Life + Arts

Cancer surgeon caps fundraiser with haircut

Cancer surgeon caps fundraiser with haircut

Two scissors-wielding women sliced off the almost blue-black ponytail belonging to a very willing surgeon Friday, before sharing a long embrace.

Here's how you can help during the holidays

Here's how you can help during the holidays

During the holidays, many community groups put together Thanksgiving feasts and assistance programs for those in need. Here are some...

Holiday spirit stops off at Spectrum

With the holiday season upon us and Orange County temperatures dropping below 70 degrees, shoppers at the Irvine Spectrum Center have...

South Coast Plaza tree lights up holiday season

South Coast Plaza tree lights up holiday season

For the 33rd year, South Coast Plaza began the holiday season Thursday night by lighting a giant Christmas tree.

Reel Critics: The sober side of Stewart

Comedian Jon Stewart skewers our culture and politics on cutting edge broadcasts of "The Daily Show." We expect raucous laughter from his...

Segerstrom center to be home to American Ballet Theatre school

Young aspiring dancers will have a new opportunity to hone their skills next fall, as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Ballet...

Health-apparel founder had a tough road to inspiration

Health-apparel founder had a tough road to inspiration

Dorian Ayres wanted to be an architect.

Winter is coming to Sawdust Festival

Winter is coming to Sawdust Festival

In her classic song "River," Joni Mitchell laments having to spend the holidays in a temperate climate. "But it don't snow here / it stays...

 Aikido leader visits Newport dojo

Aikido leader visits Newport dojo

Prominent aikido master Yoshitmitsu Yamada Shihan visited Newport Beach Aikido on Sunday during his tour for the 50th anniversary of his...

On Theater: 'Romeo and Juliet' updated (again)

Modernizing Shakespeare is nothing new — directors have been doing it forever. Scissoring the script so the play checks in at under...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

This petite puppy with the confident gait was found as a stray.

The Gossiping Gourmet: Great food, same old decor at Forno

The Gossiping Gourmet: Great food, same old decor at Forno

Chef Ali Kihanmahd has worked in the restaurant business for 25 years, including 15 spent in top Italian restaurants in New York, and he...

Retail Therapy: Hello Kitty, hello holidays

As we enter the holiday warehouse sale season, heed a few tips: Many clothing sales don't offer dressing rooms, so ladies are reminded to...

Newport business presents day of fitness for cancer research

Newport business presents day of fitness for cancer research

Fixed Gear in Newport Beach raised nearly $3,000 on Saturday during its His & Hers fundraiser to benefit the Breast Cancer Research...

Play at UC Irvine considers Ismay's role in the Titanic

Play at UC Irvine considers Ismay's role in the Titanic

On the night of April 14, 1912, an iceberg struck the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage. J. Bruce Ismay, the managing director of the White...

Friends of the Libraries: Libraries can be supporters of the arts

In the Forum page of the Nov. 13 Daily Pilot, just-elected councilwoman Katrina Foley writes about Costa Mesa High School's new performing...

Film Reviews

Reel Critics: This 'Wick' catches fire

Reel Critics: This 'Wick' catches fire

Gangsters from Russia are the new default mafia in recent crime thrillers. Denzel Washington in "The Equalizer" and James Gandolfini in "The...

Reel Critics: '22 Jump Street' mostly by the numbers

Reel Critics: '22 Jump Street' mostly by the numbers

The sequel comedy "22 Jump Street" is as rude, crude and ridiculous as the rowdy original. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum revise their...

Pet Of The Week

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

The fate of four kittens is at the center of a discussion among family members who will be arriving from Texas to move their mom and sell...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

This cairn terrier mix may look familiar, because Toto in "The Wizard of Oz" was the same breed. Although Margo arrived as a stray, she is...

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Society

The Crowd: A win for SPIN and its donors

The Crowd: A win for SPIN and its donors

There is an important underlying message intrinsic to the elegant gourmet charity dinner thrown on behalf of the hungry, the homeless, the...