| Oct 7, 2010
| 10:30 AM
Theatergoers in Huntington Beach may be forgiven if they're unsure which way to turn next weekend.
All three local theater groups – the Huntington Beach Playhouse, Golden West College and the Academy for the Performing Arts at Huntington Beach High...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 4:56 PM
"The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South"
By Alex Heard
Harper, 416 pages, $26.99
What begets a work like 'The Eyes of Willie McGee,' a book that should be must reading for serious students of 20th century U....
| Oct 14, 2010
| 9:34 AM
By Jane Smiley
Random House, 336 pages, $26.95
Married life is generally a disappointment. If 'Madame Bovary' isn’t a cautionary enough testament to that rude fact of life, then there are the tut-tuts of the women in the knitting...
| Nov 28, 2010
It's hard to imagine that the reading of picture books could be controversial, but this fall saw a considerable kerfuffle over a story in the New York Times that declared picture books to be in decline. In the midst of a perfectly respectable news story...
| Dec 5, 2010
"Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole," British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." And, I might add, place to place. There's something special about bedding down where Albert Einstein, Marilyn...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 6:01 PM
The holidays are a time to extend hospitality — to show there is room at the inn. Here is a sampling of with whom Laguna folks would most like to invite share their Christmas or Hanukkah dinner, given the choices of anyone living or dead, fact or...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 10:00 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Likely named after Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, in England. A settler, Matthew Griswold, apparently left England from the port of Lyme Regis.
ORIGINS: Set off from Saybrook in 1665, the town was incorporated in 1855 as South Lyme. The...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" is reminiscent of another comical Steve — Allen — and his "Meeting of Minds" some years past. Both are quite entertaining, but ultimately more intellectually stimulating than out-and-out funny....
| Mar 23, 2008
Heather Mills won a $49 million divorce ruling from Paul McCartney last week, but she lost in the court of public opinion. The judge called her "devoid of reality," and the British press said she had "over-egged the pudding" with outrageous demands. Which...
| Nov 22, 2010
| 8:19 PM
As a person living with Type 1 diabetes, Angie Hashemi-Rad must prick her fingers and give herself insulin every day to stay alive. But nothing irritates her more than having people mistakenly assume she has Type 2 diabetes — and then suggest she...
| Nov 20, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Thursday is Thanksgiving. You probably knew that. But how is that possible? I Googled Albert Einstein, Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking, and not one of them said anything about time and space being compressed between Halloween and New Year's. But I'm...