| May 5, 2013
Fifty miles north of San Francisco, straddling U.S. Highway 101, sits Santa Rosa, former home of Charles M. Schulz and the gang from "Peanuts." From the highway, as you boom past at 70 mph, Santa Rosa appears to be just another somewhere on the way to...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Good grief, Charlie Brown's pet beagle, Snoopy, may get his own license plate if another Mr. Brown approves.
The state Senate this week gave its approval to a bill that would allow the California Cultural and Historical Endowment to use the revenue from...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Created bronze sculptures on display across U.S.
Jim Brothers, 72, a Kansas artist whose bronze sculptures are on display in the nation's capital and at historical monuments around the country, died Tuesday at his home in Lawrence, Kan.,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The line between a fair use of copyrighted works and an infringement is blurry, and sometimes it takes a judge to decide where a particular use falls. The dispute between Universal Music Publishing and Lauren LoPrete shows how copyright owners can use...
| Sep 26, 2013
What do you get when you replace the original dialogue from classic Peanuts comic strips with lyrics from songs by the beloved British indie-rock band The Smiths? A wry and clever blog that a major record company tries to shut down.
The case of This...
| May 31, 2013
| 11:49 AM
He may not be taking on the Red Baron in this one, but Snoopy may soon be seen on the back of some California cars.
The state Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would establish a Snoopy license plate to benefit California museums.
AB 482, introduced...
| Nov 18, 2012
Norma Shearer's silk sheets sat for years in a Los Angeles garage, with no one to admire the embroidered monogram: NST, for Norma Shearer Thalberg.
The starlet's Louis Vuitton steamer trunks waited in vain to voyage. One was dedicated solely to...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 6:23 PM
Chris Giarrusso's comic characters might possess super powers, but they really have more in common with Charlie Brown and his ......
| Oct 12, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Chip Kidd, one of the most celebrated book cover designers in publishing, is taking on Rorschach, one of the most ......
| Nov 22, 2012
| 5:03 AM
Call it Christmas, call it Hanukkah, call it Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice or Festivus. The truth is, we here at Hero ......
| Feb 4, 2012
Every presidential campaign turns out to be a quadrennial godsend for editorial cartoonists, but for Lalo Alcaraz, 2012 is a jubilee year. Herman Cain, chowing down at a Miami restaurant, asks, “How do you say ‘delicious' in Cuban?” Newt...