| 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...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Corey Elkins scored twice as the Norfolk Admirals opened their 2012-13 preseason schedule with a 3-0 win over the Charlotte Checkers on Saturday night at Scope.
Kyle Palmieri added a goal and an assist in the victory, which was the first game played for...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Madonna Clare Staley Pashia
Donna was born on the family farm near Charter Oak, Iowa December 4, 1925 to Francis Anthony and Catharine Ellen Gaughan Staley. She was raised on farms near Charter Oak and Ute, Iowa, attending rural neighborhood schools....
| Oct 13, 2012
| 7:00 AM
After his first three moves on Monday, Max Totten, Palm Crest Elementary School’s top chess player, was sure he had vanquished his opponent.
“I thought I was winning,” the fifth-grader said. “Then she came up with a checkmate.&...