| Jul 13, 2012
| 7:04 AM
In the course of a going-out-of-business sale that has been dragging on at the Charles Village Video Americain for months, owner Barry Solan estimates he’s sold about two-thirds of his roughly 30,000-title inventory.
Each sale, he and his wife,...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:16 PM
This Wednesday, thanks to the good folks at the Northwest Chicago Film Society, a John Ford film that hasn't been shown in Chicago since 1927 returns to the big screen. This "lovable mutt" of a comedy, as described by the NCFS' Kyle Westphal, is called...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 5:26 AM
Irene C. Ford, 81, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Her family and pastor, Orville Theaker were present.
Irene was born on Oct. 19, 1931, the daughter of Cluster and Lilly Simmons.
Irene married John Ford on Dec. 5, 1947,...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 9:46 PM
Fifty-one years ago, Orange Coast College staged its summer musical production, "Li'l Abner."
The show was performed before packed houses in OCC's 1,200-seat auditorium in August of 1961.
The college's theater department was the only game in town that...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Charles "Chuck" Frederick Ford, 86, formerly of Fry Avenue in Hagerstown, passed from this life Tuesday, April 24, 2012, while in the loving care of NMS Healthcare.
Born March 12, 1926 in Charles Town, W.Va., he was the son of the late Samuel R. and...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Rich, strange and gorgeous, F.W. Murnau's "Sunrise" (1927) shows what an artist of the late silent era could accomplish cinematically, backed by an open checkbook and fueled by the highest aspirations even in the simplest of morality tales.
| May 9, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Tom Morello says he rarely gets nervous anymore before he performs, in part because he’s done just about everything from rocking stadiums with Rage Against the Machine to participating in protest rallies around the world as a guitar-thrashing...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Who is your choice for the biggest surprise of the season so far? Would I be in the running if I said Tim Jennings? -- Chuck Durante, Guiling, China
There are a number of candidates. Tim Jennings is a good one, seeing he was benched at the end of last...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:23 AM
"Lincoln" is a grave and surprisingly subtle magic trick, conjuring the past and an almost ridiculously impressive figure in ways that transcend art direction and the right stovepipe hat. Director Steven Spielberg's latest combines the most commonly...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 9:56 PM
An almond orchard just outside of Modesto proved good cover for a person – or persons – wanted for stealing a car, then eluding police Sunday evening.
The suspect and possibly two others inside a stolen car crashed into a mailbox on Don Pedro...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 12:50 PM
In the early 20th Century, California still had vast areas of untouched nature. The state's abundance and variety of natural beauty — coast, mountains, flatlands, hill country and deserts — attracted domestic artists who were charged with...