| Nov 8, 2011
| 1:37 PM
PARK CITY, Utah — The stars have gone home. Or, that's what they tell me.
It's the sixth day of 2011's 11-day Sundance Film Festival, and the preening, posing, promoting magazine faces have returned to the Los Angeles smog to troll for their next...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:28 AM
"Live from New York, it's ... " Jimmy Fallon!
That might not seem overly novel, since NBC's Emmy-winning "Late Night" host is Manhattan-based with his talk show every weeknight. But he finds it a very big deal to return to "Saturday Night Live" as a...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Henson Alternative's off-Broadway comedy "Stuffed and Unstrung" isn't the kind of puppet show you might have grown up with.
Part of the Jim Henson Co. — which brought children "Sesame Street" and "The Muppets" — "Stuffed and Unstrung" is a...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 12:15 PM
"Senseless" would be another appropriate word for your "letter of the day" if our community permits the closure of the Ark ("Preschool for homeless children losing its home" July 13). As the only accredited preschool for homeless kids in Baltimore, the...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 7:09 AM
Will the rubber duckie be the best man?
The are-they-or-aren't-they gay jokes about Ernie and Bert have a long history. I think an image of them holding hands was carved by early man in the caves at Lascaux.
But could the two actually get married?...
| 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...
| Feb 9, 2012
August Wilson's "Jitney," set in 1977, focuses on a poor urban neighborhood where "urban renewal" just means demolition and neglect. The plot revolves around a company of unlicensed cabs trying to maintain service for an African-American community ignored...
| Feb 21, 2012
Tatyana Ali appeared on "Sesame Street" when she was 6 and "Star Search" when she was 7, but nothing prepared her for the day when a school bus pulled up as she was walking down the street.
She was 12, a newly minted star of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 1:53 PM
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster X360/$49.99/Oct. 11
The lovable, educational and always entertaining Muppets have been sculpting children into functional adults for decades. Now Kinect owners can team up with their favorite "Sesame Street" friends...
| 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...