| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Since everything Sen. Marco Rubio does must be viewed through the lens of his ambitions for higher office, his shepherding of the recently passed immigration bill — which includes the controversial path to citizenship — is a nuanced strategy....
| Oct 28, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Among the more than 1,000 objects on display in "Stanley Kubrick" -- a massive exhibition devoted to the legendary filmmaker that opens Thursday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art -- the piece that perhaps best captures the director's singular...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
After doing more than 4,000 episodes over the last half-century of his iconic daytime game show "Let's Make a Deal," Monty Hall is finally getting an Emmy Award.
"TV's Big Dealer" is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 40th Daytime...
| May 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The hand is quicker than the eye, according to David Kwong, magic consultant for the upcoming film "Now You See Me" from Summit Entertainment. But that's not the only trick behind how the film's central characters — a gang of four magicians played...
| May 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In Part 2 of our conversation about the intricacies of puzzle creation, Rich Norris, who supplies our daily crossword, and his editor, James Lower, discuss how the games are made.
Q. Rich, the crossword credit line includes names besides yours. What...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 6:36 PM
This Tuesday, the Costa Mesa City Council will revisit the appointment of one planning commissioner and select four new members of the Parks and Recreation Commission.
Based on the council majority's initial appointments a few weeks ago, I think we can...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:02 PM
The Rev. James R. LeVeque, a retired Episcopal priest and mathematics instructor, died of kidney failure Saturday at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Charles Village resident was 81.
Born in Cassopolis, Mich., he attended the Howe Military School in Howe,...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Life on the fringe can be precarious, and this year three small Chicago theater companies with a combined 31 seasons among them decided to call it quits: BackStage Theatre and Caffeine Theatre (both on our best-of compilations in the past) and New Leaf...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:32 AM
I would like to make some corrections/additions to the letter titled, "LeBard changes will benefit community" in the Nov. 6 Forum section of the HB Independent.
Most of the surrounding community does not consider this project to be beneficial. This is...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:15 AM
"Long Way Go Down"
Set in a dusty Arizona town not far from the Mexican border, "Long Way Go Down" (from Jackalope Theatre at the Viaduct) unfolds much like a human chess game. Strategy is all-important, and the traps are many.
A long-haul truck...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Deb Tillett has been around the world, pursuing a career in technology that started a few decades ago in the suburbs of Baltimore. She learned the ropes of the video game world while working at one of the local companies — MicroProse — that...