| Jun 24, 2013
'Hello and Goodbye Hansel and Gretel'
• Performances: 10 a.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday at the castle at Storybook Land.
• Cost: Free.
• What to expect: The well-known story of "Hansel and Gretel" will be presented...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Steph and Lela Figarelle became the first same-sex couple to be married at the top of the Empire State Building in 2012. The Anchorage couple returned home to a state that doesn't recognize gay marriage -- but the Figarelles think the tide may finally...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Flag Day is celebrated every June 14 to commemorate the day the flag of the United States was adopted in 1777. Flag Day was officially established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. It became "National Flag Day" by a 1949 Act of Congress. Flags should...
| Jun 9, 2013
After a quarter-century spent raising the bar on the men's grooming experience — opening a handful of just-for-the-guys salons coast-to-coast and launching an eponymous line of men's hair- and skincare products — John Allan is going...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Not long after buying a rustic vacation cabin nearly two decades ago, Indiana rocker John Mellencamp was told by the previous owner that the cabin was haunted by the ghosts of two brothers and the girl they both loved, all of whom died horrifically...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Awash in music, "Sleepless in Seattle," Nora Ephron's 1993 film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, almost makes sense as a stage musical. That is, until you start considering who could compose a score to compete with a soundtrack that includes "As Time Goes...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Summer has finally arrived and along with it the bugs. As I was driving to town recently with my family, a large bee happened upon the interior of our jeep. This was no ordinary bumble bee — it was some kind of extra-large, very obnoxious yellow...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 10:00 AM
As his actors run through a crucial scene — one in which hopes are dashed and the plot is thickened — director Sheldon Epps watches with a contemplative eye.
"Good," Epps says at the scene's end, his elegant baritone filling the Pasadena...
| Apr 25, 2013
The Big Wedding
"Marriage is like a phone call late at night," Robert De Niro says, in dulcet voice-over mode, at the outset of "The Big Wedding." "First comes the ring, and then you wake up."
Rim shot, please.
| Apr 19, 2013
| 2:30 PM
As of Thursday, I am no longer just a name to three residents of our coverage area. I am also the man with the stuffed Emily Dickinson.
Three years ago, I stayed at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Ore., in which every room is themed after a famous...
| Apr 18, 2013
** (out of four)
“Pixar's 'Wall-E' was pretty good. Imagine how great it would be if it were live action, starred Tom Cruise and unfolded kind of like Duncan Jones ('Moon,' 'Source Code') directing Independence Day!”
From that hypothetical,...