| Jul 9, 2008
The former Masonic Temple in downtown Glendale is an old, decrepit and some say haunted building -- a venue perhaps more suited to Hollywood horror flicks than the plays of Shakespeare, Beckett or Molière.
For nearly 17 years, the nine-story structure on...
| Sep 27, 2009
A few years ago, while abroad for a summer semester in England, I flew over to Ireland for a short vacation over the Bank Holiday weekend. I spent much of the time in Dublin but before getting there, I had a day's layover in Belfast. And though one only...
| Nov 1, 2009
Even after the costumes are worn, the candy collected and the ghoulish jack-o'-lantern turned back into a pumpkin, Halloween doesn't have to be over -- if you are willing to be entertained by a good ghost story.
Almost anywhere you look in Southern...
| Sep 12, 2004
It was inside Serra Chapel that my epiphany began.
It's an eerie place of beauty with history painted on its walls, a tiny room with a view of another age. In my life as a Californian, I have spent hours meditating in this birth chamber of the state....
| Jan 28, 2013
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The following On Demand/DVD new releases are available this week: Hotel Transylvania: In this spirited animated adventure, Dracula runs a resort where monsters can get away from those pesky humans. But once his daughter decides she wants to explore the...
| Feb 7, 2013
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Cartoon character Scooby Doo and his friends aren’t afraid of confronting white apparitions such as ghosts, but another white substance has caused the crime-fighting dog to reschedule his stop at Sands Bethlehem Event Center. Snow. The impending...
| Feb 21, 2013
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| Jan 18, 2013
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At least since whoever wrote "The Arabian Nights" invented postmodernism, we have been visited by metafiction — literature folding in on itself to address its own fictionality. At its best we get "Don Quixote," "Tristram Shandy," Jorge Luis Borges'...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Baltimore-born Thurgood Marshall, the civil rights lawyer and first black Supreme Court justice who was instrumental in ending Jim Crow segregation. His representation of schoolgirl Linda Brown...
| Jan 11, 2013
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Imagine if the “Paranormal Activity” films still featured loud noises and mysteriously falling pots and pans—only this time, they also included Marlon Wayans being raped by a ghost. Wouldn’t that be hilarious?
| Jan 11, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Marlon Wayans wrings every last down-and-dirty giggle out of a single joke in "A Haunted House," his return to "Scary Movie" territory, in truth if not by contract.
He's no longer involved in that series, so he limited himself to making fun not of every...