| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
If Mark Mothersbaugh ever thought of expanding his empire of music, art, merchandise, glass frames, etc. into the museum business, he would have an intact collection.
As if he needed to underline it to visitors to his Mutato Muzika offices inside a...
| Dec 12, 2013
"The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien, read by Bryan Cranston, Audible Inc., 7:47, $19.99
Bryan Cranston's voice rumbles like wheels on gravel, like the quiet confession of a passenger during a long night drive. The star of "Breaking Bad" shows his...
| Jan 16, 2014
Robert Gates may be the only CIA director or defense secretary who ever took part in peace demonstrations during the Vietnam War. In his 1996 memoir — the one nobody noticed — he says that in 1970, as a young CIA employee and Air Force...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The path of social and political activism undertaken by many American nuns over the past 50 years is the subject of "Band of Sisters." Mary Fishman's admiring docu is more a general survey than a detailed history or portrait of individual personalities...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Al-Qaida returned as a force be reckoned with in Iraq this month when militants affiliated with the terrorist group captured two important cities in Anbar Province along the country's western border with Syria, a hotbed of Sunni Muslim resistance to the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:12 AM
It was supposed to be a rare afternoon off for a Florida couple who put their young daughter in day care and went to see the matinee of the recently released military flick, “Lone Survivor.”
Instead of violence staying safely on the movie...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:35 PM
"Lee Daniels’ The Butler” tells the story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), a White House butler who serves eight presidents and is caught up in the tumultuous civil rights movement. But, for Daniels, the heart of the story lies with the...
| Dec 20, 2013
Re “Death rate unusually high for young vets,” Dec. 17
I want to commend The Times for printing an important and very insightful article on the front page.
As a psychotherapist working with veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, I...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:29 PM
The onset of World War II transformed Costa Mesa's quiet farmland into a military zone preparing for battle.
This, it was noted during Thursday's Fair Board meeting, forever changed the area and paved the way for the population growth to come.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:24 PM
"Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?" Shakespeare asked in Twelfth Night. There were cakes and ale aplenty at the Sugar Games, a literary dessert competition presented by PEN Center USA at Angel City Brewery...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 6:31 AM
When former Lake County commissioner Richard Swartz and retired sheriff's homicide detective Jack McDonald go on vacation together next month, they're hoping nobody will shoot them.
It would be a welcome change from the last time the two helicopter...