| Oct 15, 2011
A large but little-noticed mural that a noted ceramic artist, F. Carlton Ball, created in an alcove of a public library branch in Whittier is having its moment in the spotlight after what may or may not have been a near-brush with the wrecking ball....
| Jan 11, 2012
| 3:01 PM
A nightly dance party created as a last-minute diversion to entertain idle hordes waiting for a wildly popular attraction at Disney California Adventure has turned into an ever-evolving mainstay that might just become an accidental institution.
| Oct 19, 2008
GLIDING across the stage, crooning "come closer" over a driving beat, he manhandles the microphone stand like a modern-day James Brown. Only without the polyester jumpsuit.
Ne-Yo, the R&B triple-threat singer, performer and songwriter, is rocking a steel...
| Feb 7, 2009
I love martinis. I average about two a year, usually here in Las Vegas, where they are known to spawn. A cold glass of beer is a splendid sight, and a glass of Chardonnay has a lovely sort of moon glow. But a martini comes with that great stiletto heel....
| Mar 13, 2009
| 1:04 PM
Active Work Time: 40 minutes
Total Preparation Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Most authentic Irish soda breads are whole wheat, but combinations of half white and half whole wheat or white whole wheat still make for a good loaf. As with anything else, a...
| Sep 24, 2009
Frank Liberman, a veteran Hollywood publicist who represented stars such as Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller and Robert Goulet during his more than 50 years in the business, has died. He was 92.
Liberman, who had Parkinson's disease, died of pneumonia Sunday...
| Mar 16, 2008
Money can't buy you love, but it can buy you a night with the Fab Four, now that a Beatlesque boutique hotel has opened in the northern English city where it all began.
Liverpool's 110-room Hard Days Night Hotel, which opened Feb. 1, is an artsy homage...
| May 18, 2008
| 1:10 PM
Don't be surprised to find Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz grinning Cheshire cats -- they're newlyweds.
The pop-star little sis of Jessica Simpson and the Fall Out Boy bassist tied the knot Saturday night at her parents' Los Angeles-area home with an...
| Mar 4, 2010
One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small, and the pills Tim Burton gives you don't do very much at all.
With apologies to Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit," that more or less sums up "Alice in Wonderland," the director's middling new...
| Mar 28, 2010
On Oct. 9, 2009, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs woke up at dawn and received startling news from Oslo. President Obama, only 48, had just received the Nobel Peace Prize. Usually, this most prestigious of awards honors lifetime accomplishment...
| May 18, 2004
An empty chair threw its shadow across the meadow: a tall-backed, scuffed, swivel writing chair, looming in its emptiness. The writing chair was one that Edward Abbey used. And when you know that, you can understand how long and how broad the shadow was....