| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:34 AM
On a beautiful day in Santa Barbara last Saturday, wine enthusiasts were able to taste unreleased wines from a collection of Santa Barbara County's top vineyards. The Santa Barbara County Wine Futures Tasting was held at the courtyard in front of Les...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Lobster shell disease -- a nasty business that can cause the shell to discolor or rot off completely -- has affected the southern New England lobster industry and reportedly is on the move.
The disease turns the color of the lobster shells from their...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:33 PM
French vintners just don’t seem to be able to catch a break.
Mother Nature has been very, very bad this season to winemakers in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and Alsace, the country's most prestigious wine-growing regions.
A violent hailstorm...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Lots of filmmakers want to jump from YouTube clips to regular movies and TV, but how many are doing so on the power of fart jokes?
"Dick Figures," an animated YouTube series featuring crude drawing and equally crude humor, has been made into a 73-...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Through Kickstarter and Indiegogo, people are finding projects, new products and films to fund via crowdsourcing. Now, reports KGO-TV in San Francisco, fledgling winemakers can take advantage of crowdsourced funding through NakedWines.com. “Now, the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:23 PM
On Monday evening, the summer crowds were thick on the Venice boardwalk.
Up at Dudley Avenue, near the northern end of the bustling oceanfront strip, a crowd gathered for a vigil to honor the victims of Saturday’s car rampage that injured 16...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Spike Lee was a pioneer in several ways when he started making movies in the 1980s. Now with a new Kickstarter campaign, he’s become the latest director to jump on the go-to vehicle for 21st century pioneers (and the occasional celebrity)....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:34 PM
If you're headed down Ensenada way this weekend, you might want to make a detour to Valle de Guadalupe to take in some of the events surrounding the 23rd annual Fiestas de la Vendimia through Saturday.
Check the website for a full listing of...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Veronica Mars is closer to staging her comeback.
The movie spinoff of the teen television drama — which recently made waves in Hollywood after creator Rob Thomas launched the biggest film fundraising campaign in Kickstarter history —...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Laura Dern's HBO comedy "Enlightened" may have been canceled in March but, as the actress noted in a live video chat, that doesn't mean it's gone for good.
After all, Dern's close friend Mitch Hurwitz ("Arrested Development") saw his show find renewed...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Hollywood’s elite have the Black List, which is made up of complete scripts that haven’t been turned into movies. Many popular films like “Juno” and “500 Days of Summer” have graced the Black List, before becoming...