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  • ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Hobbit,’ ‘Hunger Games,’ Batfleck: 2013 in review

     
    2013 was a superb year for fans of genre entertainment. Major comic book heroes celebrated milestone anniversaries, as did “Doctor […]...
  • Reporter's Notebook: Lifeguard reunion delivers simple message: We are family

    Reporter's Notebook: Lifeguard reunion delivers simple message: We are family
    In my first summer as a Newport Beach lifeguard, I would sit silent and wide-eyed, entranced by veteran lifeguards and the stories they would tell. From narratives of heroic rescues at The Wedge to tales from the infamous "summer of '97," an El Nino...
  • Review: 'On Such a Full Sea' by Chang-Rae Lee

    Review: 'On Such a Full Sea' by Chang-Rae Lee
    Chang-rae Lee starts his new novel, "On Such a Full Sea," with the kind of stock beginning that seems disappointingly similar to those of the multivolume behemoths ceaselessly cranked out for the young adult market the past few years. The heart sinks; not...
  • Edward Snowden: Neither a hero nor a traitor

    The debate over whether Edward Snowden should receive leniency from the federal government -- revived by a New Year's Day editorial in The New York Times --  tracks the larger debate over Snowden encapsulated in the question: "Hero or traitor?" In other...
  • 'Lone Survivor' Surges to $35 Million Weekend Prediction With Help From Patriotic Moviegoers

    Tapping into patriotism, Universal's Navy SEALs action film "Lone Survivor" is playing powerfully at the U.S. box office with a projected $33 million to $35 million weekend according to estimates based on Friday showing. Projections have doubled over the...
  • Denied a Medal of Honor, a worthy soldier finds out why decades later

    Denied a Medal of Honor, a worthy soldier finds out why decades later
    Using an ammo crate as a chair and an Army tent as his office, Pfc. John "Mac" MacFarland set up his typewriter and began to write. It was the sweltering summer of 1969, about a month after the fierce battle of Tam Ky in South Vietnam. MacFarland had...
  • ‘Divergent’ director Neil Burger: Tris Prior’s tale is a hero myth

     
    Tris Prior may be arriving on the big screen after Katniss Everdeen of “The Hunger Games,” Clary Fray of “The […]...
  • TCA: 'Gang Related' on Fox brings L.A. grit to life

    TCA: 'Gang Related' on Fox brings L.A. grit to life
    There isn't a gang in Los Angeles that the new Fox crime drama "Gang Related" doesn't explore. Russian, Korean, Latino, African American, white and more are brought to vivid, bloody life over the course of the first season, which stars Ramon Rodriguez...
  • Review: Ben Stiller gives 'Walter Mitty' a smart, antic touch

    Review: Ben Stiller gives 'Walter Mitty' a smart, antic touch
    As a director and star trying to extend into new territory, Ben Stiller is his own best friend. With wild and crazy films like "Zoolander" and "Tropic Thunder" in his past, Stiller's taken a different turn in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," but,...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Learning honor and courage from a poem

    I enjoy the periodic notes I receive from my readers; it’s nice to know that someone appreciates my thoughts. Recently I received a question from a reader, “Dr. Joe, I read the poem ‘Thermopylae’ by Constance Cavafy you used as a...
  • Review: A poet embedded among troops lives to tell 'An Iliad'

    Review: A poet embedded among troops lives to tell 'An Iliad'
    Aristotle placed spectacle near the bottom of his list of tragedy's essentials, and anyone who ventures to see "An Iliad" at the Broad Stage will agree that special effects aren't needed to bring to the stage Homer's deathless epic in all its agonizing,...