched her husband introduce them to the world of Dr. Seuss.
As the Costa Mesa resident's English improved, she...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 9:30 PM
Manhattan's fictitious Avenue Q might be a rundown thoroughfare but Theatre Downtown's production of the Broadway musical "Avenue Q" is top-notch all the way from A to Z and back again.
It's the first locally produced production of Tony-winning "Avenue...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• Thank God you live in America:...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 6:30 AM
At the northwestern tip of Brooklyn, in a rambling space that once must have manufactured something, a gorgeous stage awaits a holiday celebration. White fairy lights dot black curtains, making for a twinkly, festive feel.
White trees, potted white...