| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Sit down for coffee and conversation with Sophia Sinise (who goes by "Sophie" informally) and she seems like any other personable 24-year-old mulling over her career possibilities. Until she emerges from the ladies' room in the coffeehouse and gleefully...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 7:52 AM
I'm pretty sure we can account for three of the best-male-actor nominees when the Academy Awards lists come out on Jan. 10.
I've just seen a trio of excellent performances: Denzel Washington in "Flight," Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln" and John Hawkes in...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Sometimes it takes a particular role to allow you to see an actor you've watched for years in a way you've never seen her before. Sometimes it takes a character who taps into something particularly close to the actor's own life experience. For Steppenwolf...
| Oct 15, 2012
WASHINGTON — After two debates, one presidential and one vice presidential, we can fairly conclude that Barack Obama and Joe Biden are happy warriors.
They just smile and smile and smile.
Whereas President Barack Obama's smile during his debate...
| Sep 22, 2012
Once Obamacare fully rolls out in 2014, some 30 million people are going to be looking for primary care, which is why Walmart is thinking about getting into the healthcare business big time.
While this new avenue can work for Walmart, it will require...
| Apr 15, 2012
Throughout his 40-plus-year career, actor Michael Douglas personified the modern male in film, as a sensitive youth rebelling against authority, as a middle-aged man grappling with problems of marriage, career and changing times, and as an older adult,...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 1:17 PM
RECIFE, Brazil -- Some people just can't handle the truth. Others have a tough time with the lies, too.
Civil police in the northeast Brazilian city of Recife arrested Ricardo Sergio Freire de Barros after he tried to open a bank account using a fake...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 11:38 AM
Even in the Great Depression of the 1930s, dreamers hoped for something better. In John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men," itinerant field hands George Milton and Lennie Small dream of buying land of their own someday. At Tidewater Players, director Todd...
| Feb 25, 2012
Hollywood loves comeback stories. Will SOPA/PIPA be one of them? The anti-piracy bills that were working their way through Congress with Hollywood's blessing got tanked by a massive online campaign — petitions, website blackouts, even T-shirts. From...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 10:54 PM
John Altobelli hits a switch in his new ballpark office and the view of the Orange Coast College baseball diamond reveals itself behind a retractable metal window.
It's a new experience for the man who began his 20th season as the school's baseball coach...
| Jan 22, 2012
When local author Rosalia Scalia visited India, she was able to sit down with Amandeep Sandhu, author of "Sepia Leaves." She was kind enough to recount her meeting for Read Street. We'll break her missive into a parts, starting with her description of the...